• Le vieil homme et la mer Isabelle Paré - 2 Aout 2019 - Le devoir

    Depuis 50 ans, il observe les mers se vider et combat l’océan de mensonges servi par une industrie des pêches toujours plus gourmande. Les requins qu’il décrie n’ont pas d’ailerons, mais pourchassent les derniers poissons jusqu’en Antarctique. Lanceur d’alertes, Daniel Pauly se bat contre la mer de notre indifférence.

Il est peu connu du grand public, mais ce Jacques Cousteau de l’ombre a érigé des systèmes qui permettent aujourd’hui de mesurer le piteux état de santé des océans, siphonnés jusque dans leurs plus profonds abysses.

    Après avoir sillonné les mers de la planète, Daniel Pauly, expert mondial des ressources marines, a aujourd’hui jeté l’ancre à Vancouver, où il dirige le Fisheries Center de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique. Arête dans la gorge, ce vigile des milieux marins peine à penser que l’humanité n’aura bientôt plus que du plancton à se mettre sous la dent si elle continue de raboter les fonds océaniques.

    Ses combats répétés contre de nobles instituts maritimes ont de quoi laisser muet comme une carpe. Si le fléau de la surpêche est maintenant sur l’écran radar, c’est parce que Daniel Pauly y a attaché un grelot il y a déjà plus de 30 ans. Ses travaux ont démontré que l’industrie noyait le poisson avec de faux chiffres sur ses captures et prouvé que les stocks de poissons étaient en chute libre depuis le tournant du XIXe siècle.

    « Il ne reste que 1 % de l’état des stocks de #morue par rapport au milieu du XXe siècle, et 2 à 3 % des stocks de #thon. En gros, 90 % de la biomasse des grands poissons a disparu en 100 ans », affirme d’une douce voix à la Henri Salvador celui qui fait rager les plus grands armateurs de la planète.

    Toujours plus loin
    La surpêche n’est pas née d’hier, raconte Daniel Pauly. Depuis l’ère des bateaux à vapeur, la course vers les mers plus lointaines, partie en vrille depuis, n’a jamais cessé. On a longtemps perçu chaque effondrement des stocks de façon isolée. Au cas par cas, les experts ont observé l’affaire, sans longue-vue pour venir voir l’incendie. « C’est comme tenter de prédire le temps en regardant les nuages au-dessus de votre tête. Pour prévoir le temps, il faut analyser sur de longues périodes l’évolution des systèmes partout dans le monde. C’est pareil pour les poissons », affirme-t-il.

    Pauly a mis une paire de lunettes sur la cécité et le #déni généralisés qui aveuglaient l’industrie de la pêche jusqu’au début des années 1980.

    En créant d’abord #FishBase, puis #Sea_Around_Us, la première banque mondiale colligeant des millions de données récoltées par des scientifiques pour quantifier l’état et l’évolution des stocks de poissons et autres animaux marins. En 1996, son premier brûlot publié dans Science a fracassé le mythe de l’océan inépuisable.

    L’anguille sous la roche
    Alors que l’Organisation des Nations unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) évalue à 86 millions de tonnes la totalité des poissons pêchés dans les océans, l’équipe de Pauly l’établit plutôt à 130 millions de tonnes, si on tient compte des prises accidentelles, des rejets et des pêches illégales et artisanales, occultées par l’ONU. Du nombre, 10 millions de tonnes de crustacés rejetées en pure perte à l’échelle de la planète. L’industrie hurle, et Pauly la compare à un malade suicidaire courant à sa propre perte en réclamant sans cesse plus de corde.

    Jeune scientifique embarqué à bord d’un #navire-usine, c’est à Terre-Neuve qu’il a constaté de visu les ravages causés par la pêche industrielle. « Les chalutiers raclaient les fonds à 200 mètres, arrachant poissons et cailloux. Des blocs erratiques aussi gros que des Volkswagen atterrissaient sur le pont », rappelle-t-il dans la biographie que lui consacre l’océanologue David Grémillet.

    Vidées, les côtes ont été délaissées au profit de mers toujours plus lointaines. Armés comme des engins militaires, les chalutiers vont traquer les poissons jusqu’en Antarctique, à plus de 600 mètres de profondeur. « La pêche locale n’existe pratiquement plus », dit encore Daniel Pauly. Dans l’insouciance généralisée, le chalutage ratisse 150 fois l’équivalent de la surface déforestée chaque année sur la planète. Une coupe à blanc sous-marine et invisible de la taille de la superficie des États-Unis, où plusieurs zones sont ratiboisées jusqu’à huit fois l’an.

    Daniel Pauly dénonce cette #razzia. « Et dans bien des cas, les pays riches bouffent les poissons des pays pauvres », affirme le Franco-Canadien, né après la guerre d’une mère française et d’un G.I. afro-américain, révolté du pillage éhonté des mers de l’Afrique de l’Ouest par des bateaux occidentaux et asiatiques. Sa solution : interdire la pêche en haute mer, protéger 20 % des océans et abolir les subventions aux industries qui encouragent la sur pêche. Car c’est le bacon qui fait le poisson, affirme ce chercheur. Grâce aux subventions allant jusqu’à 30 % en Chine, pêcher demeure rentable là où les ressources sont déjà anémiées, martèle-t-il.

    L’or blanc
    « En Antarctique, ceux qui pêchent la #légine de façon illégale peuvent perdre un bateau sur cinq tellement ils gagnent de #fric. Pour ne pas être attrapés, des capitaines coulent eux-mêmes leurs bateaux. Et ça reste rentable ! » décrie l’écologiste, considéré parmi les 50 scientifiques les plus influents de la planète par le magazine Scientific American en 2003. La légine, cet or blanc recherché des gourmets occidentaux, se vend jusqu’à 40 $ la livre.

    « Après avoir vidé les plaines marines, les bateaux vident les canyons des océans où se terrent les derniers poissons », relance Pauly. À elle seule, la Chine déploie 3400 navires-usines qui pompent 4 millions de tonnes de poissons dans les eaux de 93 États, dont 75 % dans les eaux africaines.

