|Re: Re: One killer removed from the water, another escapes|
Posted by Dave on December 30, 2007 at 22:23:19:|
In Reply to: Re: One killer removed from the water, another escapes posted by Anastasia L on December 30, 2007 at 17:54:46:
As to making tags on nets, as long as the fiscal impact is negligible. it's a slippery slope.
If fines are involved, maybe the fins should go to the people that place tags on the nets, that way tagging is subsidized by lawbreakers who get caught, not legitimate netters.
Another idea would be to put the word out that crews that hang nets on recreational depth reefs won't be fined and or will pay a peanuts removal fee that goes to a group of volunteer divers trained to remove them. it is sort of like a derivative of women who just give birth can drop a babu off at designated spots and not be charged with abandonment.
If you remove the incentive for crews and captains to not report hung nets, then hung nets will get reported and removed.
Just some thoughts.
Wish I would have been there, we would have made an HD video production out of it for evidence and to post it on the over 50 different video file sharing sites we use to raise awareness.
Great job to all involved for volunteering your resources to protect the environment.
Dave The Publisher-
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