NET: Urge Your Representative to Conserve Fish and Ocean Ecosystems

July 19th, 2007 5:14 pm by Kelly Garbato

Via the National Environmental Trust:

Urge Your Representative to Conserve Fish and Ocean Ecosystems

In January, Congress responded to public pressure from citizens like you and passed a strong new law [the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act] to end overfishing and put ocean wildlife on a course toward healthy population levels. But without strong rules from the National Marine Fisheries Service, the federal agency responsible for enforcing the new law, Congress’ action will be meaningless.

Send a message to your representative asking him or her to sign on to a letter calling on the National Marine Fisheries Service to enact strong new rules to protect fish and fishermen by ensuring sustainable fish populations through well-informed decision-making.

The Representative must consider the issue and sign the letter on or before Friday the 20th, so time is of the essence. Thanks for your help!

null Tiny Violin Alert! ™: If you use the sample letter provided by NET, be sure to edit out the speciesist language. (Hint, hint: I counted two objectionable phrases.)



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