    Noyer le poisson
    Daniel Pauly rage aussi contre l’autre grand « mensonge » du siècle : l’#aquaculture, parfois présentée comme un remède à la faim dans le monde. Or, selon lui, l’aquaculture de poissons carnivores accélère le sac des océans. « En Mauritanie et au Sénégal, 40 usines sont plantées sur les côtes pour faire de la farine de sardinelles, qui étaient avant pêchées, fumées et mangées en Afrique. Là, on produit de la farine pour engraisser des cochons ou du saumon. C’est un truc innommable ! »

    Le maître de la #biomasse parle en connaissance de cause. Produire une seule livre de saumon dépouille l’océan de trois ou quatre livres de petits poissons. « C’est une perte sèche de protéines, c’est révoltant ! Dire que ça nourrit le monde, c’est une fraude intellectuelle. Ceux qui s’alimentaient de sardinelles n’ont pas l’argent pour acheter ce saumon. C’est un vol global. J’appelle ça l’aquaculture B, pour bad. Cette aquaculture ne produit pas de poissons, elle bouffe du poisson ! »

    Médusé par la surpêche
    Un jour, un étudiant de Daniel Pauly a mesuré l’explosion des populations de #méduses partout dans le monde. En mer de Namibie, ces invertébrés ont complètement remplacé les poissons : 14 millions de tonnes de méduses ont évincé 10 millions de tonnes de poissons. « Les poissons qui mangeaient les larves de méduses ont disparu, laissant leurs proies sans prédateurs », explique Daniel Pauly.

    Des océans « gélifiés », c’est la vision d’horreur qui hante le biologiste, qui a signé en 2013 Manges tes méduses. Ces masses gélatineuses sont, en effet, faites sur mesure pour survivre aux zones lessivées de poissons que laisse la surpêche dans son sinistre sillage, explique le scientifique couronné en 2005 du prix Cosmos, l’équivalent du Nobel en écologie.

    « Pour que les poissons puissent se repeupler en haute mer et revenir ensuite vers les côtes, il faut dès maintenant créer des zones protégées. Avant, on n’avait pas les moyens techniques de pêcher jusqu’au dernier poisson. Aujourd’hui, plus rien n’est impossible », déplore-t-il.

    Cet éternel indigné, rescapé d’une enfance douloureuse vécue au sein d’une famille adoptive abusive, Pauly en connaît long sur la capacité de résilience des hommes, comme des autres espèces. « C’est toujours possible de renverser la vapeur, assure-t-il, si l’on réagit à temps. »

    Source : https://www.ledevoir.com/societe/environnement/559908/le-vieil-homme-et-la-mer
    Tiré de la revue de Presse : https://www.les-crises.fr/revue-de-presse-du-06-08-2019

    #surpêche #mer #alimentation #poissons #pêche_industrielle #pêche_illégale #aquaculture #Daniel_Pauly #ressources_marines

  • First-ever private border wall built in #New_Mexico

    A private group announced Monday that it has constructed a half-mile wall along a section of the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico, in what it said was a first in the border debate.

    The 18-foot steel bollard wall is similar to the designs used by the Border Patrol, sealing off a part of the border that had been a striking gap in existing fencing, according to We Build the Wall, the group behind the new section.

    The section was also built faster and, organizers say, likely more cheaply than the government has been able to manage in recent years.

    Kris Kobach, a former secretary of state in Kansas and an informal immigration adviser to President Trump, says the New Mexico project has the president’s blessing, and says local Border Patrol agents are eager to have the assistance.

    “We’re closing a gap that’s been a big headache for them,” said Mr. Kobach, who is general counsel for We Build the Wall.


    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/27/first-ever-private-border-wall-built-new-mexico
    #privatisation #murs #barrières_frontalières #USA #Mexique #frontières #business #complexe_militaro-industriel
    ping @albertocampiphoto @daphne

    • The #GoFundMe Border Wall Is the Quintessential Trump-Era Grift

      In 2012, historian Rick Perlstein wrote a piece of essential reading for understanding modern conservatism, titled “The Long Con” and published by the Baffler. It ties the right’s penchant for absurd and obvious grifts to the conservative mind’s particular vulnerability to fear and lies:

      The strategic alliance of snake-oil vendors and conservative true believers points up evidence of another successful long march, of tactics designed to corral fleeceable multitudes all in one place—and the formation of a cast of mind that makes it hard for either them or us to discern where the ideological con ended and the money con began.

      Lying, Perlstein said, is “what makes you sound the way a conservative is supposed to sound.” The lies—about abortion factories, ACORN, immigrants, etc.—fund the grifts, and the grifts prey on the psychology that makes the lies so successful.

      Perlstein’s piece is all I could think of when I saw last night’s CNN story about the border wall GoFundMe, which seemingly has actually produced Wall. According to CNN, the group We Build the Wall says it has produced a half-mile of border wall in New Mexico. CNN was invited to watch the construction, where Kris Kobach, who is general counsel for the group, spoke “over the clanking and beeping of construction equipment.”

      #Steve_Bannon, who is naturally involved with the group, told CNN that the wall connects existing fencing and had “tough terrain” that means it was left “off the government list.” The half-mile stretch of wall cost an “estimated $6 million to $8 million to build,” CNN reported.

      CNN also quoted #Jeff_Allen, who owns the property on which the fence was built, as saying: “I have fought illegals on this property for six years. I love my country and this is a step in protecting my country.” According to MSN, Allen partnered with United Constitutional Patriots to build the wall with We Build the Wall’s funding. UCP is the same militia that was seen on video detaining immigrants and misrepresenting themselves as Border Patrol; the Phoenix New Times reported on the “apparent ties” between the UCP and We Build the Wall earlier this month.

      This story is bursting at the seams with an all-star lineup of right-wing scammers. The GoFundMe itself, of course, has been rocked by scandal: After the effort raised $20 million, just $980 million short of the billion-dollar goal, GoFundMe said in January that the funds would be returned, since creator Brian Kolfage had originally pledged that “If for ANY reason we don’t reach our goal we will refund your donation.” But Kolfage quickly figured out how to keep the gravy train going, urging those who had donated to allow their donations to be redirected to a non-profit. Ultimately, $14 million of that $20 million figure was indeed rerouted by the idiots who donated it.

      That non-profit became #We_Build_The_Wall, and like all good conservative con jobs, it has the celebs of the fever swamp attached to it. Not only #Kris_Kobach, a tenacious liar who failed at proving voter fraud is a widespread problem—but also slightly washed-up figures like Bannon, Sheriff David Clarke, Curt Schilling, and Tom Tancredo. All the stars are here!

