By MLA Peter Biggs (*) – In the Falkland Islands, the foundations of our livelihoods are reliant on our environment - fishing, agriculture, tourism - and these key sectors would not exist without healthy ecosystems. Read full article
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In 1982, British troops sent to the Falklands were told they were liberating an island of 2,000 people and 6 million penguins, a figure supported by the ICBP (Status and Conservation of Seabirds at the Falkland Islands) in 1984. These 6 million penguins have crashed to less than 1 million over the last 20 years, due to insufficient fish and squid around the Falklands. This coincides with the establishment of a squid and fishing industry around the Falklands. Falkland Islands Sealions and Elephant seals which also rely on fish and squid have also crashed in number over recent years.Jan 17th, 2023 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Makes a mockery of the statement ” we will not shy away from the collective responsibility we have not only for our own local environment, but for the global environment we share.
Mr. Shogun...Jan 17th, 2023 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Mayhap them ~2,000 Kelpers are responsibly planning to remediate their YEARLY licensed removal of ~600,000 tonnes of biomass from the South-Atlantic (and the carbon footprint of ~200 fishing vessels sailing YEARLY across half the world to do it...) by banning the free plastic shopping bags in their supermarket...?
Fishing industry is going well, I hearJan 18th, 2023 - 03:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
People got to eat.....
TWIMC...Jan 18th, 2023 - 07:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
- Please find linked below a very fresh example of what Angelsächsische politicians like MLA Peter Biggs really mean when they say...:
- ”We will not shy away from the collective responsibility they have not only for our own local environment, but for the global environment we share.”