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NOAA Fishery Policy makers and Fishery Managers SWNMS

Please take the pledge to keep these animals alive for the health of the oceans and the health of humans.
Bycatch from the Swordfish, tuna and shark fishery is killing countless sea turtles, sharks, whales and other marine life.
Do not allow the expansion of the Southern California Driftnet and Longline swordfish and shark fishery. Help fishermen and fish by regulating harmful fishing gear and banning gillnets in California waters.

Signed,

David McGuire

This petition closed about 1 year ago

How this will help

Scientists estimate that 90% of many pelagic species have been fished out in the last 50 years.

At the current rate we will have fished out all the large beneficial species by 2048.
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Scientists estimate that 90% of many pelagic species have been fished out in the last 50 years.

At the current rate we will have fished out all the large beneficial species by 2048.
Perfectly adapted to the marine world as apex predators, these ocean animals are important components of a healthy ocean. Top predators are also getting contaminated through accumulating toxins like mercury and organic pollutants. Some fish are just not health to eat anymore and this includes sharks, swordfish and most tuna.
Longline and gillnet fisheries such as the current fishery in Southern California are causing serious damage to already emdangered Leatherback Sea Turtles, Sperm Whales and sharks.
We need to think of these animals as benefiting humans alive and not just at the end of a hook. Its time we appreciate ocean predators and work to protect them.

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