Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Online Gillnet Petition Saltwater Editor, Captain Gordon Churchill, asks you to take a few moments of your day to sign this online petition seeking to end the use of unattended gillnets on the North Carolina coast. The petition will be presented to Governor Beverly Perdue. It is a quick and easy way to show you care about this issue.

"Unattended gill nets are a wasteful fishing method and should be attended all times to stop wasteful killing of non-targeted fish, bird and turtle species. Mandatory attendance would stop the waste due to the person fishing the net being right there and able to release the fish before it dies.

We support commercial fishermen and their desire to make a living from the water and also support fishing methods that are unwasteful."

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