Fly Fishing Forum - Reply to Topic
Our Environment We are stewards of wild places

Thread: Farm fish / Gulf of Mexico Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options
Rate Thread
If you like, you can add a score for this thread.

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-10-2009 02:35 PM
salmo
Farm fish / Gulf of Mexico

Take Action Now.

http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/...aign_KEY=26641

February 10, 2009

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted on January 28, 2009 to pass a controversial plan to allow ocean fish farming in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven members of the Council voted for the plan. Five voted against the plan in an effort to protect our marine wildlife and the interests of commercial fishermen and recreational users of the Gulf. One member abstained.

The vote was not the most important part of this decision however. Even though the Council passed a bad plan, this was a major victory for everyone who has worked over the past year and a half, attending Council meetings and hearings, calling Council members, sending in letters and spreading the word. How?

We successfully delayed this vote since October 2007 - allowing us to move the final decision into a new administration that hopefully will be more protective of our natural marine resources and care about the stability of coastal communities and traditional fishing.
We helped push council members to vote against the plan - some of whom would have voted yes if they hadn't heard from you!
The Council received over 16,000 comments against their plan and hundreds of people turned out to the public hearings to voice concerns.
Stories about the plan went out over radio, newspaper and television nationwide. There were articles in magazines and online.
And finally, we have raised the level of public awareness about ocean fish farming and its threats to the environment and our communities and now have a strong group of people willing to take action against it.
This plan would have passed through unnoticed if you hadn't spoken out! Thank you - to each and every one of you. Every e-mail, every phone call, every letter to the editor mattered.

Now, the fight is far from over - in fact, it's beginning again. The plan must be reviewed and approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Secretary of Commerce and the Office of Management and Budget. We have a lot of work ahead of us and your continued support is crucial. Let's keep these farms out of our waters and find more sustainable ways to meet our seafood needs. Together, I know we can do it.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:43 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)