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Canada Sidesteps Protection of Endangered Fish, Study Finds

Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, Economy, Endangered Species, Fish, Science )

- 1280 days ago -
Endangered and threatened marine fish species in Canada are routinely refused protection by the federal government, contrary to scientists' recommendations, a new study has found.


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Julie P (154)
Friday September 18, 2015, 4:45 pm
From the article:

"In fact, the more endangered the fish are, the less likely they are to get protection under Canada's endangered species legislation, researchers at the University of Victoria and the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax report...

As an example, Atlantic bluefin tuna and Atlantic cod were deemed endangered by COSEWIC in 2010, but both still await a decision about whether they will be listed under SARA. In the meantime fishing quotas for both species have been increased."

Animae C (507)
Friday September 18, 2015, 5:22 pm
GREED always wins!!!

Thanx Julie

Patrick Donovan (344)
Friday September 18, 2015, 5:50 pm
Again, AniMae hits the nail on the head: money talks, politicians listen.

Anthony D (43)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 3:05 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 5:47 am
Polticians maybe think the world would be turned upside down if they listen to people. No worry, the earth is round!

pam w (139)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 6:28 am

Julie P (154)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 7:24 am
"Prime Minister Harper promised voters that if re-elected, he would invest $9 million over three years to Destination Canada, which would bring more American recreational hunters, anglers and snowmobilers to the north....

In fact, most of the party’s new conservation measures target gun owners and hunters specifically — if brought back for a fourth term in power, the Tories would also modernize migratory bird regulations to allow family hunting permits and permit use of crossbows in hunting Canada-wide. Crossbows are currently illegal in Newfoundland and the Yukon, where Harper made the original announcement. "


What is wrong with these people that they do not understand and enjoy the intrinsic value of wildlife and ecosystems and will only enhance their existence so they can be killed?

Julie P (154)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 8:02 am
The following is from the Canadian Conservative Minister of the Environment Leona Aglukkaq,:

""Our Government has been steadfast in its support for hunters across Canada and has stood up and defended both the seal and polar bear hunt on the world stage..."

Kevin C (2)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 12:39 pm
'(Canada)... has stood up and defended both the seal and polar bear hunt on the world stage..."

Is that something to be proud of? Or have they still not thought about tomorrow? What world do they want for their children?
Do they actually have the ability to conceive?
Somehow I can't quite get the image of A.I. synthetic life forms running government out of my head because the only explanation for the continued wanton and vandalistic destruction of the planet is we have all had our respective global governments invaded by some sort of monstrous alien life form that doesn't want us to survive for much longer. No real human could wantonly allow the further destruction of planet earth and yet here we have Harper promoting just that. What a waste of oxygen he is.
PS I now know that Canada doesn't have an environment minister. Not a 'natural' environment minister that is.
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