OBSERVERS UNDER FIRE
Hawaii District Court Judge Ezra recently ruled that longliners need to reduce their fishing activities, hire observers and otherwise be more responsible for their activities and surroundings. Needless to say, the longliners are not happy and are attempting to have Judge Ezra reconsider his order.
The pictures on the attached pages may not be suitable to the faint of heart. The purpose of posting them is to combat the media blitz and other distractions planned by the Western Pacific Regional Management Fisheries Council, a group of longline fishermen and fish dealers, and their newly obtained public relations firm. They are busy trying to distract us from the real issue - the negative impact longlines are having on our endangered and protected species.
If you would like to use the pictures o these web pages please let us know. They are available for a small donation to help cover our costs of obtaining materials
Click on arrow to see the impact of longlines on endangered and protected species
If you want to voice your opinion to Judge Ezra you may write him at:Chief Judge David Alan Ezra U.S. District Court Prince Kuhio Federal Building 300 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, HI 96816 Phone: 808-541-1907