      How much sleazier could it get? Try this: the main contractor working at the site of New Wall, according to CNN, is Tommy Fisher. The Washington Post reported last week that Trump had “personally and repeatedly urged the head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” to give the contract for the border wall to the company owned by Fisher, a “GOP donor and frequent guest on Fox News,” despite the fact that the Corps of Engineers previously said Fisher’s proposals didn’t meet their requirements.

      Of course, like all good schemes, the need for more money never ceases: On the Facebook page for the group, the announcement that Wall had been completed was accompanied with a plea for fans to “DONATE NOW to fund more walls! We have many more projects lined up!”

      So, what we have is: A tax-exempt non-profit raised $20 million by claiming it would be able to make the federal government build Wall by just giving it the money for it and then, when that didn’t happen, getting most of its donors to reroute that money; then it built a half-mile of wall on private land for as much as $8 million, which went to a firm of a Fox News star whom President Trump adores.

      Perlstein wrote in the aforementioned piece that it’s hard to “specify a break point where the money game ends and the ideological one begins,” since “the con selling 23-cent miracle cures for heart disease inches inexorably into the one selling miniscule marginal tax rates as the miracle cure for the nation itself.” The con job was sold through fear: “Conjuring up the most garishly insatiable monsters precisely in order to banish them from underneath the bed, they aim to put the target to sleep.”

      The Trump era is the inartful, gaudy, brazen peak of this phenomenon. This time, instead of selling fake stem cell cures using the language of Invading Liberals, the grifters are just straight-up selling—for real American dollars—the promise of building a big wall to keep the monsters out.

      https://splinternews.com/the-gofundme-border-wall-is-the-quintessential-trump-er-1835062340

    • Company touted by Trump to build the wall has history of fines, violations

      President Donald Trump appears to have set his sights on a North Dakota construction firm with a checkered legal record to build portions of his signature border wall.
      The family-owned company, #Fisher_Sand_&_Gravel, claims it can build the wall cheaper and faster than competitors. It was among a handful of construction firms chosen to build prototypes of the President’s border wall in 2017 and is currently constructing portions of barrier on private land along the border in New Mexico using private donations.
      It also, however, has a history of red flags including more than $1 million in fines for environmental and tax violations. A decade ago, a former co-owner of the company pleaded guilty to tax fraud, and was sentenced to prison. The company also admitted to defrauding the federal government by impeding the IRS. The former executive, who’s a brother of the current company owner, is no longer associated with it.
      More than two years into his presidency, Trump is still fighting to build and pay for his border wall, a key campaign issue. After failing to get his requests for wall funding passed by a Republican-held Congress during his first two years in office, Trump has met resistance this year from a Democratic-controlled House. His attempt to circumvent Congress through a national emergency declaration has been challenged in the courts.
      On May 24, a federal district judge blocked the administration from using Defense Department funds to construct parts of the wall. The Trump administration has since appealed the block to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals and in the interim, asked the district court to allow building to continue pending appeal. The district court denied the administration’s request.
      Despite the uncertainty, construction firms have been competing to win multimillion-dollar contracts to build portions of wall, including Fisher Sand & Gravel.

      Asked by CNN to comment on the company’s history of environmental violations and legal issues, the company said in a statement: “The questions you are asking have nothing to do with the excellent product and work that Fisher is proposing with regard to protecting America’s southern border. The issues and situations in your email were resolved years ago. None of those matters are outstanding today.”
      Catching the President’s attention
      The company was founded in North Dakota in 1952 and operates in several states across the US. It’s enjoyed public support from North Dakota Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer, who as a congressman invited the company’s CEO, Tommy Fisher, to Trump’s State of the Union address in 2018. Cramer has received campaign contributions from Fisher and his wife. A photo of the event shared by Fisher in a company newsletter shows Tommy Fisher shaking Trump’s hand.
      The Washington Post first reported the President’s interest in Fisher. According to the Post, the President has “aggressively” pushed for the Army Corps of Engineers to award a wall contract to Fisher.
      The President “immediately brought up Fisher” during a May 23 meeting in the Oval Office to discuss details of the border wall with various government officials, including that he wants it to be painted black and include French-style doors, according to the Post and confirmed by CNN.
      “The Army Corps of Engineers says about 450 miles of wall will be completed by the end of next year, and the only thing President Trump is pushing, is for the wall to be finished quickly so the American people have the safety and security they deserve,” said Hogan Gidley, White House deputy press secretary.
      A US government official familiar with the meeting tells CNN that the President has repeatedly mentioned the company in discussions he’s had about the wall with the head of the Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite.
      Fisher has recently made efforts to raise its public profile, both by upping its lobbying efforts and through repeated appearances on conservative media by its CEO, Tommy Fisher.

      In the past two years, for example, the company’s congressional lobbying expenditures jumped significantly — from $5,000 in 2017 to $75,000 in 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-profit that tracks lobbying expenditures.

      When asked about Fisher Sand & Gravel’s lobbying, Don Larson, one of Fisher’s registered lobbyists, said: “I am working to help decision makers in Washington become familiar with the company and its outstanding capabilities.”
      Media Blitz
      As part of a media blitz on outlets including Fox News, SiriusXM Patriot and Breitbart News, Tommy Fisher has discussed his support for the border wall and pitched his company as the one to build it. In a March 5 appearance on Fox & Friends, Fisher said that his company could build 234 miles of border wall for $4.3 billion, compared to the $5.7 billion that the Trump administration has requested from Congress.
      Fisher claimed that his firm can work five-to-10 times faster than competitors as a result of its construction process.
      The President has also touted Fisher on Fox News. In an April interview in which he was asked about Fisher by Sean Hannity, Trump said the company was “recommended strongly by a great new senator, as you know, Kevin Cramer. And they’re real. But they have been bidding and so far they haven’t been meeting the bids. I thought they would.”
      Despite the President’s interest, the company has thus far been unsuccessful in obtaining a contract to build the border wall, beyond that of a prototype.

