The environmental organization Greenpeace has stopped the controversial Sinking of larger stones in the sea Adler ground protected area to the East of the island of Rügen. Since Sunday, about 60 stones had been sunk with a weight between 350 kg and one Tonne, said Greenpeace marine biologist Thilo Maack of the German press Agency on Wednesday. Similar actions in the five other protected areas in the Baltic sea, he's not from the castle.
The environmental organization, submerged boulders on the bottom of the sea, to prevent the bottom trawl fisheries. The Federal office for nature conservation (BfN) and Maritime and hydrographic Agency (BSH) and had forbidden her to bring more granite stones on the sea floor. The BSH threatened with fines of up to EUR 50 000. Greenpeace appealed. The speaker indicated that the action was terminated because of the threat of punishment.
The former President of the fisheries Association, Norbert Kahlfuß, according to reason, are in the Eagles for years, no German fishing with bottom trawls on fishing. There is also Polish and Danish trawlers fished but. Such nets were used for catching flounder, turbot, plaice and Cod. The fishing despite of the stones possible. But there could be no flounder caught. Kahlfuß said that in the case, more a matter of principle. "The illegal Goings-on is the main problem," he explained.
Greenpeace biologist Maack had previously replied that the action was not illegal, but "pre-legal". "The prohibition of fishing in marine protected areas located in the drawer of the Federal ministries." Maack said: "We have acted in accordance with our articles of Association, to do everything possible to protect the nature." This is in the sense of around 600 000 members.
The German fisheries Association had previously requested that the Federal police must bind the action. The Association's President, Gero Hocker said in Hamburg: "It is completely incomprehensible that Greenpeace can make, despite a clear prohibition, and delivery of a" cease and desist " on." The Organisation is in breach of laws and endangering Maritime transport. The snagging with the fishing utensils belong, according to the Maritime accident statistics of the main causes for the decline of the fishing boats.
Greenpeace said in the first instance, the goal had been achieved. On six square kilometers area, no basic-net fishing is possible. The protected area, however, encompasses 235 square miles. Against the decree of the Federal Council also filed a notice of opposition, announced Greenpeace. The office will assume that the stones will endanger the protection of goods such as stone reefs and sand banks. From the point of view of Greenpeace that is not the case, as the Federal administrative court in 2011, after a similar action in front of the island of Sylt have found.
The FDP Landesverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern sank on Wednesday evening as a Protest against the actions of the organization in the meantime, wooden clause of the characters in the water. The party demanded that Greenpeace withdraw the charitable status, if these donations use of funds to pay penalties. "We have hardly any areas to fish," lamented Michael bulk of the fishing cooperative in the Freest (in the district of Vorpommern-Greifswald), who took part in the Protest part.dpa Date Of Update: 29 July 2020, 17:27