NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE
Following the earlier post on THE OUTLAW OCEAN series of New York Times articles and after some exchanges of emails today with reporter Ian Urbina he has forwarded further links outlining some of the ongoing investigative work.
Interestingly this material although focused as all the series has on crew conditions also highlights the plundering of fishery resources from third world countries.
The NYT series focuses on the darker side of this trade but regular readers of Celtic News will recall that EU countries and the activities of so called super-trawlers which we have highlighted previously are also taking a ‘wrecking ball’ to the fishery and marine eco-systems of many impoverished West African nations.
Here’s a link to Ian Urbina’s work with conservationist activist group ‘Sea Shepherd’ to highlight this problem (Note: additional related links in the article):
Photo: Trawler MV Thunder which was scuttled after a pursuit by environmental activists from SEA SHEPHERD
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