Greenpeace claims victory as John West cans 'destructive' fishing | Pacific Beat

Greenpeace claims victory as John West cans 'destructive' fishing

Greenpeace claims victory as John West cans 'destructive' fishing

Updated 5 December 2012, 10:51 AEST

Fishing has been high on the agenda this week, as the big Central and Western Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting is underway in Manila.

One of the most contentious issues is the use of FIsh Aggregating Devices -- or FADS.

They attract fish, and make them much easier to catch, but critics argue they sweep up all sorts of marine life that gets killed unecessarily.

While the debate continues in Manila in Australia evironment group Greenpeace is celebrating a victory in their own campaign against FADs.

They've managed to convince fish canner John West to stop using FADs altogether.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Nathaniel Pelle, Oceans Campaigner, Greenpeace

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Geraldine Coutts

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Geraldine is a respected voice on issues in the Pacific and is the presenter of our morning Pacific Beat  program.

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