      Earlier this year, Fisher put its name in the running for border wall contracts worth nearly $1 billion. When it lost the bid to Barnard Construction Co. and SLSCO Ltd., Fisher protested the awards over claims that the process was biased. In response, the Army Corps canceled the award. But after a review of the process, the Army Corps combined the projects and granted it to a subsidiary of Barnard Construction, according to an agency spokesperson.
      It’s unclear whether the project will proceed, given the recent decision by a federal judge to block the use of Defense Department funds to build parts of the border wall and the administration’s appeal.
      Fisher, which has a pending lawsuit in the US Court of Federal Claims over the solicitation process, is listed by the Defense Department as being among firms eligible to compete for future border contracts.

      It has moved forward with a private group, We Build the Wall, that is building sections of barrier on private land in New Mexico using private money raised as part of a GoFundMe campaign. Kris Kobach, the former Kansas Secretary of State who is now general counsel for the group, said a half-mile stretch is nearly complete, at an estimated cost of $6 million to $8 million.

      In a statement, a Customs and Border Protection spokesperson said Fisher Industries has told them that the company has begun construction on private property along the border “in the approximate area of a USBP border barrier requirement that was not prioritized under current funding.”
      The spokesperson added: “It is not uncommon for vendors” to demonstrate their capabilities using “their own resources,” but the agency goes on to “encourage all interested vendors” to compete for border contracts “through established mechanisms to ensure any construction is carried out under relevant federal authorities and meets USBP operational requirements for border barrier.”
      In responses provided to CNN through Scott Sleight, an attorney working on behalf of the company, Fisher maintained that it’s “committed to working with all appropriate federal government officials and agencies to provide its expertise and experience to help secure America’s southern border.”
      The company says it has “developed a patent-pending bollard fence hanging system that [it] believes allows border fencing to be constructed faster than any contractor using common construction methods.” It also added: “Fisher has been concerned about the procurement procedures and evaluations done by the USACE to date, and hopes these issues can be remedied.”
      Relationship with Sen. Cramer
      A month after attending the 2018 State of the Union address with Cramer, Fisher and his wife, Candice each contributed the $5,400 maximum donation to Cramer’s campaign for the US Senate, Federal Election Commission records show.
      Fisher also donated to several Arizona Republicans in the 2018 election cycle, including giving the $5,400-maximum donation to Martha McSally’s campaign, records show.
      A recent video produced by Fisher Sand & Gravel demonstrating its ability to construct the wall includes a clip of Cramer at the controls of a track-hoe lifting sections of barrier wall into place, saying “this is just like XBOX, baby.” Cramer was joined at the demonstration by a handful of other Republican lawmakers from across the country.

      Cramer has been publicly critical of how the Army Corps has handled its border wall construction work, arguing that it has moved too slowly and expressing frustration over how it has dealt with Fisher. In an interview with a North Dakota TV station, Cramer said that he believes the corps “made a miscalculation in who they chose over Fisher” and that the company had been “skunked so to speak.” Cramer added that Fisher “remains a pre-qualified, high level, competitor.”

      In an interview with CNN, Cramer said that the company has come up in conversations he has had with administration officials, including the President and the head of the Army Corps, but while the senator said that he would “love if they got every inch of the project,” he added that he has “never advocated specifically for them.”
      "Every time someone comes to meet with me, whether it’s (Acting Defense Secretary) Shanahan, General Semonite, even with Donald Trump, they bring up Fisher Industries because they assume that’s my thing," Cramer said.
      “One of the things I’ve never done is said it should be Fisher,” Cramer said. “Now, I love Fisher. I’d love if they got every inch of the project. They’re my constituents, I don’t apologize for that. But my interest really is more in the bureaucratic process.”
      According to an administration official familiar with the situation, Cramer sent information about Fisher to the President’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner, who then passed it along to the Army Corps of Engineers for their consideration. The source tells CNN that Kushner was not familiar with the company prior to getting information about them from Cramer.
      Cramer said he does recall passing along information about the company to Kushner, but that he did not know what Kushner did with the information.
      On May 24, Cramer told a North Dakota radio station that the President has asked him to examine the process of how federal border wall projects are awarded.
      “We’re going to do an entire audit,” Cramer said. “I’ve asked for the entire bid process, and all of the bid numbers.” Cramer told CNN the President said he wanted the wall built for the “lowest, best price, and it’s also quality, and that’s what any builder should want.”
      Asked about aspects of the company’s checkered legal record, Cramer said “that level of scrutiny is important, but I would hope the same scrutiny would be put on the Corps of Engineers.”
      Environmental violations
      Though its corporate headquarters are in North Dakota, Fisher has a sizable footprint in Arizona, where it operates an asphalt company as well as a drilling and blasting company. It’s there that the company has compiled an extensive track record of environmental violations.
      From 2007 to 2017, Fisher Sand & Gravel compiled more than 1,300 air-quality violations in Maricopa County, culminating in the third highest settlement ever received by the Maricopa County Air Quality Department, according to Bob Huhn, a department spokesperson. That’s a record number of violations for any air-quality settlement in the county, Huhn said. The settlement totaled more than $1 million, though the department received slightly less than that following negotiations, Huhn said.
      Most of the violations came from an asphalt plant that the company was running in south Phoenix that has since closed. While the plant was still running, the City of Phoenix filed 469 criminal charges against the company from August to October of 2009, according to a city spokesperson.
      According to a 2010 article in the Arizona Republic, Fisher reached an agreement with Phoenix officials to close the plant in 2010. As part of the deal, fines were reduced from $1.1 million to an estimated $243,000 and all criminal charges were reduced to civil charges.
      Mary Rose Wilcox was a member of the Maricopa Board of Supervisors at the time the city and county were fighting Fisher over the asphalt plant, which was located in her district. “They tried to persuade us they were good guys since they were a family-owned company. But they were spreading noxious fumes into a residential area,” Wilcox said. “We tried to work with them, but their violations were just so blatant.”
      Michael Pops, a community activist who lived in the area around the plant, remembers fighting with Fisher for six years before the plant finally shut down. “The impact they had on this community was devastating,” Pops said, adding many low-income residents living near the asphalt plant were sickened from the fumes the plant emitted.
      The company has also racked up more than 120 violations with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality from 2004 until as recently as last summer, according to the department.
      In 2011, Fisher agreed to a Consent Judgement with ADEQ over numerous air quality violations the company had committed. As part of that settlement, Fisher agreed to pay $125,000 in civil penalties, and that it would remain in compliance with state air quality standards. Within two years Fisher was found to be in violation of that agreement and was forced to pay an additional $500,000 in fines, according to the state’s attorney general’s office.
      Legal trouble
      Internally, the company has also confronted issues.
      In 2011, Fisher Sand & Gravel agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a sexual discrimination and retaliation suit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit charged that the company violated federal anti-discrimination laws when it “subjected two women workers to egregious verbal sexual harassment by a supervisor and then fired one of them after she repeatedly asked the supervisor to stop harassing her and complained to a job superintendent.”
      The settlement required Fisher to provide anti-discrimination training to its employees in New Mexico and review its policies on sexual harassment.
      Micheal Fisher, a former co-owner of Fisher and Tommy’s brother, was sentenced to prison in 2009 for tax fraud, according to the Justice Department. Fisher pleaded guilty to “conspiracy to defraud the United States by impeding the [Internal Revenue Service], four counts of aiding in the filing of false federal tax returns for FSG and four counts of filing false individual tax returns,” according to a Justice Department release.
      The company also admitted responsibility for defrauding the US by impeding the IRS, according to the DOJ. Citing a long standing policy of not commenting on the contracting process, the Army Corps declined to comment on whether Fisher’s history factored into its decision not to award Fisher a contract.

