Save America's Groupers!|
2002-07-30, 4:03 p.m.
I and 280 other concerned people have signed onto ReefGuardian International's email Petition to Save America's Groupers from being driven to the brink of extinction. I hope you will do the same. We need to BREAK THROUGH the 500 sign-on barrier to get the regulators to take us seriously.
Of the 15 managed grouper species in the U.S. Caribbean, South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, TEN have been designated "vulnerable to extinction"
by the American Fisheries Society. Goliath grouper (formerly jewfish)and Nassau grouper stocks show few signs of recovery after years of supposed "rebuilding." Gulf of Mexico male gag groupers are down to 1% of the population. And grouper catches continue to plummet dramatically
in the U.S. Caribbean.
The numbers of groupers being taken has got to be reduced. And you can help make it happen.
Just click this link and sign on to ReefGuardian's Petition to Save America's Groupers.
Thanks a lot!
"Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation." - Martin Luther King, Jr.