Make fishing fair

As is reporting:

Fish are disappearing from the oceans, and fishers in developing countries are hauling in empty nets–all because of massive overfishing by rich countries, fueled by billions in subsidies every year. Already, 90% of big fish like tuna and marlin are gone. It’s unfair trade, it’s killing the oceans, and it’s endangering a critical food supply.

Next month, the WTO will propose new global fishing rules. This month, finance ministers around the world are deciding what those rules should be. That gives us a chance to make a stand–to tell our trade ministers and government leaders to oppose the subsidies that lead to overfishing, and to support fairness and sustainability for generations to come.

We can influence our ministers by sending them mails about the topic, urging them to take action! has a page where you can do this. Sadly the text is always in english.
But I have translated the mail text in german. ….

August 24, 2007

Sehr geehrter Herr Martin Bartenstein,

Ich schreibe ihnen um sie um ihre Unterstützung für ein faireres und nachhaltiges globales Fisch System zu bitten.
Die derzeitigen Fischfang Subventionen sind den Fischern in Entwicklungsländern gegenüber unfair und sind schuld daran dass viele Fischarten am Rande der Ausrottung stehen.

Die WTO erstellt nun neue Regeln für Fischfang Subventionen. Bitte kümmern sie sich darum dass die Fischfang Subventionen verringert werden und dadurch weniger Schaden an der Umwelt und weniger Ungerechtigkeit den Entwicklungsländern angetan wird.

Mit Dank

Thomas Mustermann
Musterstrasse 13


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