This does not ecactly apply to surf fishing but to fishing in general. So help if you can.
I wanted you to know that there is a new petition online that sends a FAX
to the Governor of Florida (Jeb Bush) urging him to commission a scientific
study of the Manatee issue.
For too long, Manatee protection politics have been driven by special
interest groups such as the Save the Manatee Club instead of sound science.
There is evidence that not only are Manatees harming the sea grass, which is
essential for a diverse marine biological population, but that we may have
actually harmed their normal migratory instincts by intentionally
discharging warm water from power plants during the winter months.
In addition, we do not know, scientifically, what is a "viable" long-term
population of Manatees - nor whether they are truly endangered.
The petition below asks Jeb Bush to get the National Academy of Sciences
involved in making scientific determinations on these and related issues -
to substitute sound science in place of pressure-group tactics.
This balanced approach, if adopted, should protect BOTH Manatees and the
right of people to boat and fish in Florida waters.
Your support is urged for this important petition.
Please go to
to read and sign this important petition.
The Internet is a powerful tool. Use ICQ, MIRC, AOL Instant Messenger,
and your email to spread the word. Tell your friends at work, those who
you communicate with personally, your friends at the bowling alley and
anyone else you can think of who would find this petition to be of
Thank you for your participation!