The Faroes recently hosted the Transatlantic Climate Conference 2008 where keynote speakers included Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore who spoke about global warming and Goldman Prize winner Orri Vigfusson of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund who spoke about Biodiversity and Sustainable Development in the North Atlantic.
We would recommend that all our visitors read the attached pdf document of Orri’s complete presentation to the conference audience as this outlines in some detail the challenges we face in the North Atlantic and radical ways forward to halt in particular declines in wild fish stocks.
Key background notes:
• Sixteen leading international organisations call for a national salmon policy in Norway.
• Norwegian authorities have failed in their duty to protect wild Atlantic salmon.
• Lowest Norwegian salmon catch records in history
• The Directorate of Nature Management (DN) goes against ICES scientific advice.
• Norway violates article 66 of the Law of the Sea and create dangerous international situations.
OPEN LETTER TO THE NORWEGIAN GOVERNMENT
NORWAY IS MISSING FROM THE LIST OF RESPONSIBLE SALMON NATIONS
There is no shortage of causes for the decline of salmon in Norway. All along the Norwegian coastline genuine wild salmon stocks are declining or disappearing from more and more rivers. The Norwegian authorities have failed in their duty to take adequate measures to restore the country’s salmon rivers during the last two decades. As far as salmon are concerned, recognition of the need for conservation, sustainability …