Petition to Members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, WCPFC, Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, Minister of the environment in Japan Tamayo Marukawa, Kiyoshi Kimura president of the sushi Zanmai restaurant chain, The Tokyo metropolitan government that owns Tsukiji fish markets, Peta-Asia-Pacific, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe GJPN.PMO, Japan sushi restaurants Kyubey Fukuzushi Daiwa sushi Sushi no midovi, Japan sushi restaurants Kyubey Fukuzushi Daiwa sushi Sushi no Midovi Edogin
''Stop driving the Pacific Bluefin Tuna to its extinction''Establish and implement science-based catch limits and a minimum size limit to protect juvenille fish or ban its international trade now!!!
Urgent action is needed ,to save the Pacific Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus orientalis) which has been endangered for many years and has suffered a catastrophic decline 96% in stocks in the Northern Pacific Ocean,because of illegal,unreported overfishing and unregulated fishing with trawlers.The latest data from the International scientific committee whitch monitors tuna in the Pacific showed that the stocks are in danger of dissapearing .The vast majority 90%of specimens that are fished are juvenilles that they have not yet reproduced.The P.Bluefin tuna reaches sexual maturity between 4-8 years old which limits its reproductive ability and makes it more vulnerable to the predation of modern industrialized fishing techniques.The International Union for Conservation of Nature in 2014 listed it as vulnerable on its red list of threatened species.The IUCN estimates that the population has declined by 19%to 33% in the last 22years,just to satisfy their huge demand in Asia.Last September the tuna fishing nations including Japan failed to agree to new conservation measures.Immediate and comprehensive action is needed,including the establishment and implementation of science-based catch limits and a minimum size limit to protect the juvenille fish and allow the Pacific bluefin tuna population to recover .The WCPFC'S Northern Committee is made up of the 10 governments responsible for sustainably managing the pacific tuna.An analysis by Japan's National Research Institute of far Seas Fisheries concluded that the size of the pacific bluefin tuna stock will continue to decline through 2018 even with full implementation of existing conservation measures.According to a recent study only 40.000 adult p.bluefin tuna remain,because of the continued inaction of the10 governments responsible for the managment of the species.The Japanese are consuming about the80% of the global bluefin tuna catch.They eat 600.000tonnes of tuna a year ,a third of the total fished worldwide and about three quarters of the total bluefin fished worldwide.It is dissapointing that the japanese government does nothing to protect this valuable species by banning its trade until the population recovers .The Blue Ocean Institute's (The Safina Center)guide recommends that bluefin tuna should not be fished at all.Sushi restaurants should remove bluefin tuna from their menus as the Mosh Mosh chain in UK did. https://www.google.gr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiJ75zSmpjKAhWMDywKHY2XDe0QFggiMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iucnredlist.org%2Fdetails%2F170341%2F0&usg=AFQjCNGq2420R5kDX-R_k666x3N1pZjPqA&sig2=NF60pv1M7Une57GsSD-65g https://www.google.gr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjaxqaYoZjKAhWJhiwKHaX2BOgQFghYMAY&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.iattc.org%2FMeetings%2FMeetings2014%2FJuly%2FPDFs%2FPew-PBFT-Blueprint.pdf&usg=AFQjCNG9MpHKuFmXmX2OKEVw258lEB3Vfw&sig2=grlCjjYUpVQ_JY9cscOohQ https://www.google.gr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q&esrc=s&source=web&cd=9&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjaxqaYoZjKAhWJhiwKHaX2BOgQFghnMAg&url=https%3A%2F%2Fswfsc.noaa.gov%2FFRD-Pacificbluefintuna%2F&usg=AFQjCNG8jexpop-H3iEr9Bi5W2avjbOXBA&sig2=dXkhvXIrrE8TfYxN5e4JFA http://www.tunaresearch.org/ https://www.google.gr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q&esrc=s&source=web&cd=17&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiE5MHoqpjKAhVBoywKHR5NAe44ChAWCDkwBg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pewtrusts.org%2Fen%2Fresearch-and-analysis%2Fanalysis%2F2015%2F08%2F27%2Furgent-action-needed-to-protect-pacific-bluefin-tuna&usg=AFQjCNFvG3mAcLqIK2wZAqlCRZ_1mjNnpw&sig2=9t3AOtXc_6FDvYEWNNe7tg https://www.google.gr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q&esrc=s&source=web&cd=18&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiE5MHoqpjKAhVBoywKHR5NAe44ChAWCEEwBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pewtrusts.org%2Fen%2Fresearch-and-analysis%2Fanalysis%2F2015%2F09%2F09%2Fno-action-taken-to-save-pacific-bluefin&usg=AFQjCNHoLethGqCsV_snGarJq921p3pyVw&sig2=_OJyqPza6PB-0IyrriS34A https://www.google.gr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q&esrc=s&source=web&cd=21&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiE5MHoqpjKAhVBoywKHR5NAe44ChAWCFgwCg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fphys.org%2Fnews%2F2015-09-pacific-bluefin-tuna-group-fish.html&usg=AFQjCNEGOqV6htOaA6i1AZuol0ZJubXLoQ&sig2=MrmU0a_JMfPFas1YRkYySw http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/05/threatened-bluefin-tuna-nets-high-price-tokyo-fish-market Stop driving the pacific bluefin tuna to its extinction !!!! Urgent action is needed!!! Establish and implement science-based catch limits and a minimum size limit to protect the juvenille fish or ban the international bluefin trade now !!!
