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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Your UN in action

There's good news tonight.

Today, in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, I read that a UN Panel has lifted trade bans on beluga and two other types of caviar, ending a year old embargo. Countries bordering the Caspian Sea had improved their monitoring of caviar trading and would release millions of young fish into its waters, allowing limited trade to resume. Willem Wijnstekers, the head of the UN sponsored conservation body Cites said the decision to grant Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Iran and Russia export quotas must be accomplished by further moves to combat declining sturgeon stocks.

I know I'll sleep better tonight knowing the UN is busy saving the supply of sturgeon and their caviar.

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