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Environmental Profiteers – Ocean in Peril?

environmental profiteers“The Planet is in peril! We are in a time of un-precedented crisis! The oceans are being emptied of fish by overfishing and the environmental organizations are the only people that can save us!” It is a compelling story. It has easily identifiable heroes and villains, an uncomplicated plot and easy solutions. Read more here 18:20

Oceana’s Bycatch Report and Media Coverage Ignores Key Successes in U.S. Fisheries

logoEnvironmental special interest group Oceana made headlines last March with its bycatch report, “Wasted Catch: Unsolved Problems in U.S. Fisheries.” Since the report’s release, mainstream media publications and other environmental organizations, like the Pew Charitable Trusts, have further presented one-sided coverage of issues regarding bycatch in the United States — often providing little or no information about the significant and successful efforts taken by many commercial fisheries to curb unintended catch. These omissions of facts are misleading, ultimately providing the public a skewed perspective on U.S. fisheries management. Read more here  14:53