by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Causes.

Sigourney WeaverLast week, Sigourney Weaver joined with the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, which represents more than 60 conservation organizations from around the world, at the United Nations headquarters in New York. They were there to ask for action against bottom trawling practices of deep sea fisheries. Scientists say this practice is ruining rare and sensitive habitats.

Said Weaver, “The oceans that millions of people around the world depend on for sustenance and livelihood are being plundered while the world sits by and watches. Some of the oldest ecosystems on Earth are being destroyed. Most people think somebody somewhere is looking out for the deep oceans, but they aren’t. These deep sea trawlers are operating beyond the reach of the law. It’s up to all of us to change that.”

Jane AlexanderActress Jane Alexander has also spoken out in support of high seas moratorium on dragging. The White House has joined with other countries supporting this moratorium in also pleading with the UN to call a stop on deep sea dragging.

DSCC via Lime – The Green Room. Also check out the blog, High Seas Moratorium NOW.

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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