Petition to Walmart
Fight Walmart Fish Cruelty: Ban Live Fish Sales at All Walmart Stores
Over the last several years, Fight Walmart Fish Cruelty (see https://www.facebook.com/fightwalmartfishcruelty) has been raising awareness about the appalling conditions of live fish sold throughout the country and internationally at Walmart stores. These live fish are being "managed" by low-paid workers with virtually no experience in the care and treatment of fish (or other animals). Bettas are "shelved" like other products, with no ongoing care. Many (perhaps most) are doomed to a slow death as their water evaporates (and stagnates), their food isn't replenished, or suffocate when they are stacked on shelves with their lid air hole lids are blocked. Fish in the aquariums at Walmarts are in tanks that are inadequately serviced or filtered, combined other breeds of fish that are incompatible, or in water conditions that are not appropriate for survival. Workers responsible for the "fish department" have no training in their care (and are often simply the same people who manage nearby departments). We have spoken to dozens of these workers who are forced to take care of aquariums with no experience or training. We've seen workers changing aquariums with without treating the water to remove chlorine, tropical fish trying to survive in unheated tanks, long unfed fish living on the carcasses of dead ones. And, customers trying to save bettas literally laying on their sides because the water levels were so low by adding their own bottled drinking water. In nearly all Walmarts that sell fish, you will find dead and dying bettas and aquarium fish. Not only would any customer with any experience with fish not purchase fish from Walmart, it is clear that Walmart is using live fish as "impulse" purchases with an expiration date defined by death. It is cruel and inhumane, and completely unnecessary for Walmart's profit margin, to sell live fish. Walmart needs to either commit to providing adequately trained fish care employees specifically for their fish sales or simply end the sale of live fish entirely. Before you sign this petition, we encourage you to visit your local Walmart and, if they sell live fish, take a good look at the conditions in that department. You will see why this is an important cause. END THE SALE OF LIVE FISH AT WALMART WORLDWIDE.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Charles "Chuck" E. Schumer, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Animal Planet, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Ellen Jaffee, Andrew M. Cuomo, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, U.S. Department of State, New York State House, Greenpeace USA, Democratic National Committee, Barack Obama, David Carlucci, Bill Fox, World Wildlife Fund, International Animal Rescue, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Blue Marine Foundation
Create more marine protected areas to reduce effect of overfishing on oceanic ecosystems
Overfishing occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction and it is a serious issue that is often ignored. It is a problem within the United States but even worse outside of it. Some stocks of large fish have decreased by about 90% in the past 60 years. Overfishing leads to so many deaths of fish (especially large fish) that the oceanic ecosystems are being negatively impacted. By protecting more areas in the ocean and creating more "no fishing" areas across oceans, the effect of overfishing would be reduced and fish populations may begin replenishing themselves. More than 85 percent of the world's fisheries have been pushed to or beyond their biological limits and are in need of strict management plans to restore them. The creation of more "no fishing" zones would only be a step towards stopping overfishing and its harms. Overfishing is an issue that affects everyone, not only fish; it is in everybody's best interest to keep the fish populations healthy.
