Saturday, March 31, 2012

WCPFC - great news for OWTs, but...

Looks like I've been too optimistic.
Japan has stalled the decision to ban the appalling practice of abusing Whale Sharks as FADs by setting purse seines around them. What possible argument could they have raised against banning this abomination - Angelo?

But the parties have protected the Oceanic White Tips.
As always, it's a mixed bag but I guess that we must be grateful for any progress. More about the status of Sharks in the Central and Western Pacific here!

Baby step by baby step...

And the Tuna?
Dunno but I'm gonna find out - appeal by Pew here, infographic here!

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