Draggng the hill with a net
The Ecology Action Centre, Living Oceans Society and other members of the Gearshift Coalition are heading to Parliament Hill in Ottawa with a truck load of dragger gear and net via Moncton and St. John. Their intention is to show Canadians and their politicians the size and destructive nature to Canada's oceans looks like. We are reproducing a release from the EAC for the information of our readers.
The Ecology Action Centre and Living Oceans Society are bringing a bottom trawling net from the East Coast to Parliament Hill from October 14th to October 21st to present their message to the Canadian Government that bottom dragging is the most destructive fishing gear type.
The Canadian Government must take immediate action to protect fish habitat as well as rare and threatened corals and sponges from bottom trawling in Canadian waters. Canada must also support a UN moratorium on bottom trawling on the high seas.
Join scientists, conservationists, and fishermen for one or all of the following events along our Canadian Drag Net Tour:
Halifax Friday Oct. 14th, 11am-4pm: Spring Garden Library
Kick off event
Noon: Dal Tech Auditorium, across from Library
Multimedia Presentation: "Deep Sea Life, Dragging and Alternatives"
Saint John Monday, Oct. 17th: Market Square
Montreal Tuesday, Oct. 18th
See website for location updates.
Conservationists and fishermen available for discussion. Net available for
Wednesday, Oct 19th, 9:30 am-11:30 am
Parliament Hill: Information event, display and Multimedia presentation
Thurs, Oct. 20th, 7pm
University of Ottawa. Rm 142 Complex residentielle. Multimedia Presentation and panel discussion.
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Keep visiting for information and updates:
Volunteers wanted for the Ottawa event -- please call Gina at (902) 453-6433 or (902) 426-1871 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainable Seafood Coordinator
Ecology Action Centre
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