Wed. 3/28 – Stop the “collateral damage.”

“YES” on SB 1017 – Phase out drift net fishing off CA coastline
Deadline 4/13

(From Jim Hines – Sierra Club California/Nevada Wildlife Team Leader)

 “What a sight, four humpback whales all breaching at the same time in the ocean waters off the coast of Santa Barbara, CA. Whales, dolphins, sea otters, sea turtles, sea lions and seals dazzle us and bring out a strong emotion of our love for marine mammals.
 But sadly these same marine mammals are killed by the hundreds each year as they get caught up and entangled in nylon drift nets used in the commercial fishing industry.
 But now we have a chance to speak up for these precious marine mammals in an effort to save them.
The California State Senate Committee on Natural Resources is considering legislation (SB 1017-Allen) which would phase out the commercial drift net fishery off the coast of California.”
We need to tell these members that this vote is important to us.
Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask State Sen. [___] to support SB 1017.
Members of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water:
State Senators Bob Hertzberg, Jeff Stone, Benjamin Allen, Ben Hueso, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Mike McGuire, Bill Monning, Henry Stern, Andy Vidak
Contact information here.
State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson: (SD-19): SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940 http://sd19.senate.ca.gov/send-e-mail

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