March 30, 2005

3/30 - The Greenpeace Stunt: Was everything on the menu overfished?

Looks like there may have been a little more to the Greenpeace banquet menu story of yesterday. According to an article in the Coos Bay World, four of the items listed on the Greenpeace menu as "problems" are not overfished species. Here's what they say:

But before Gilchrest addressed the audience, Greenpeace attempted to infiltrate the banquet. A handful of Greenpeace members, dressed as waiters and resembling the staff of the Omni Shoreham Hotel, distributed "menus" with copy titled "Mismanaging Our Nation's Fisheries: a menu of what's missing." They weren't menus at all. The pamphlets listed 11 issues of concern, such as problems with Atlantic cod, among others. They also listed Greenland turbot, Pacific Ocean perch and rougheye rockfish in the North Pacific, and albacore in the Pacific, as overfished species. But none of those species is considered overfished, according to current U.S. government criteria.

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Greenpeace Menu, page 1

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Greenpeace Menu, page 2

Posted by Randy Olson at March 30, 2005 02:43 AM