bm276 Mauritania, Greenpeace, and Bottom Trawling

I pay a visit to Greenpeace International to followup on what is going on with fishing rights in Mauritania.

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5 thoughts on “bm276 Mauritania, Greenpeace, and Bottom Trawling

  • August 29, 2008 at 12:41 am

    The title of this podcast brought a smile to my face. I think you meant ‘bottom trawling’ instead of ‘bottom trolling’ (?) Bottom trolling sounds like something Cheryl Merkowski does.

    • August 30, 2008 at 1:13 am

      oh thats funny. I didnt even realize it. I was wanting to let Madge know that Id written about bottom “trolling” but indeed… I meant the other kind.

      • August 30, 2008 at 3:19 pm


        totally off topic, your contact (and obviously the whole page is offline and i wanted to get in touch with you.


      • September 3, 2008 at 7:34 am

        emailing you now.

  • August 29, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    If only it would have been banned in the EU.. It has just been banned from some sensitive areas. But you´re right it should be banned everywhere else as this fishing technique is much more destructive than large scale driftnets which are banned on a Worldwide level by the UN General Assembly. But I guess drowning dolphins in these nets captures the attention of the media and politicians much more easily than the irreversible and grave ecosystem impacts caused by bottom trawling…This requires a few more braincells to understand

    Also how politically correct of your friends to think that we cannot say as white people to Africans how to manage their resources. …And how convenient for the African ruling elite who sell their resources for a nickel and a dime (and the boutiques on the Champs d´Elysees) and what a shame for the ordinary Africans who depend on their natural resources for survival. Maybe they´ll understand if Europe gets invaded by African boatpeople.

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