Thursday, February 06, 2014

Palau - Marine Sanctuary!

And now it appears that it has been enacted.
I still find it silly - why not let Fish stocks recover and then fish sustainably according to strict, science based guidelines whilst slowly building a domestic fishing and seafood processing industry? If managed sustainably, seafood is a totally renewable resource - so why forfeit that source of income for the country?

Oh well.
Looks like some NGOs have spent a lot of time and resources to have it their way. Good on them as it will look good with the donors and will undoubtedly generate brownie points for the individuals that have conducted the negotiations.
For them, it is undoubtedly a great coup.

For Palau, not convinced.

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