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The Beginning of the end??

Posted by in Facts & findings on 05. Nov, 2014 | No Comments

The beginning of the end?   Some great news – Møre and Romsdal county have refused permission/stopped seaweed dredging in some sensitive areas on our coast.  Weather this is due to the letters and protests they received last year from individuals and organizations is not known. http://www.nrk.no/mr/stenger-for-taretraling-1.12026051     but it is causing some discomfort […]

Acidic seas from CO2

Posted by in Facts & findings on 12. Oct, 2014 | No Comments

  In the case of the effects of commercial seaweed harvesting it seems most experts are very careful to make statements that do the least harm. They dont want to cause ripples – http://www.nrk.no/nordland/bekymret-for-surere-hav-1.11980978 click on image to enlarge so this article on the effects green house gasses are having on our seas is most […]

Environmental activism.

Posted by in Bertrams blog on 03. Oct, 2014 | No Comments

Part of Environmental activism is about following closely the activities of your target and logging their activities, then contacting the authorities and using the law to prosecute any infringement of the environment you think may be taking place. Any company operating in the environment should be happy for you to do this as it would […]

How can you do something constructive to help?

Posted by in Bertrams blog on 26. Sep, 2014 | No Comments

Taretråling is conducted by a Norwegian run, American owned company – They have every freedom needed to operate a massive seaweed trawling business on the coast, however there are limits regulated by the fiskeriedirektoratet.  These limits are supposed to conserve some of the wildlife otherwise destroyed by the trawlers activities so it is vital they […]

contacts with other groups. TAKING CHARGE.

Posted by in Bertrams blog on 22. Sep, 2014 | No Comments

Slowly the quality and quantity of contacts with other organizations are growing. The most important part of Environmentalism is information and its free use.  Once you have understood where and how your contacts stand then some really useful work can begin. An article in Miljøvernforbunds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Warriors_of_Norway                    […]

More on Trawling.

Posted by in Facts & findings on 14. Sep, 2014 | No Comments

Here is an article in Norwegian on Trawling – (from Jens)   click on image for full size http://www.imr.no/temasider/redskap_og_teknologi/tral/bunntral/bunntraling/miljoeffektar_av_botntraling/nb-no   article in full. What i find most interesting about this is the difference in the information in this article and this one – this is very short and just a little part of a much larger […]

Bottom Trawling

Posted by in Facts & findings on 10. Sep, 2014 | No Comments

Following the various debates on trawling it is clear that Norway has a 20 kilometer zone inside which no bottom trawling is allowed. The details i have not been able to firmly ascertain but reading the wikipedia article on trawling some things begin to make sense Double click on image to enlarge.   One major […]

Seaweed harvesting – information problems

Posted by in Facts & findings on 29. Jul, 2014 | No Comments

Over the last few years i have been studying seaweed and its harvesting worldwide on the internet. A number of things stand out very clearly through contacts with universities, businesses the scientists concerned and many state and private organizations involved with marine protection and welfare –     The first is that there is no […]

Seabirds dying

Posted by in Facts & findings on 13. May, 2014 | No Comments

it seems that the famous bird reserve on Runde is having problems.  Some specis of birds have nearly completely disappeared and others are in trouble. http://naturvernforbundet.no/naturogmiljo/import/sjoefugl-paa-randen-av-stupet-article9780-1009.html   The article mentions climate change and the warming of our seas as being responsible for the change in fish prey, but no mention at all of Norways biggest […]

How important are our seaweed forests??

Posted by in Bertrams blog on 11. May, 2014 | No Comments

This is from the county governors office in Telemark. The first bit is from Hartvig Christie – essentially is says that seaweed is an essential part of the ecosystem.  As the plants die the mass of plants have an important part to play in the ecology of the ocean . Mengden såkalt biomasse som produseres […]