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  • Monday, July 25, 2005

    Manchester United boss in battle with Greenpeace

    The new boss of Manchester United hasn't only got the team's fans to worry about, now conservationists are putting pressure on his family to stop the mass fishing of menhaden fish at Chesapeake bay, from the Guardian:

    On Saturday, Greenpeace staged a protest outside one of Omega's plants in Chesapeake Bay demanding a moratorium for the entire fishery, and an end to the company taking menhaden out of the bay - claiming its 66 vessels and 30 spotter planes are threatening the entire stock. Greenpeace is not alone in its battle with the company. Sports fishermen along the coast claim that striped bass - their main target - are starving because its principal food, menhaden, is fast disappearing. The menhaden is valued for other reasons, primarily because it filters sea water for its food, cleaning up the pollution in the creeks and inshore bay areas. The demonstration was the latest round in a struggle to convince US Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to control catches until the true stock position of this valuable fish can be properly assessed by scientists.
    If you would like to help Greenpeace draw attention to issues such as this, then please support us, in our 24 hour Blogathon efforts. Manchester United fans especially may like to support us given the above. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts


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