Kealoha Pisciotta
Kealoha Pisciotta

Aloha PETA, I am a long time supporter of PETA, the founder of Kai Palaoa (a Marine Protection Organization--www.kaipalaoa.com) and a Native Hawaiian. However, I believe PETA is misinformed on this issue. Peta might consider reviewing the Stanford University studies which looked to Hawaiian Ocean resources management as the model for global ocean and fishery recovery. It is not the Traditional/Cultural Practices still practiced by Native Hawaiians today that have caused the fishery crisis...

Aloha PETA, I am a long time supporter of PETA, the founder of Kai Palaoa (a Marine Protection Organization--www.kaipalaoa.com) and a Native Hawaiian. However, I believe PETA is misinformed on this issue. Peta might consider reviewing the Stanford University studies which looked to Hawaiian Ocean resources management as the model for global ocean and fishery recovery. It is not the Traditional/Cultural Practices still practiced by Native Hawaiians today that have caused the fishery crisis nor are these practices depleting the fish stocks. It is Corporate Fishing practices such as long liners and other abusive and unsustainable practices that are raping the sea. Native Hawaiian fishing practices are proven to be sustainable. They sustained a large population for thousands of years. The fallacy of modernity and its unsustainable Corporate TAKING is what should be sanctioned not Native Hawaiians. Let us challenge them together--because in the Profit is not a RIGHT !!!!

Heather Ransley
Heather Ransley

I'm a HUGE supporter of PETA for most of their work to protect animals and ensure they are treated ethically. BUT I think they were wrong on this one, really wrong. PETA: please focus more energy on protecting our whales, dolphins and other sea mammals and leave our non commercial fishermen alone.

Summer Grajeda
Summer Grajeda

PETA needs to fight what really matters...a challenge....a near to extinct animal!

Isaac Harp - Paka
Isaac Harp - Paka

Large-scale commercial fisheries are the problem, NOT local small-scale fisheries. If you're looking for a target to blame over-fishing on, look no further than the federal fishery management councils. Cascadia Times published some very revealing articles on how corruption has plagued Hawaii's fisheries for decades. Go to: http://www.times.org/archives/archives.htm and look for titles such as ROGUES OF THE PACIFIC; PLUNDERING THE PACIFIC; FOLLOW-UP; and Shopping for Scientists. Kanaka...

Large-scale commercial fisheries are the problem, NOT local small-scale fisheries. If you're looking for a target to blame over-fishing on, look no further than the federal fishery management councils. Cascadia Times published some very revealing articles on how corruption has plagued Hawaii's fisheries for decades. Go to: http://www.times.org/archives/archives.htm and look for titles such as ROGUES OF THE PACIFIC; PLUNDERING THE PACIFIC; FOLLOW-UP; and Shopping for Scientists. Kanaka Maoli practiced sustainable fishing for centuries by applying rules based on simple and honest observations. The United States invasion of Hawaii and subsequent application of "science-based" fisheries management is destroying the future of sustainability in all corners of Hawaii. The latest attack is the science of GMO.

Kyle Douglas
Kyle Douglas

I am sure the tuna suffered far less than what a salmon goes through when a bear or eagle rips open their stomachs while the salmon is still alive

Lana Ulu
Lana Ulu

In other words PETA wants us to stop fishing thus stop living. Shameful!

Ke'eaumoku Kapu
Ke'eaumoku Kapu

We have a system of management, Act 212 signed by Governor Linda Lingle in 2007 then Act 288 by Governor Neil in 2012, PETA is just another wild excuse of over regulated management and enforcement that shows no regard for traditions and customs which before any of these scientific data is excepted they need to talk to the people who have depended on the ocean resources for generations. Disallowing the rights of native Hawaiians to practice can be a human rights violation. if i cannot teach...

We have a system of management, Act 212 signed by Governor Linda Lingle in 2007 then Act 288 by Governor Neil in 2012, PETA is just another wild excuse of over regulated management and enforcement that shows no regard for traditions and customs which before any of these scientific data is excepted they need to talk to the people who have depended on the ocean resources for generations. Disallowing the rights of native Hawaiians to practice can be a human rights violation. if i cannot teach my grand children good stewardship values of malama kai, malama i ka moana then than its called genocide.

Wally Bacio
Wally Bacio

PETA just needs to go Foodland and get couple pounds of spicey pok'e and whack'um. Dey goin broke dey mouth. ;)

Richard Kuaana Jr.
Richard Kuaana Jr.

PETA has a serious paradigm problem that does not address these crisis appropriately. Cultural knowledge of the Pacific, has historically proven to be a wealth of human history of understanding those things this generation have yielded to a more insensitive progression type of lifestyle. Cold and indifferent to living a more cognizant respect of our environments to meet the necessary need of the community!

Eric Stockhoff
Eric Stockhoff

PETA Needs to SHUT-UP...!!

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