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Posted by in Bertrams blog on 09. Dec, 2014 | No Comments

Norways coast is being trawled for seaweed. Every part that can be trawled is being trawled. We know that bottom trawling re distributes pollutants such as pcbs which are normally taken up by bottom sediment. These pollutants are redistributed in the food chain and are ultimately ingested by us – these chemicals are cancer and […]

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.     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 – 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                    […]

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   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.   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 […]