In the 1960s, most swordfish caught in the North
Atlantic weighed more than 250 pounds.
Due primarily to overfishing, the
average-sized swordfish caught in the North
Atlantic today weighs 90 pounds.
These are babies -- literally. Nearly two-thirds
of the swordfish caught today are too young to
breed. Not only that, in 1996 US fishermen
discarded 40,000 North Atlantic swordfish
principally because they were too small to
legally bring to market.
Although fresh North Atlantic swordfish are a
popular food item in restaurants, at markets and on
grills -- they need a break. Populations
need to be replenished. The fish need a chance to
recover from a decade of overfishing.
SWORDFISH will be back if we do our part
Write the President and ask him to adopt strong
conservation measures that will ensure the prompt
recovery of swordfish.
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
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