      https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/31/politics/fisher-sand-and-gravel-legal-history-border-wall/index.html

    • Private US-Mexico border wall ordered open by gov’t, fights back and is now closed again

      The privately funded portion of the U.S.-Mexico border wall is now fully secure and closed again after one of its gates had been ordered to remain open until disputes about waterway access could be resolved.

      “Our border wall & gate are secure again and we still have not had a single breach. I want to thank the IBWC for acting swiftly and we look forward to working with you on our future projects,” triple amputee Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage posted to Twitter on Tuesday night.

      Kolfage created We Build The Wall Inc., a nonprofit that is now backed by former Trump Administration Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. The group crowd-funded more than $22 million in order to privately build a border wall and then sell it to the U.S. government for $1.

      A portion of that wall has been constructed in Texas for between $6 and $8 million. The 1-mile-long wall is located on private property near El Paso, Texas, and Sunland Park, New Mexico.

      However, the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) had ordered a 33-foot gate within the private border wall to remain open – not locked and closed – over a waterway access issue, according to BuzzFeed News. The IBCW addresses waterway issues between the U.S. and Mexico.

      “This is normally done well in advance of a construction project,” IBWC spokesperson Lori Kuczmanski said. “They think they can build now and ask questions later, and that’s not how it works.”

      BuzzFeed reported that the IBWC said the gate “had blocked officials from accessing a levee and dam, and cut off public access to a historic monument known as Monument One, the first in a series of obelisks that mark the U.S.–Mexico border from El Paso to Tijuana.”

      By Tuesday night, the IBWC said the gate would remain locked at night and issued a statement.

      “The U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) will lock the privately-owned gate on federal property at night effective immediately due to security concerns,” it said.

      The statement continues:

      The USIBWC is continuing to work with We Build the Wall regarding its permit request. Until this decision, the private gate was in a locked open position. We Build the Wall, a private organization, built a gate on federal land in Sunland Park, N.M., near El Paso, Texas, without authority, and then locked the gate closed on June 6, 2019. The private gate blocks a levee road owned by the U.S. Government. After repeated requests to unlock and open the private gate, the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC), accompanied by two uniformed law enforcement officers from the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office, removed the private lock, opened the gate, and locked the gate open pending further discussions with We Build the Wall. The gate was also opened so that USIBWC employees can conduct maintenance and operations at American Dam.

      The USIBWC did not authorize the construction of the private gate on federal property as announced on We Build the Wall’s Twitter page. The USIBWC is not charged with securing other fences or gates as reported by We Build the Wall. The international border fences are not on USIBWC property. The USIBWC did not open any other gates in the El Paso area as erroneously reported. Other gates and the border fence are controlled by other federal agencies.

      When the proper documentation is received for the permit, USIBWC will continue to process the permit application.

      Before the statement had been released, Kolfage posted to Twitter.
      https://a

      mericanmilitarynews.com/2019/06/private-us-mexico-border-wall-ordered-open-by-intl-group-later-closed-locked-after-security-concerns/

  • https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/feed-a-fishery-starve-a-seabird

    Competition for fish stocks with fisheries to feed humans could be forcing seabirds to go hungry, according to new research.

    The study, published Dec. 6 in the journal Current Biology, reveals that seabirds’ share of fish has dropped by nearly 20 percent over a span of 40 years. Expanding large-scale fisheries, meanwhile, have increased their haul by 10 percent in the same period.

    #fish #poissons #seabirds #oiseaux #ocean #pêche #fishing

  • #Google_Maps Says ‘the East Cut’ Is a Real Place. Locals Aren’t So Sure.

    For decades, the district south of downtown and alongside #San_Francisco Bay here was known as either #Rincon_Hill, #South_Beach or #South_of_Market. This spring, it was suddenly rebranded on Google Maps to a name few had heard: the #East_Cut.

    The peculiar moniker immediately spread digitally, from hotel sites to dating apps to Uber, which all use Google’s map data. The name soon spilled over into the physical world, too. Real-estate listings beckoned prospective tenants to the East Cut. And news organizations referred to the vicinity by that term.

    “It’s degrading to the reputation of our area,” said Tad Bogdan, who has lived in the neighborhood for 14 years. In a survey of 271 neighbors that he organized recently, he said, 90 percent disliked the name.

    The swift rebranding of the roughly 170-year-old district is just one example of how Google Maps has now become the primary arbiter of place names. With decisions made by a few Google cartographers, the identity of a city, town or neighborhood can be reshaped, illustrating the outsize influence that Silicon Valley increasingly has in the real world.

    The #Detroit neighborhood now regularly called #Fishkorn (pronounced FISH-korn), but previously known as #Fiskhorn (pronounced FISK-horn)? That was because of Google Maps. #Midtown_South_Central in #Manhattan? That was also given life by Google Maps.

    Yet how Google arrives at its names in maps is often mysterious. The company declined to detail how some place names came about, though some appear to have resulted from mistakes by researchers, rebrandings by real estate agents — or just outright fiction.

    In #Los_Angeles, Jeffrey Schneider, a longtime architect in the #Silver_Lake_area, said he recently began calling the hill he lived on #Silver_Lake_Heights in ads for his rental apartment downstairs, partly as a joke. Last year, Silver Lake Heights also appeared on Google Maps.

