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Greenpeace : Fishing for Trouble August 16, 2005 10:57 PM

Greenpeace16 August 2005

Factory Fishing Iíve been telling you for weeks that Omega Protein has been fishing for trouble in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Well, we made sure it found it. Omega has been vacuuming up massive numbers of a little fish called menhaden, and its actions are threatening the entire Atlantic food chain, all the way up to the majestic whale.

So last week, just as giant factory fishing nets were about to scoop up tens of thousands of fish from the Chesapeake Bay, our activists sped onto the scene in inflatables to rescue the small fish from a tragic fate.

TAKE ACTION NOW! Itís time for you to send a message to Omega: factory fishing is overkill.

Check out our video (Real Player required): See for yourself the damage Omega is causing to the menhaden.

Tomorrow, the Atlantic Marine Fisheries Commission will meet to decide the fate of the menhaden, and weíll be there too. Iíll be sure to let you know the outcome Ė and what weíre planning next.

Please help us protect all of the oceanís creatures, both great and small: make a donation today.

Sincerely,
John Hocevar

John Hocevar
Ocean Campaign Coordinator


P.S. You can follow more of the action on my blog.


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Greenpeace in the News

Associated Press:
"Greenpeace activists dispatched inflatable boats Tuesday in the lower Chesapeake Bay to thwart the fishing operations of a Texas company that harvests hundreds of millions of pounds of menhaden every year."

Baltimore Sun
"No offense to the gentle folks who have been fighting the good fight for years, but Greenpeace knows how to wage a robust, bare-knuckles public war against a bully...In four inflatable boats, members went out near Cape Charles, Va., last Tuesday and scattered schools of menhaden that were the target of the company's efficient "leave no fish behind" trawler operation.

At least for one day, those fish weren't vacuumed up and ground into fish oil. They lived to filter bay water

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 August 16, 2005 10:59 PM

They lived to filter bay water and be part of the natural food chain."  [ send green star]
 
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