Endangered monk seal found dead off W...

Endangered monk seal found dead off Waimanalo

There are 1 comment on the The Honolulu Advertiser story from Apr 14, 2010, titled Endangered monk seal found dead off Waimanalo. In it, The Honolulu Advertiser reports that:

A 9-month-old Hawaiian monk seal was found drowned in a gill net Tuesday offshore from Waimanalo.

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Waianae, HI

#1 Apr 20, 2010
While the talk of gill net bans seem to ignite talks of retaliation towards endangered species, the talks should be of protecting the fisheries. Gill nets only destroy what is left and I would think as protectors of the land and waters you would be extremely upset that yet another critically endangered Hawaiian has been killed because of someone's lack of consideration towards fishing regulations that are there to protect what is left. Protect your fishing waters and the animals that swim in them. Report gill nets, especially in non-regulated conditions. Watch for animals in trouble if someone has left one unattended. The monk seal could have been saved if someone had been watching their net as they are suppose to. Wouldn't it make a better story that a responsible caring fishermen actually saved a monk seal, Hawaii's most endangered endemic species, rather than contributing to the death of one of our own?

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