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Environment

Aquaman Returns

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorMarch 18, 2011 7:51 AM

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I'm picturing a Navy Seal-turned environmental activist turned loose in a zany Carl Hiaasen plot. I don't know much of Peter Bethune's background, but he sure comes off here as one righteous bad ass.

Bethune's new organisation is based on fledgling local chapters of volunteers around the world, plus a six-man mission team. But where campaigning fails, as a last resort, that team will take direct action. "In extreme cases, we need to go and catch these people, document what they do," he says. In the case of illegal fishing, Bethune says "I have no problem going in and sorting it. We will board and take control of a vessel". How would he do that? "I am not going to give away our tactics but it's not hard and I have got a pretty special groups of lads - they are not a bunch of vegans." What are their backgrounds? "You can use your imagination."

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