[dropcap]A[/dropcap]re you an angler who cares about fish conservation? Do you enjoy fishing and want to ensure that healthy fisheries are available for generations to come? If you are a commercial guide or an individual angler, your voice is important to how our country’s fisheries are managed!
Join hundreds of anglers who agree that conservation of ocean ecosystems is a primary responsibility of fisheries management. By using pragmatic, science-based policies that protect our ocean ecosystems and conserve the interconnected life within them, we can ensure the health of the fish populations that are the lifeblood of our businesses and sport.
Sign a statement of support that encourages our nation’s leaders to restore and protect the health of our ocean ecosystems by:
- Requiring an end to overfishing
- Rebuilding depleted fish populations
- Reducing the wasteful killing of non-target ocean wildlife
- Protecting fish habitat
- Maintaining the integrity of marine food webs by conserving forage fish
- Generally managing with the needs of entire ecosystems in mind.
The aim of Pew’s environmental initiatives is to strengthen policies and practices in ways that produce significant and measurable protection for terrestrial and marine systems worldwide. Pew’s commitment to the environment began in 1974, when they first provided grants to regional conservancies, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the International Oceanographic Foundation.
Since then, they have continued to work to advance scientific understanding of the causes and consequences of environmental problems along with their solutions; provide economic analysis of decisions affecting such issues; design innovative policy solutions to these problems; and mobilize public support for implementing these solutions.