The Gulf of Mexico once contained a bounty of seafood, sea turtles and other wildlife. In fact, the Gulf used to be one of the most productive marine ecosystems on our planet. But not anymore.
Many of Texas' most important fisheries now have less than 30 percent of the fish they once held. Like the canary in the mine shaft, Texas' fisheries should serve as a warning to our government about the dangers of overfishing.
Don't let the Bush administration ignore this warning. We have until Sept. 18 to make our voice heard. Send your comment online today from this page.
Over the next month, the administration will finalize its fishery rules. Not surprisingly, big industrial fishing interests will oppose good rules. We've got to counteract them with thousands of voices.