Petition to Enrique Peña Nieto
Save Río Usumacinta from dams
ENGLISH: Río Usumacinta is the "Sacred Monkey River" of the Maya but has several dams planned for it that would flood historic Mayan archaeological sites, have devastating impacts for riparian wildlife, force residents to relocate, and destroy one of the finest rafting rivers in all Latin America. The river's Mayan name actually translates to "Sacred Monkey River", appropriate due to the high density of the revered howler monkeys in the river corridor. This river passes through beautiful jungle rainforest and was home to two major classical Mayan archeological cities: Yaxchilán and Piedras Negras that continue to be popular tourist destinations. Río Usumacinta is the most voluminous river in all of Mexico and Central America and passes through the "Gran Cañon de San José", one of the most impressive canyons in the world. Raft trips down the river allow tourists to visit the Mayan sites, camp on large beaches, see jungle wildlife and enjoy the calls of howler monkeys. Mexico's energy department (CFE) continues to advance plans to put a dam on this river, and has been actively pursuing the final dam to be built at Boca del Cerro. However, This river deserves to be protected, not dammed for more energy that can be generated by other means. HELP US STOP THE PLANNED USUMACINTA DAMS! MAKE A COMMENT HERE THAT ALL CAN SEE! More info: see SaveRioUsumacinta, Slideshow, and RaftTripInfo ESPAÑOL: El gobierno mexicano tiene planes para construir 5 represas en el Río Usumacinta, el Río del Mono Sagrado de los Mayas. Las represas se llaman "Tenosique", "La Línea", "El Porvenir", "Isla el Cayo" y "Yaxchilán". Para construirlas se inundarán sitios arqueológicos mayas; además, sus impactos pueden resultar en impactos devastadores a las selvas, su flora y fauna y en el desalojo de muchos residentes a lo largo del río. El río Usumacinta es el más caudaloso de México y Centroamerica y el principal acceso a los sitios arqueológicos de Yaxchilán y Piedras Negras. En recorrido de balsa, se puede ver todo el río - sus selvas maduras, fauna, playas maravillosas, y el Gran Cañon de San José con sus rápidos. Las presas cambiarán esta oportunidad para siempre. AYÚDANOS A MANTENER EL USUMACINTA LIBRE PARA LAS FUTURAS GENERACIONES!
Petition to Animal Abusers
Stop animal abuse
Teenagers these days abuse of animals that they can buy for a dollar as a joke. Animal abuse is not a joke and it should end. In this picture, this fish named Alfred was being forced to drink alcohol, eat glue, cigarettes, and other drugs. He was also taken out of his little fish bowl just to get thrown on a wall after being sexually abused. Please feel free to share this and spread the message with your friends and family.
Petition to Walmart
Stop Selling Fish At Walmart
More than often us hobbyists go to Walmart and see terrible conditions of the fish being sold there. Whether its the bettas in cups that don't get daily water changes, or the fish being sold with wrong information, or fish being housed with fish they shouldn't; We the hobbyists do not want to see these fish being stored inhumanely. There needs to be a change.
Petition to PetSmart
Tell PetSmart to Stop the Unethical Treatment of Fish
Almost everyone is familiar with PetSmart - the happy place that gives pets to the whole world and sells all kinds of pet food and loves puppies! Right? Unfortunately, the truth is a lot worse, for us and especially for the animals involved. No animal lives a happy life in the pet trade business, but let's focus for now on the one group that suffers the most - the fish. How many times have I heard, "Fish are so stupid. They die instantly!" in my life? The reason most people find themselves spending twenty dollars on an animal that dies within the week is not because fish are weak, or dumb - it's because they're being cared for improperly. PetSmart doesn't take perfect care of their fish in the stores, that much is clear from looking at the two or three dead fish in each tank. But at least they have filters and clean glass and proper food. If they didn't, their fish stock would be dead in two days, just like their customer's fish. But PetSmart employees have no reluctance handing over a bag of five goldfish to people who will put the fish in a tiny fish bowl and watch the fish die two days later. PetSmart wants to sell fish. That is their top priority - making money. What should be their top priority is the welfare of their animals, but PetSmart will willingly sell a fish to someone they know will mistreat it, as long as they get paid. PetSmart is afraid that if they tell people what hard work fish keeping really is, they'll lose customers. So they allow customers to buy fish thinking they can stick them in any small bowl as long as it has water in it. This petition is asking PetSmart to educate their fish customers on the real needs of fish, from life span to the nitrogen cycle. Fish are living creatures who deserve proper care. Their lives are in the hands of PetSmart, so we ask PetSmart to do the minimum effort and inform the public of the basic needs of fish, including water quality, tank size, ammonia levels, cleaning schedules, and compatibility with other fish. We, as humans who decided to conquer all other living things and take them into our responsibility, are the voice for the voiceless. We stand up against unethical treatment of animals. Boycott PetSmart and help give fish the long, healthy lives they deserve.