11 Apr '11, 7pm

Last day to speak up. A fishery that catches endangered sharks and turtles doesn't deserve an eco-label from MSC!

Opposition to longline swordfish fishery certification escalates as public comment period closes April 11, 2011 Halifax, NS — In response to the London, UK based Marine Stewardship Council assessment report for the Atlantic Canadian Swordfish Longline Fishery, thirty-five marine conservation groups from around the world have signed on to a letter opposing the certification. The fishery, which takes place from April to November off the coast of Nova Scotia, catches and discards roughly 100,000 sharks and 1,400 endangered sea turtles every year with many thousands dying in order to catch about 20,000 swordfish. The assessment report has been prepared by a third party certifier, Moody Marine. "That a fishery of this nature can make it through the certification process without requiring any substantive changes to its practices clearly shows a problem with the MSC standard" say...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/media/news/2011/04/opposition-...

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davidsuzuki.org 07 Apr '11, 5pm

Letter Sent. Thank you for keeping us informed! This sort of green-washing and false labeling is one of my biggest pet pee...