PEW Campaigns...On-Line Form

Got TA GoGot TA Go Posts: 2,608 Officer
http://www.pewenvironment.org/campaigns/

I responded to one (and there are many) with the following:

"Please keep in mind that these on-line campaigns DO NOT REFLECT the opinions of THOSE involved in the FISHERIES and impact real people that are not just submitting a "FEEL-GOOD" chain letter because it is quick and easy.

These campaigns are singed and submitted by people who have seldom, if ever, walked to the waters edge in the areas being targeted. They are trying to influence management with sheer numbers of electronic "votes" or "calls-to-arms" by a single organization who has the reach, and the money, to man/fund this type of input.

As DECISION MAKERS, you are supplied with input from people that know what they are talking about. That know the difference between a Black Grouper and a Gag. People that know that TUNA is a fish and don't call it "TUNAFISH".

The Councils (Gulf and South Atlantic) are being pulled and divided by NGO and personal interests groups. But at least they aren't being told WHAT to think. They make decisions based on available information without filling out a form letter that represents a position.

I HOPE and PRAY that you will do the same."
www.gottagofishinginkeywest.com


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  • navigator2navigator2 Posts: 22,396 AG
    These campaigns are singed and submitted by people who have seldom, if ever, walked to the waters edge in the areas being targeted. They are trying to influence management with sheer numbers of electronic "votes" or "calls-to-arms" by a single organization who has the reach, and the money, to man/fund this type of input.

    Same BS as 10 years ago with the sea pig movement. Thank god that died, but we are left with 2,000,000 miles of no wake zones in it's path.
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  • TypicleseTypiclese Posts: 385 Officer
    "2,000,000 miles of no wake zones in it's path." Navigator

    :thumbsup:thumbsup :Spittingcoffee

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