Title: Environmentalists Planning Confrontation
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Title: Environmentalists Planning Confrontation
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publisher: Tampa Tribune
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Tampa Tribune Article December 12, 1986
General Note: Box 7, Folder 2 ( Vail Conference 1987 - 1987 ), Item 52
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00000776
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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Environmentalists planning confrontation


LOS ANGELES (AP) Leaders
of an environmental vigilante group
said Thursday they hope to provoke
"an international incident" In June
by destroying fishing nets they claim
kill thousands of porpoises, seals and
birds in the North Pacific.
"It is our intention to confront
and challenge the drift net fleet on
the high seas," said Benjamin White,
a coordinator for the Sea Shepherd
Conservation Society, which claims


responsibility for sinking five whal-
ing ships.
They are taking the action be-
cause attempts to pass legislation
prohibiting the use of drift nets in in-
ternational waters have come to
naught, said Sea Shepherd President
Scott Trimingham.
A drift net is set with anchors
and buoys and hangs down like a
curtain about 30 feet and stretches
in length from nine to 30 miles.




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