'Take a Bite out of Fish Feeding' Campaign Urges Divers to Stop Feeding Fish
Source: Cyber Diver News Network
December 24, 2009
While snorkelling and scuba diving are a highlight of many warm-weather escapes, improper practices in the marine environment are putting fish and corals at risk.
In Hawaii several of the largest commercial merchandisers, including Longs Drugs and Walmart, have agreed to discontinue the sale of recreational snorkelling fish food, joining the Fish-Friendly Business Alliance through the "Take a Bite out of Fish Feeding" campaign, which discourages the practice of using food to attract fish for tourists to view.
"The use of fish food by tourists and tour operators can have negative consequences for both reefs and the tourism industry," said Liz Foote, Hawaii Field Manager for the Coral Reef Alliance and a leader of the campaign.
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