Come out to our monthly Ocean Night Film Screening at Arcata Theatre Lounge! This Thursday, Sept. 2, we feature September Sessions, A Sheltered Sea – The Journey of The Marine Life Protection Act and The Seagull’s Dream, an Arcata Elementary School documentary about the Pacific Garbage Patch.
Surfers, the largest user contact group of the marine environment in Australia, have been continuously disregarded by government policy makers. Considered to be at the frontline of the coasts, more so than recreational fishers and divers, the opinions of millions of surfers across thousands of beaches in Australia, were being undervalued – and in WA Marine Park policy in particular, concerns go largely ignored.
“It’s a great shame and a slight to the very culture which has come to symbolize so much of our national identity”, said one of Australia’s leading coastal advocates.
Brad Farmer, founder of the Surfrider Foundation, Ocean Care Day and National Surfing Reserves made the comments in Perth today.
“Just this week, we see the Mr Abbott weakening Marine Parks, while in WA, surfers are simply not consulted by DEC when it comes to coasts and marine issues. More Details
Here is the history of the bill, hopefully we will see some information as it becomes available.
It’s never too early to start getting support! Don’t forget online petitions, too, to email out to family and friends in other parts of Cali….their votes may be even important than ours up here in Humboldt.
(Thanks to Bean, Humboldt Surfrider RAP coordinator, for the hard work and keeping up on all things plastic!)
Thanks to everyone who made our August Rise Above Plastics-themed Ocean Night a great success! What a fabulous evening. “Bag It” packed the theater and we got a lot of postcards signed in support of AB 1998. Pictures to be posted soon.
In the meantime, here are some pictures that make me feel so grateful about living on the North Coast!