In 2012 we worked hard to protect Atlantic menhaden and we won. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to implement a coast-wide catch limit on this important forage fish, which has been under pressure from the "fish reduction industry" that manufactures paints, lubricants, cosmetics and health supplements. Unfortunately, this commercial species is also an important food source for whales an
The Senate Natural Resources and Environmental Control Committee hearing on April 20 brought out the youth voice for wildife protection and the sound management of ecological systems. Numerous Delaware kids spoke out to oppose HB 25, which would list the Gray Fox as a game animal, direct DNREC to establish hunting regulations, and allow for the sale of hides in De
We submitted the following testimony into the public record at the Senate Natural Resources and Environmental Control Committee for HB 25 Gray Fox on April 20, 2015.
The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club opposes HB 25, the listing of the Gray Fox as a game animal in Delaware, the initiation of hunting regulations for the Gray Fox, and the sale and trade of Gray Fox hides in Delaware.
This bill places native wildlife needlessly at risk.
- Provides chapter with a long-range vision of what the Club's conservation strategy and priorities should be over the next two to five years.
- Identifies conservation issues needing attention and worthy of chapter consideration.
- Develops conservation priorities.
- Designs plans and strategies for current conservation campaigns.
Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in Room 9 of the Community Services Building, Wilmington.