Good News From The South Pacific

Today’s Saipan Tribune reports on the growing support among Pacific Islands to ban bottom trawling. Palau President Remengassau has been the lead on rallying support for such measures.

During the {Pacific Islands Executive Chief] summit, Remengasau reported that the Pacific Islands Forum and other chief executives at previous meetings had agreed, within the limitations of their political status, to support a temporary ban on deep see trawling. They had also pledged to take a precautionary approach until measures are in place to effectively manage and regulate this damaging practice.