YARMOUTH COUNTY: Gray’s Bridge on Gray’s Road Gray’s Bridge on Gray’s Road is closed today, Oct. 4 and Wednesday, Oct. 5, until 5 p.m. for repairs. Detour route is on North Kemptville Road and Route 203. -30-
9 October 2008The world’s marine fisheries are losing $50 billion each year because of poor management, inefficiencies, and over-fishing, according to a new joint report released today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank. The world’s marine fisheries are losing $50 billion each year because of poor management, inefficiencies, and over-fishing, according to a new joint report released today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank. The study draws attention to industry issues and financial losses, which over the last three decades total over $2 trillion, a figure roughly equivalent to the gross domestic product (GDP) of Italy. “Right now, no one is winning,” said Rolf Willmann, FAO Senior Fishery Planning Officer and one of the report writers, in a press release issued today. “Much of the industry is unprofitable, fish stocks are depleted and other sectors of the economy foot the bill for an ailing fishing industry.” But the report also argues that well-managed marine fisheries could turn most of these losses into sustainable economic benefits for millions of fisheries and coastal communities. “It is not just about boats and fish. This report provides decision-makers with the economic arguments for the reforms needed,” said the Fisheries Team Leader for the World Bank, Kieran Kelleher. According to the study, the bulk of losses occur in two main ways: depleted fish stocks means there are fewer fish to catch, increasing the cost of finding and catching produce; and fleet over-capacity occurs, which means the economic benefits of fishing are decreased due to redundant investment and operating costs. The study suggests strengthening of fishing rights, greater transparency in allocation of fish resources and greater public accountability for fisheries management as measures to restore and safeguard the industry. “Sustainable fisheries require political will to replace incentives for over-fishing with incentives for responsible stewardship,” said Mr. Kelleher.The FAO report offers policy initiatives to create profitable and sustainable fisheries.
German handball national teamHeiner Brand Coach of German national team, Heiner Brand has chosen 15 players for upcoming matches with Iceland (9th and 13th March) in the qualification for EURO 2012. After openning draw at home with Austria and win over Latvia, Germany needs points in away matches, if one of the TOP handball nations wants to take last train for EURO 2012 and Olympic Games 2012 tournament as well.Goalkeepers:Silvio Heinevetter (Füchse Berlin, 57 Einsätze/0 Tore)Carsten Lichtlein (TBV Lemgo, 130/1)Players:Christian Sprenger (THW Kiel, 75/158)Patrick Groetzki (Rhein-Neckar Löwen, 22/33)Adrian Pfahl (VfL Gummersbach, 18/52)Holger Glandorf (TBV Lemgo, 138/494)Steffen Weinhold (TV Großwallstadt, 17/27)Michael Haaß (Frisch Auf Göppingen, 76/105)Michael Kraus (HSV Hamburg,111/363)Pascal Hens (HSV Hamburg, 184/536)Lars Kaufmann (Frisch Auf Göppingen, 108/271)Sven-Sören Christophersen (Füchse Berlin, 54/78)Uwe Gensheimer (Rhein-Neckar Löwen, 54/176)Dominik Klein (THW Kiel, 128/242)Sebastian Preiß (TBV Lemgo, 141/350)Jacob Heinl (SG Flensburg-Handewitt, 20/27)Oliver Roggisch (Rhein- Neckar Löwen, 154/29) ← Previous Story EHF thinks about “technological solutions” for last moments Next Story → Oltchim without Neagu at least for a month!