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Melissa Price Minister for the Environment

Dear Melissa Price
The goal of my campaign is to remove drift nets out of commercial fishing and to use more environmentally resourceful tactics. I want people to support my campaign in removing these nets permanently as they are extremely environmentally damaging. It’s important to support my campaign in order to reduce the amount of bycatch caught. Melissa can you please help me remove these drift nets from commercial fishing.
Drift nets are lengthy free-floating, 26-49 ft deep nets, each as long as 90km that drift along and scoop up anything in its way. Drift nets are not very selective of species and their use results in a large by-catch of non-target fish, sharks, turtles, seabirds, and marine mammals, which are usually discarded, dead, back to the ocean. If people around the world their don’t change their use of drift nets we will lose more marine species and destroy their homes. Using drift nets is causing us to catch too many fish for them to repopulate. Drift nets destroy the reefs they drag across and these nets are also killing sharks, dolphins, turtles. Change is needed in our behaviour so that we stop killing marine animals and damaging the marine environment.

Your actions could majorly change the amount of bycatch caught in drift nets and reduce the amount of fish caught. You, Melissa Price are in a good position in the parliament system to affect this problem with overfishing. You need to take action now before more percentages of fish decrease. This request needs to be recognised and before its too late to come back from the dangers of overfishing.
Yours sincerely,
Mitchell Browne

Signed,

Mitchell Browne

This petition closed about 1 year ago

How this will help

If you sign my petition to change the way we fish using drift

nets it will most definitely help overfishing across the world.

Melissa Price is the environmental minister and I...

If you sign my petition to change the way we fish using drift

nets it will most definitely help overfishing across the world.

Melissa Price is the environmental minister and I believe she could change the laws using drift nets to reduce overfishing.

This petition will show her that there are many more people that are not impressed with the way we use these nets and this is causing fish to decrease.

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