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post #24 of Old 10-21-2013
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Re: The Ocean is broken? really?

[QUOTE=Alive3and3Well;1108477]As those who sail or support sailing, the bottom line is, we have to do our part to keep the oceans clean and vibrant and alive. We must also support those working to do the same. Whining about the state of the oceans or sticking your head in the sand really does nothing. Humpback whales are again in all seven seas, and making a comeback.(60 Minutes). Efforts are being made everywhere to protect fisheries including reestablishing oyster reefs which help protect the estuarial waters where most fish begin life. Yes, there is still an immense amount of work to be done, so, let's get motivated and do our part to save those seas and waterways we all love and cherish.[/QUOTE

100% Correct - I agree. The only way to do anything is to act as individuals and teach other individuals to act in similar ways. Simple things like taking a garbage bag with you in the dingy and cleaning up a little along the way. Picking up after the inconsiderate people next to you on the beach who left it there. Leave a note on the guys boat that never goes anywhere and never has the holding tank pumped - yes, we know who you guys are... That kind of stuff people see and they start to do their part as well.

Using more natural fertilizers and pesticides and educating friends and family.
Allow more drilling offshore BUT, you drill one, clean up 3 more that were left behind you. Yes, nothing worse than abandoned platforms, especially unlit.

Using Regulations and taxes the way they are supposed to be used for.
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