President Bush just declared June National Oceans Month. And now, the House of Representatives is voting on a resolution which would urge the Administration to be an international leader in ending overfishing subsidies. >;>Take Action: Ask your representative to vote YES and help end harmful fishing subsidies! Despite international consensus that the world's oceans are in trouble, a handful of countries continue to provide massive subsidies to their commercial fishing industries so they can fish harder, longer and farther away. Overfishing subsidies are fishing our oceans to death. A recent study found that 90 percent of all of the "big" fish -- tuna, marlin, and swordfish -- are gone. Fishing subsidies enable too many boats to fish for fewer and fewer fish, which in turn leads to overfishing and other destructive fishing practices. The United States is leading efforts in the World Trade Organization to ban these harmful subsidies. Weeks ago, the Senate passed a resolution supporting this effort, and now the House of Representatives is poised to do the same. Please contact Congress and ask your representative to vote YES on the resolution (H. Con. Res. 94) to help eliminate harmful fishing subsidies! This bill will be voted on early next week so please contact your member of Congress today. The elimination of overfishing subsidies now will help protect the world's fisheries for the future. Send your letter today! For the oceans,Beth LowellFederal Policy Director
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Ask your representative to vote YES on House Resolution 94 and help us eliminate fishing subsidies.