The Latest On: Oceans
David Henkin, Attorney, Earthjustice: “Wespac’s efforts to twist the English language to further its agenda to over-exploit our ocean resources recalls Humpty Dumpty’s abuse of language in ‘Through the Looking Glass’ ... Any definition of ‘cultural fishing’ that includes within its ambit commercial longlining would be in blatant conflict with the court’s ruling ... Any attempt to define ‘non-commercial fishing’ to include the sale of fish is clearly ludicrous.”
Feds: Seismic Oil Surveys In Gulf Of Mexico Would Harm Or Harass Marine Mammals Over 30 Million Times
David Henkin, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “The jury is still out about what that means about whales, dolphins and people who are concerned about their well-being. It’s early to really know what they’re up to but we’re going to be very carefully monitoring the situation.”
Roger Fleming, Attorney, Earthjustice: "It's perfectly reasonable for fishermen to pay for a portion if not all of the at-sea cost of monitoring. They are harvesting a public resource."