September 28, 2007 06:00 ET

WWF-Canada: Available for Comment-Fate of Newfoundland Cod and Corals to be Decided at International Fisheries Meeting Friday

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2007) - WWF-Canada will be available later today to provide analysis of the results of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Annual Meeting held in Lisbon, Portugal.

WWF-Canada has been attending the meeting all week official as observers.

WWF-Canada has been calling on NAFO to:
1. Complete their reform process by endorsing a modernized NAFO
2. Adopt an effective recovery plan for southern Grand Banks cod, and
3. Protect coldwater corals and other vulnerable areas.

The meeting will conclude today and we expect to be able to provide analysis and a release by early afternoon, Atlantic Daylight Time.

Contact Information

  • For more information or to set up interviews please contact:
    Kyle Ferguson
    Manager, Communications
    (902) 482-1105 x 41 or Cell (902) 255-1541
    Email: kferguson@wwfcanada.org
    Website: wwf.ca