    “Now for every real-estate listing in this neighborhood, they refer to it,” he said. “You see a name like that on a map and you believe it.”

    Before the internet era, neighborhood names developed via word of mouth, newspaper articles and physical maps that were released periodically. But Google Maps, which debuted in 2005, is updated continuously and delivered to more than one billion people on their devices. Google also feeds map data to thousands of websites and apps, magnifying its influence.

    In May, more than 63 percent of people who accessed a map on a smartphone or tablet used Google Maps, versus 19.4 percent for the Chinese internet giant Alibaba’s maps and 5.5 percent for Apple Maps, according to comScore, which tracks web traffic.

    Google said it created its maps from third-party data, public sources, satellites and, often most important, users. People can submit changes, which are reviewed by Google employees. A Google spokeswoman declined further comment.

    Yet some submissions are ruled upon by people with little local knowledge of a place, such as contractors in India, said one former Google Maps employee, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to speak publicly. Other users with a history of accurate changes said their updates to maps take effect instantly.

    Many of Google’s decisions have far-reaching consequences, with the maps driving increased traffic to quiet neighborhoods and once almost provoking an international incident in 2010 after it misrepresented the boundary between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

    The service has also disseminated place names that are just plain puzzling. In #New_York, #Vinegar_Hill_Heights, #Midtown_South_Central (now #NoMad), #BoCoCa (for the area between Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens), and #Rambo (Right Around the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) have appeared on and off in Google Maps.

    Matthew Hyland, co-owner of New York’s Emily and Emmy Squared pizzerias, who polices Google Maps in his spare time, said he considered those all made-up names, some of which he deleted from the map. Other obscure neighborhood names gain traction because of Google’s endorsement, he said. Someone once told him they lived in Stuyvesant Heights, “and then I looked at Google Maps and it was there. And I was like, ‘What? No. Come on,’” he said.

    In Detroit, some residents have been baffled by Google’s map of their city, which is blanketed with neighborhood monikers like NW Goldberg, Fishkorn and the Eye. Those names have been on Google Maps since at least 2012.

    Timothy Boscarino, a Detroit city planner, traced Google’s use of those names to a map posted online around 2002 by a few locals. Google almost identically copied that map’s neighborhoods and boundaries, he said — down to its typos. One result was that Google transposed the k and h for the district known as Fiskhorn, making it Fishkorn.

    A former Detroit city planner, Arthur Mullen, said he created the 2002 map as a side project and was surprised his typos were now distributed widely. He said he used old books and his local knowledge to make the map, approximating boundaries at times and inserting names with tenuous connections to neighborhoods, hoping to draw feedback.

    “I shouldn’t be making a mistake and 20 years later people are having to live with it,” Mr. Mullen said.

    He admitted some of his names were questionable, such as the Eye, a 60-block patch next to a cemetery on Detroit’s outskirts. He said he thought he spotted the name in a document, but was unsure which one. “Do I have my research materials from doing this 18 years ago? No,” he said.

    Now, local real-estate listings, food-delivery sites and locksmith ads use Fishkorn and the Eye. Erik Belcarz, an optometrist from nearby Novi, Mich., named his new publishing start-up Fishkorn this year after seeing the name on Google Maps.

    “It rolls off the tongue,” he said.

    Detroit officials recently canvassed the community to make an official map of neighborhoods. That exercise fixed some errors, like Fiskhorn (though Fishkorn remains on Google Maps). But for many districts where residents were unsure of the history, authorities relied largely on Google. The Eye and others are now part of that official map.

    In San Francisco, the East Cut name originated from a neighborhood nonprofit group that residents voted to create in 2015 to clean and secure the area. The nonprofit paid $68,000 to a “brand experience design company” to rebrand the district.

    Andrew Robinson, executive director of the nonprofit, now called the East Cut Community Benefit District (and previously the Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District), said the group’s board rejected names like Grand Narrows and Central Hub. Instead they chose the East Cut, partly because it referenced an 1869 construction project to cut through nearby Rincon Hill. The nonprofit then paid for streetlight banners and outfitted street cleaners with East Cut apparel.

    But it wasn’t until Google Maps adopted the name this spring that it got attention — and mockery.

    “The East Cut sounds like a 17 dollar sandwich,” Menotti Minutillo, an Uber engineer who works on the neighborhood’s border, said on Twitter in May.

    Mr. Robinson said his team asked Google to add the East Cut to its maps. A Google spokeswoman said employees manually inserted the name after verifying it through public sources. The company’s San Francisco offices are in the neighborhood (as is The New York Times bureau), and one of the East Cut nonprofit’s board members is a Google employee.

    Google Maps has also validated other little-known San Francisco neighborhoods. Balboa Hollow, a roughly 50-block district north of Golden Gate Park, trumpets on its website that it is a distinct neighborhood. Its proof? Google Maps.

    “Don’t believe us?” its website asks. “Well, we’re on the internet; so we must be real.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/technology/google-maps-neighborhood-names.html
    #toponymie

    • Coucou, première réaction : comment veux-tu que la nature s’en sorte avec tout ça ? Mais, les pêcheurs sont écolos ils ne prélèveront que le nécessaire... et mon oeil tu le vois mon oeil. Concours de pêche : Attention, attention, les portables sont interdits comme à l’école... oulala dans quel monde allons-nous ? Plaisir là-bas.

  • À la fin de mes études à Montpellier, j’écoutais en boucle les deux albums de Living Colour : Vivid (1988) et surtout Time’s Up (1990). C’est marrant que j’ai un peu oublié ça. J’ai réécouté les albums hier, ça a vachement bien vieilli.

    Et puis dis-donc, si tu veux te la péter, c’est quand même des chansons avec des paroles comme ça (Type, sur Time’s Up) :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HbF3EAt3ck

    Minimalism
    Abstract expressionism
    Postmodernism
    Is it?

    We are the children of concrete and steel
    This is the place where the truth is concealed
    This is the time when the lie is revealed
    Everything is possible, but nothing is real

    Le slow qui tue : Love Rears Its Ugly Head
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQcPB1WkISI

    Leur premier tube, Cult of Personality :

    I’ve been everything you want to be
    I’m the cult of personality
    Like Mussolini and Kennedy

    […]

    I tell you one and one makes three
    I’m the cult of personality
    Like Joseph Stalin and Gandhi

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xxgRUyzgs0

    Et puis en 92, remplacés dans le lecteur de CD par le premier album de Rage Against The Machine (un groupe avec des fringues beaucoup plus faciles à assumer).

