Tag Archives: George Monbiot

Will Scallop Dredging in Cardigan Bay be an Environmental Disaster?

CFOODRecently in the UK, George Monbiot, a well-known environmental journalist, criticised the Welsh Government for undertaking a public consultation about the possibility of allowing restricted amounts of scallop dredging (dragging nets along the bottom) within a legally protected marine conservation zone. (Article here)  In particular, Monbiot used a quote from Callum Roberts at the University of York to imply that the scientific study which led to this consultation was flawed.  Read the article here 16:21

Ripping up the sea floor on behalf of royal profits

Doh! How naïve can you get? Conservation in a conservation zone? You must be out of your mind. Conservation zones, obviously, are places that fishing boats can continue to smash to pieces through beam trawling, scallop dredging and other weapons of mass destruction. Read the rest here 14:59