Jul/Aug 2007 E-Current
2007 Vol. 7, Issue 4
In this issue...
- Send a THANK YOU to Hawaii Businesses that Refuse to Feed Fish
- Coral Reef Conservation Act Moves Forward in Congress
- Secret Ballot Reverses Decision to Protect Red Coral
- Just In: Results from CORAL Online Survey
- Reefs in the News
Dear CORAL Supporter,
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Your Partner in Reef Conservation,
Brian Huse, Executive Director
SEND A THANK YOU TO HAWAII BUSINESSES THAT REFUSE TO FEED FISH
Fish feeding can have disastrous effects on reef and fish health. CORAL, in collaboration with Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources and local organizations, has recently launched the "Take a Bite out of Fish Feeding" campaign. This campaign provides dive and snorkel businesses across Hawaii the opportunity to band together and put a stop to this practice. In just 45 seconds you can encourage others to join the campaign by sending participating businesses an e-letter of support... [link archived]
CORAL REEF CONSERVATION ACT MOVES FORWARD IN CONGRESS
Responding to the last edition of e-current, many of you asked your representatives to support the Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Amendment Act. We are glad to announce that the act is now active in both the House and Senate. The House’s Natural Resources Committee approved the act and recommended it for full House approval. In the Senate, Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) introduced the act into committee. If you have not yet contacted your representatives, it’s not too late! Sign on or forward to a friend and help save US reefs today...[link archived]
SECRET BALLOT REVERSES DECISION TO PROTECT RED CORAL
Scientists, conservationists and many government officials expressed outrage when Delegates voting by secret ballot reversed a proposal to protect precious red coral [link archived]—a popular jewelry centerpiece. The Delegates overturned the initial decision to list these overfished species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES.) The proposal initially passed with 62 countries voting in support of the listing…
CORAL REEFS IN THE NEWS
Yogyakarta Optimistic About Tourism Future, Jakarta Post
New Long-Term Study IDs Reef Fish Recovery Needs, EurekAlert!
Climate Change and Coral Bleaching Research Funded, BYM
Deadly Tide Takes Toll On Coral, ABC Science
Natural Resources Committee Reauthorizes Coral Reef Conservation Act, Radio New Zealand