Ban Drift Gillnets! Support Recreational Fishing!
Drift gillnets are approximately 1-mile long nets used by commercial fishermen to target swordfish and thresher sharks, but instead catch nearly 60 different species of marine life, including tunas, marlins and other fishes. The use of these nets harms recreational fishing, depleting the ocean of fishing opportunities that support local outdoor tourism and jobs while resulting in MORE government imposed restrictions on recreational fishing like Marine Protected Areas.
The Pacific Fishery Management Council will be debating the use of drift gillnets at their March 11 meeting. Have your voice heard! Sign the petition today!