Petition to help menhaden industry (and your fishery as well) And please forward this message to as many people as you can. Thank You.

The Pew people, with the help of recreational fishermen and their billions of dollars, are campaigning to short circuit the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s menhaden management program, and they’re using their usual distortions to do it.
This isn’t just about menhaden, as important as that fishery is. It’s about Pew’s willingness to go outside the management system and to use political pressure that they’ve created when they can’t get their way with the Councils, NMFS or the Commissions, and if they prevail it’s going to have negative repercussions for all of us.
The Maine Lobstermen’s Association, among others, is urging their members to sign the petition by the industry group Saving Menhaden Fisheries. The petition is athttp://letter.savingmenhaden.org/. If you want to take a significant step in insuring that our management system in based on solid science, not foundation induced hysteria, take the two minutes to go to the petition site and sign on, but do it before 5:00 tomorrow, which is when the comment period closes.
And please forward this message to as many people as you can.
Thanks, Nils   ps – Some FishNet sponsors are involved in the menhaden bait fishery. http://fishnet-usa.com/   http://www.fishtruth.net/