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Title: The real environmental issues
Authors: Deidun, Alan
Keywords: Partit Nazzjonalista (Malta)
Marine ecosystem management -- Malta
Malta Environment and Planning Authority
Land use -- Environmental aspects -- Malta
Issue Date: 2008-09-21
Publisher: Allied Newspapers Ltd.
Citation: Deidun, A. (2008, September 21). The real environmental issues. The Times of Malta, pp. 1-2.
Abstract: It is praiseworthy for the Nationalist Party to engage the major environmental exponents to try to identify the most pressing local environmental problems. Such a move is largely unprecedented, especially at party level. However, the presence of a small number of domineering exponents from the pro-development lobby, who dominated proceedings, has once again ensured that a skewed view of the environment prevails. I was engrossed in rebutting some of the preposterous proposals from the pro-development side. As a result, a number of issues were completely bypassed. There has not been a comprehensive commitment to protect our coastal and marine resources. Despite being an island, endowed with a 270-km-long coastline and a marine area over 20 times our terrestrial resources, we need to safeguard our marine resources from over exploitation. Spear-fishing takes place even within the marine protected area at Dwejra, and we have net fishing over popular wreck sites, such as Ċirkewwa.
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