    Dis, @sinehebdo, tu as quelque chose en stock sur ces groupes bruyants pour lecteurs de Chomsky ?

  • Bygger prototyper for Mexico-mur i sommer - Aftenposten

    https://www.aftenposten.no/article/ap-624146b.html

    Quatre à huit entreprises choisies auront 30 jours pour construire un prototype du mur pour la frontière entre les États-Unis et le Mexique

    Les autorités américaines évalueront les propositions pour la conception, le choix des matériaux et... les solutions « pratiques » pour la « gestion » du mur.

    Fire til åtte selskaper er valgt og vil få 30 dager på seg til å bygge en prototyp av sine designforslag til mur på grensen mellom USA og Mexico

    Det opplyser direktoratet som har ansvaret for å vurdere forslagene til utforming, materialvalg og praktiske løsninger for president Donald Trumps mur på grensen mellom Mexico og USA.

    #états-unis #Mexique #Mur #trump

    • Effectivement, d’après ton article le problème du phishing ne semble pas vraiment au niveau des URLs... :

      Mais le problème n’est pas dans l’existence d’homographes. Il est dans le fait que ce problème n’a rien à voir avec le hameçonnage. Je reçois beaucoup de rapports de hameçonnage au bureau et aucun ne dépend jamais d’homographes. La plupart du temps, le hameçonneur ne fait aucun effort pour que l’URL soit vraisemblable : il utilise un nom comme durand.monfai.net, voire une adresse IP. Et pour cause, très peu d’utilisateurs vérifient la barre d’adresse de leur navigateur, ne serait-ce que parce qu’ils ne comprennent pas ce qu’elle contient et qu’ils n’ont eu aucune formation sur les noms de domaines. Le hameçonneur, escroc rationnel, ne se fatigue donc pas.

  • World’s First Offshore #Fish_Farm Rig to be Moored Off Norway - gCaptain
    https://gcaptain.com/worlds-first-offshore-fish-farm-rig-to-be-moored-off-norway


    Credit: Salmar Group

    One of the world’s largest salmon producers is looking to the offshore oil and gas industry for inspiration with the development of a semi-submersible fish farm rig designed to move operations further offshore where environmental conditions are best suited for the growth of fish stocks.

    The world’s first offshore fish farm installation is currently being developed for Ocean Farming AS, a subsidiary of the Norway’s SalMar Group, one of the world’s largest producers of farmed salmon.

    Rolls-Royce said Wednesday it has signed a contract for the construction and delivery of the eight point mooring system that will be used to secure the rig to the seabed at #Frohavet, off the coast of central Norway.

    Salmar says the rig’s design is heavily influenced by proven technologies used in the offshore oil and gas industry, comprising of a slack-anchored, semi-submersible, rigid structure design with a high degree of stability. It will measure 68 meters high by a diameter of 110 meters, have a volume of 250,000 cubic meters, and will be intended for installation in water depths of 100 to 300 meters.

  • Quand les #pêches_artisanales font de la #résistance

    Cette présentation, qui s’appuie sur une thèse de doctorat en géographie (soutenue à l’Université de Nantes en 2011), propose un regard critique sur un mouvement international de résistance propre au secteur halieutique. Appréhendé comme une des composantes constitutives de la mouvance altermondialiste, ce mouvement transnational contestataire de #pêcheurs artisans et de travailleurs du poisson (#fishworkers) est étudié sous plusieurs aspects :- le système d’acteurs en place : il s’agit ici de présenter succinctement une typologie de la multitude d’acteurs qui compose ce mouvement de résistance ;- les stratégies mises en œuvre : cette seconde partie s’intéresse aux discours proférés, aux idéologies mobilisées ainsi qu’aux modes d’actions utilisés par les militants ; - les dynamiques historiques traversées : autrement dit, les principales étapes qui jalonnent la (courte) existence de cette contestation artisanale halieutique depuis une trentaine d’années. Nous conclurons cette présentation sur les enjeux actuels, les perspectives et les pistes d’action auxquels est aujourd’hui confrontée cette altermondialisation halieutique…

    https://www.canal-u.tv/video/maisondelamer/quand_les_peches_artisanales_font_de_la_resistance.17840
    #altermondialisme
    signalé par @ville_en
    #pêche

  • thefuck.

    https://github.com/nvbn/thefuck

    ➜ apt-get install vim
    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

    ➜ fuck
    sudo apt-get install vim
    [sudo] password for nvbn:
    Reading package lists... Done
    ...

    Un outil qui permet de corriger une commande qu’on a mal tapé en fonction des suggestions proposées.

    #terminal #fish #bash #zsh #linux #mac #python

  • Global Fishing Watch

    Global #Fishing Watch is the product of a technology partnership between #SkyTruth, #Oceana, and #Google that is designed to show all of the trackable fishing activity in the ocean. This interactive web tool – currently in prototype stage – is being built to enable anyone to visualize the global fishing fleet in space and time. Global Fishing Watch will reveal the intensity of fishing effort around the world, one of the stressors contributing to the precipitous decline of our fisheries.

    With hundreds of millions of people around the world depending on our ocean for their livelihoods, and many more relying on the ocean for food, ensuring the long-term #sustainability of our #ocean is a critical global priority. We need a tool that harnesses the power of citizen engagement to hold our leaders accountable for maintaining an abundant ocean. .....

    http://globalfishingwatch.org/assets/720/south-georgia.webm
    http://globalfishingwatch.org

    Report: http://globalfishingwatch.org/oceana-global-fishing-watch-report.pdf
    @wizo

  • « Sloop John B. » est une #chanson_de_marin traditionnelle des #Bahamas. Elle est surtout connue par l’interprétation des Beach Boys (reprise ici par les Fendertones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmJ6e06eYcM

    Une version très... bizarre par #Tom_Jones (les marins noteront que le bateau dans le clip n’est pas un sloop) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyQeHavCfPg

    Par le #Kingston_Trio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkCwY9kdgDg

    Et ma préférée, un chœur d’hommes (#Fisherman's_Friend), avec des chanteurs qui ressemblent à des marins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyQ_qZeO5JA

    #Sloop_John_B

  • SURPRISE: You’re Eating Fukushima Radiation and Bloody, Cancerous Tumors in Fish Contaminated By Radiation
    http://www.turnerradionetwork.com/news/232-pat

    “In all the years I’ve been fishing I never caught any fish like this. Caught 3 more sick fish with same markings and this time one had some kind of growths coming out from its mouth Most people in our community eat this fish.”

