President Barack Obama and the US Congress: Stop government subsidies on the commercial fishing industry in the US
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President Barack Obama and the US Congress: Stop government subsidies on the commercial fishing industry in the US

    1. Kae-Leah Williamson
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      Kae-Leah Williamson

      Arlington, WA

Commercial fishing accounts for only less than 1% of the US economy, yet American taxpayers doled out more than $6.4 billion in subsidies to the commercial fishing industry between 1996 and 2004, possibly accelerating the collapse of fish stocks worldwide and adding to the devastation of large ocean fish species. 44 percent of federal and state subsidies go toward fuel for fishing fleets. Supporting fuel costs has may not only helped promote the needless expansion of commercial fishing operations, it has also likely caused wasteful fuel consumption, air and water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change. The US fishing industry uses 800 million gallons of fuel each year. While not the only industry to receive hefty fuel subsidies, they nonetheless provide commercial fishing operations with less incentives to conserve.

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    • anita james PINCHER CREEK, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      ?THE GREATNESS OF A NATION AND ITS MORAL PROGRESS CAN BE JUDGED BY THE WAY ITS ANIMALS ARE TREATED?

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    • liu wai ling N.T., HONG KONG
      • over 1 year ago

      Please Priesident Barack Obama and the US Congress stop government subsidies on the commerical fishing industry in the US.

      The commercial fishing accounts for only less than 1 % of the US economy. Supporting fuel costs has may not only helped promote the needless expansion of commercial fishing operations It has also caused wasteful fuel consumption air and water pollution , and greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change. they nonetheless provide commercial fishing operations with less incentives to conserve. Thank you.

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    • Jacey Dot Carter CLEARFIELD, UT
      • almost 2 years ago

      If We don't set the example, then how is the world going to know that the oceans are important?

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      • almost 2 years ago

      The Sea is the Mother of All Life, you should not take too much from the sea, all we really need is some seaweed for Iodine, that we can seafarm. Make Meat Illegal http://www.archure.net/#animalrights

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    • Penelope Curtis GRASS VALLEY, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need to stop subsidizing industries & concentrate on education, health, children, Vets, first responders, elderly...

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