End Overfishing: Petition

Petition By: Taite Jones

Dear Dave Kelly

My main goal for my campaign is to reduce overfishing and inform bystanders about the problem of overfishing and how it can affect our ecosystem. I would appreciate if you would take the steps needed to crack down on illegal fishing here in our Great Barrier Reef. It is important that you support my campaign because overfishing is not being noticed enough and is still occurring because people don’t know our ecosystem is being destroyed by overfishing. We need you to crack down on those who are fishing illegally because during the last financial year, 634 illegal fishing offences were reported on the reef, many of them in the protected “green zones”.

Overfishing has been happening for years and years. Methods like bottom trawling and taking more than what’s needed of targeted species such as tuna is causing stocks to be depleted. Fishing nets catch far more than intended and all the untargeted species or bycatch as it’s known are being caught and are dying for nothing as they are just tossed back into sea. Changes are needed before it’s too late. The reason change must occur is that sea life has a very important role in the ocean and ecosystem. Also, the process is disgusting and needs to come to an end. Finally, some species are in danger and close to extinction. If there are not bigger punishments for those who are fishing illegally the green zones won’t have the benefit on the legal fishing zones that was intended.

Your actions would have a very strong impact to my argument because of you’re very high role in the overfishing campaign. I believe if you were to take action it would have a positive affect and believe you should take action because within the next couple of years specifically in 2048 if actions are not taken now our ecosystem will be destroyed having an effect to our lifestyle and our planet.

Petition: https://www.causes.com/actions/2596942-sign-the-petition-to-dave-kelly-minister-for-fisheries-is-a-position-in-the-government-of-western-australia-currently-held-by-dave-kelly-of?recruiter_id=189292088

She Came To Shore to Lay Her Eggs and These People Laughed as They Stoned Her to Death

• by: Care2 Team

• recipient: Police Department of Chalkida

By most accounts, the island of Evia in Greece is paradise, with sandy beaches, beautiful hikes and gorgeous sea views it’s no wonder why so many people flock to it every summer.

But for one visitor, the island paradise turned into a nightmare and a quick stop became her final resting place.

Beachgoers in the city of Chalkida were enjoying a swim when they were suddenly joined by a visitor. Amongst the swimmers, was an enormous blue swordfish that had come to shore to lay her eggs. At first, the locals were frightened, mistaking it for a shark, but once they realized it was a swordfish, a commonly eaten fish in the region. They began to harass and chase it.

Soon a whole group of people were trying everything possible to get their hands on it. They threw rocks and other objects at it while others tried to grab it directly. The obviously distressed fish had nowhere to turn for safety as it was surrounded by would-be captors.

The video shows the gruesome incident and unfortunately, it doesn´t have a happy ending. According to reports, the swordfish was killed meaning that its, anywhere between, 1 million and 30 million eggs a female swordfish can lay, probably never got a chance at life.

Netizens are outraged at the cruelty and ignorance of the people responsible for the fish´s death. They, like us, want justice for the animal that was just hoping to continue her species but was brutally killed along the way.

Some might say “It´s just a fish.” But it is also a living thing and deserves to be treated with respect. What the beachgoers did to the poor fish was unnecessary and unforgivable and since each and every one of the guilty parties was captured on film, Greek authorities should take action to punish them.

Please sign the petition and ask authorities in Chalkida to find the abusers and charge them with animal cruelty.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/542/298/800/she-came-to-shore-to-lay-her-eggs-and-these-people-laughed-as-they-stoned-her-to-death/