Australians to decide future of Australian waters – not oil companies

FOR an organisation that claimed a naval battle 70 years ago was proof of the need to lock Australian fishers out of our own oceans, the United States-based and oil company-funded Pew Environment Group was quick to accuse local recreational angling groups of running a misleading campaign.

Just days after an unseemly Pew video surfaced linking the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942 to their campaign for marine parks, even using the words of Australian war veterans as “evidence” for their stance, the rich environmental group sent an email out to its supporters accusing recreational angling groups of “misleading” behaviour.

The email was in response to the Keep Australia Fishing campaign, which can be found at www.keepaustraliafishing.com.au and offers recreational anglers the opportunity to send an email to Environment Minister Tony Burke, who recently announced the new network of marine parks in Commonwealth waters.

Already, many thousands of anglers have taken the couple of minutes required to have their say, but this has upset Pew, which was happy to coordinate a similar campaign in the previous round of public submissions, and indeed extensively targeted submissions from foreign supporters with web pages around the globe.

You can read more at:  http://www.internationalwhaleprotection.org/forum/index.php?/topic/1126-pew-caught-with-pants-down-around-their-ankles/