Gazprom's giant pipeline threatens Sweden fishermen

Some of the world's top marine experts have met in Sweden to discuss the ecological fallout from Gazprom's new undersea pipeline. The company is building the world’s biggest pipeline from Russia to Germany, past Swedish waters.

The Swedish government is concerned that the pipeline’s construction may damage already depleted fish stocks.  The conference of experts assessed any threats to stocks.

Nord Stream admitted there would be significant damage to fish from the start of construction in 2010. It has promised to create a special company to inform trawlers of construction locations and provide compensation.

“They cannot make their income because we are disturbing their activities, therefore we have to make up for that. There are some meetings of the Baltic Sea Fishermens’ Asscociation in Jan and Feb, and I would like to join one of those meetings to start that,” promised Dr.Dirk Von Ameln, permitting director of Nord Stream.

In an interview with RT last month, Nord Stream CEO Matthias Warnig said since it passed through international waters ultimately no one was capable of blocking the $US 12 billion project.