US involvement in protecting ocean life
Last week, US officials announced their plan to get involved in
protecting fish stocks and their habitats; especially, helping to
eliminate destructive ocean fishing practices such as bottom trawling.
According to Lisa Speer, Director of the Water and Oceans Program at
the Natural Resources Defense Council, "Unregulated bottom trawling is
the single most destructive fishing practice on the high seas, and it
needs to be stopped." Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was put in
charge of the US effort.
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Hopefully, US officials will take seriously the threat that
commercial fishing represents. People in leadership roles should lead by
example: honoring God’s creation.
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