Thursday, October 15, 2009

About one of those new laws the Governator signed last weekend

A new law passed for California to develop standards for sustainable fishing. It will let the state's fisheries to put an ec0-label on seafood from the best-managed fisheries. When Marine Stewardship Council gets involved, the process can be long and drawn out. Maybe now that there have been assessments in the past, the process can be jump-started this time. We need the jobs fisheries provide in this state, but those jobs need to be in fisheries that practice sustainable fishing practices, and Californians need to be encouraged to buy products from those best fisheries. Let's hope this law will make this happen. (Photo of Panulirus interruptus, California Spiny Lobster, pulled from Wikipedia)

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