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shark finning again...

Discussion in 'Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations' started by samaka, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. samaka

    samaka Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hurghada - Egypt
    Hi divers,

    Please sign this petition and pass it along to your dive buddies to sign. This bill in Palau stems from a pressure group of mainly Taiwanese owned commercial fishing boats and Taiwan and China based commercial shark finners.

    Stop Shark Finning in Palau: Diving the famed Blue Corner won't be the same if Palau's politicians approve Senate Bill SB8-44 to permit commercial fishing for sharks and shark finning. A follow-up punch is SB8-50, which would encourage commercial fisheries in Palau's waters by granting them a five-year tax exemption. This would gut the 2004 legislation that banned shark fishing by foreign fisheries, one of the most ironclad laws in the Asia-Pacific area. To stop this nonsense, sign the petition sponsored by SharkSavers.org to keep the bills from becoming law: Petition to Palau: Stop Senate Bill 8-44 that opens up shark fishing.

  2. Garrobo

    Garrobo Great White

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio
    Do you really believe that signing a petion online to try to force a population to stop doing what they have been doing for generations.? Get over it. It's like telling the Japanese and Russians to quit whaleing. Fat chance Yanqui.
  3. ScubaSarus

    ScubaSarus Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Connecticut
    I just about agree with Garrobo and feel the best solution would be to employ a WolfPack. If we could only get our hands on a few working U-Boats.

    Im not crazy about putting my personal info on the net not knowing how it may be used otherwise but I am quite against finning.
  4. scott&sara

    scott&sara Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Hampton, VA
    I wish it really would help but the governments in Palau are not any different than most others around the world. The word GREED comes to mind. They don't care what their people want or what the right thing to do is they just want the money.

    I think we should cut the balls off the pricks that fin the sharks... eye for an eye so to speak.

  5. <*)))><

    <*)))>< Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Here
    "...the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic - the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done." (1891) TR
  6. Diverreefer

    Diverreefer Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Western Hemisphere

    You don't need to put your personal info on the petition.
  7. kanonfodr

    kanonfodr Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Seattle, Wa
    I guess it's time to start talking to the navy EOD guys here about planting a bomb on a vessel in the water. After all, if they can disarm them in the water, they should know a few things about planting them, right?

    After that, RnR in PALAU!!! WOO HOOOOOO!!!

  8. NoVaScuba

    NoVaScuba Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Northern Virginia
    Is it greed or is it just that the commercial fishers represent jobs in a poor country? You have to offer these people another way to make a living. Maybe ecotourism?

    You also have to convince about a quarter of the world's population that a traditional food is inappropriate.
  9. scott&sara

    scott&sara Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Hampton, VA
    I realize that Palau is a very poor country but this industry is not putting Palauians to work as they do not have the means to fin sharks. They merely allow other countries to fish for a fee. I was very impressed with the industrious nature of the locals on the island; they may not have much but they are not afraid to work hard to make a living.

  10. almitywife

    almitywife Vegemite Mod

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Sydney, Australia

    A ScubaBoard Staff Message...

    moved to good causes, petitions & solicitations



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