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OceanElders applauds Australia’s leadership in marine stewardship

August 07, 2012 | by Honu | Filed under: OceanElders | 2 comments

OceanElders sent a letter of commendation to the Prime Minister of Australia for the global leadership shown in establishing a large marine reserve, including the Coral Sea.  Australians should be proud.

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noel | August 19, 2012 2:39 am

Sorry, but Australia which has one of the longest coastlines in the world is forced to import 70% of its fish despite our small population. That is a ridiculous situation. Also, tourism is not an answer because the local Green groups are against resort development along the QLD coast.
It would not be so irksome except for the fact that the identities revealed in your organisation have a big carbon footprint. If this were not so then the appeal to reduce resource use…mineral or other…would be more acceptable.

Helen | August 19, 2012 10:35 pm

What sciene underpinned the decision to establish a larger marine reserve? Has any of this so called learned group ever talked to the seafood industry about the need for expanding marine parks??? Is this group happy for Australia to import 70-80% of its seafood from overseas underdeveloped countries – perhaps the perception is “as long as its not our backyard we dont care???”

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