Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bad News for Red Knots

In case you haven't heard, the NJ Marine Fisheries Council voted to not extend the moratorium on horseshoe crab harvesting. The full story is here courtesy of the Philly Inquirer.

2 comments:

crazyforcinema said...

Oh, that's so unfortunate. After watching the PBS special Sunday night, I can see that this is a very big blow. I wonder if anyone on that board saw that show. Perhaps if the moratorium were left in plance and 10 years down the road when people are complaining about the stinking horshoe crabs on the beach, the harvesting could begin again. I wish there were some way us "civilians" could help but I know it would be pretty impossible to set up crab egg feeders...

Beth in NYC

Anonymous said...

This is so very wrong. What can we do about this. The horseshoe crab population according to the PBS presentation are way down as well, these fishermen aren't even willing to protect their own source of income, at least they don't seem to care in the long run. Their kids will not have the same options that they have because I am sure the horseshoe crab will continue to decline. We have an opportunity here and no one is taking it. We are selling our souls for the short haul.