    #fukushima #pacificocean #radiation #cancer #fishing #alaska #westcoast #glups

  • Moroccan police attack protest against #EU #fishing deal
    http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/moroccan-police-attack-protest-against-eu-fishing-deal

    Moroccan police violently suppressed a peaceful protest in the Western Sahara against a planned EU fishing accord with Rabat that covers the disputed territory’s waters, witnesses said Monday. About 50 demonstrators, many of them women, gathered in the Laayoune city center on Saturday evening carrying banners and chanting slogans, including “stop taking our resources,” one witness told AFP by phone. read more

    #Morocco #stop_taking_our_resources #Top_News

  • Où sont passés les #salaires des ouvrières chinoises de #Mattel ?
    http://www.multinationales.org/article210.html

    L’industrie internationale du #Jouet, ou l’exploitation en toute impunité ? Cela fait quinze ans que le groupe américain Mattel, leader mondial du secteur, a mis en place son « #code_de_conduite », mais dans les usines de ses fournisseurs chinois, les #conditions_de_travail ne se sont jamais améliorées. Au contraire, Mattel accroît encore la pression sur les coûts de production, avec pour conséquence aujourd’hui que les ouvriers et ouvrières se voient subtiliser, littéralement, une partie de leurs (...)

    #Actualités

    / #Barbie, #China_Labor_Watch, Jouet, #Chine, Mattel, ActionAid / Peuples Solidaires, conditions de travail, #droits_des_travailleurs, #travail_digne, #santé_et_sécurité_au_travail, code de conduite, #responsabilité_sociale_des_entreprises, #chaîne_d'approvisionnement, #sous-traitance, (...)

    #ActionAid_/_Peuples_Solidaires #pénibilité #femmes #Fisher_Price #Peuples_Solidaires_/_ActionAid
    http://www.peuples-solidaires.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/RAPPORT-MATTEL-octobre-2013.pdf
    http://www.peuples-solidaires.org/appel-urgent_chine-mattel
    http://www.liberons-barbie.org
    http://www.chinalaborwatch.org/news/new-372.html
    http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2013/09/toy-industry
    http://corporate.mattel.com/about-us/cr-csreport.aspx
    http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/05/02/when-does-corporate-responsibility-mean-abandoning-ship/disneys-decision-to-pull-out-of-bangladesh-is-a-mistake
    http://forets.greenpeace.fr/deforestation-mattel-retrouve-la-raison
    http://www.lesinrocks.com/2011/06/09/actualite/barbie-ken-et-la-deforestation-la-campagne-efficace-de-greenpeace-contre
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/109204257@N06/sets/72157637841298375
    http://www.peuples-solidaires.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/DP-Jouets-2013.pdf
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-13/lego-builds-new-billionaires-as-toymaker-topples-mattel.html

    • Le Père #Noël est vraiment une ordure

      L’Union européenne importe elle aussi désormais chaque année pour 5,5 milliards de #jouets, là encore principalement de Chine. Une offre à bas prix qui s’accompagne aussi de risques sanitaires et environnementaux aux deux bouts de la chaîne. Toujours selon Peuples Solidaires, pas moins de 100 000 ouvriers et ouvrières chinois meurent chaque année du fait de problème de sécurité au travail ou d’exposition à des produits toxiques. Dans l’usine Mattel de Foshan, visitée par China Labor Watch, « les ouvrières et ouvriers de l’atelier vinyle (plastique), exposés à la pollution sonore et aux émanations toxiques, devraient théoriquement être obligés à porter des gants, des bouchons d’oreille et des lunettes protectrices. Mais ces équipements ne leur sont fournis que les jours où il y a une inspection. ». Et les réglementations officielles sur la formation des ouvrières à la sécurité ne sont appliquées nulle part. En fin de parcours, du fait de la présence de ces mêmes produits toxiques, 16% des jouets importés en Europe sont déclarés non conformes. Et Public Citizen dénombrait en 2007 120 rappels de produits aux États-Unis.

      #exploitation #bad_market

  • Mélanie Laurent et Thomas Dutronc nus... contre la surpêche - France Info
    http://www.franceinfo.fr/europe/commission-europeenne-melanie-laurent-pose-nue-contre-la-surpeche-1185007

    http://www.franceinfo.fr/sites/default/files/imagecache/462_ressource/2013/10/21/1184991/images/ressource/melanie%20laurent.jpg
    http://www.franceinfo.fr/sites/default/files/imagecache/462_ressource/2013/10/21/1184997/images/ressource/dutronc.jpg

    La Commission européenne a prêté lundi ses murs pour une campagne contre la surpêche une peu particulière. Depuis 2009, une campagne de sensibilisation appelée "Fishlove" a déjà immortalisé nus, avec pieuvre, thon ou mulet, nombre de célébrités. Cette année, Mélanie Laurent et Thomas Dutronc se sont prêtés au jeu. 

    Exposer des stars dénudées avec des poissons au premier étage du siège de la Commission européenne peut sembler être une idée saugrenue. Et pourtant, la campagne de sensiblisation Fishlove s’est invitée sur ses murs, depuis lundi.

    L’objectif : envoyer un signal à trois jours d’un vote prévu au Parlement européen sur les moyens financiers que compte se donner l’UE pour rendre sa pêche plus durable.

    De nombreuses célébrités ont joué le jeu

    La campagne de sensibilisation endossée par la Commission européenne a déjà immortalisé nus, avec pieuvre, thon ou mulet, nombre de célébrités. Après Lizzy Jagger vue par le photographe John Rankin ou l’actrice française Mélanie Bernier et le styliste Kenzo avec le portraitiste français Denis Rouvre, ce sont Mélanie Laurent et Thomas Dutronc qui ont pris la pose.

    #surpêche
    #campagne-médiatique
    Plus de #fonds-européens pour la #surveillance des #stocks de #poissons
    #Fishlove