Survival of the sea turtle; Cayman turtle farm starts over
"The first chapter of the Cayman Turtle Farm story did not end happily. But a new phase in this fabled effort to protect wild sea turtles has begun." Reproduced with permission of the author and the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC).
The meter is running: "Turtle safe" meets WTO
"Fishermen are receiving a lesson in Global Economics 101 right now if they're watching the shrimp market. On May 1, the United States began embargoing imported wild shrimp from 40 countries in response to a lawsuit pushed by Earth Island Institute, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Humane Society of the United States, Sierra Club and Georgia Fishermen's Association." At the time of writing, the author was co-director of the San Diego-based Fishermen's Coalition. (This article is classified under Fisheries.)
Saving Turtles? What do these organisations really want?
"If you've been paying any attention at all to marine fisheries issues, you'll know that a handful of so-called environmental organizations have been making life miserable for just about every commercial fisherman (except, of course, for those few in organizations that have been won over to the side of these "conservationists" by lucrative foundation grants and the chance to use their connections to get a competitive edge on fishermen in competing fisheries) for most of the past decade." (This article is classified under Fisheries.)
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