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by chromedoggy » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:21 pm
Default Urgent- FISHPOND gear owners and potential owners
Boycott all FISHPOND products immediately.
Mine will be on ebay soon....(and it's a lot)
Sorry to all my friends who support and built the brand, but this is unacceptable on all levels.
by Backlash » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:08 am
Hey chromedoggy -
I get a "page not found" response when I go to that link - was it removed, or am I doing something wrong?
by Steelhead Junky » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:10 am
by sandpiper » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:20 am
Thank you for your email concerning fishpond’s Troubled Waters Campaign,
which is currently focused on trying to help save sharks around the world. As
a critical ocean species, they are in great peril. Over 70 million sharks
are harvested annually around the world, most of them commercially for their
only their fins to satiate the worlds demand for shark fin soup.
As a fishing products company, we are focused on the sustainability of all
of our water resources. Our alignment with this campaign is with many
organizations, including marine laboratories, leading scientists, and yes,
the Humane Society of the United States, who has clearly recognized that
their stand on this issue needs to take into account the interests of
sportsman and anglers to effectively see our interests succeed. In fact, the
HSUS sponsored, along with fishpond and the Guy Harvey Foundation, a catch
and release shark tournament outside of Sarasota Florida last year. Along
with the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, sharks were tagged and released
in a first ever-live video feed tournament to be broadcast to several sport
The HSUS is not against fishing, but like you and I, concerned that we need
to protect our resources so that we have sustainable populations of all
species for our children and future generations.
As the co-founder of fishpond and the designer of our products, I am
passionate about our outdoors. I am a hunter and fisherman, and most likely
share with you the same values you have on the inside. We would not be
working with the HSUS if they were anti-fishing, nor would they want to work
with us knowing our business depends on people catching fish.
The HSUS is not trying to take fishing rights from us, but rather is
promoting catch and release fishing, as they did with us as co-sponsors of
this very large fishing tournament last year in Sarasota.
As a company, we depend on fish and the healthy ecosystems in which they
exist. We are simply trying to create a more healthy balance with our
fragile planet, and we need people like you to join us to embrace the ideals
of just wanting to make a difference.
As fishermen and hunters, we can make a difference, but we can’t do it
alone. We need people like you who share our passion of fishing and to work
with us to make a change in the practices we see and feel happening to our
shared special places where we fish. Thank you for email.
Johnny Le Coq
by toga » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:15 pm
by Mud Puppy » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:58 pm
why are we suppose to boycott?
by SCB 57 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:06 pm
Looks like Fish Pond linked up with the Humane Society - notorious supporters of anti-hunting and fishing.
Bad move / bad PR on Fish Ponds part.
by Steelhead Junky » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:19 pm
I think it is great what they are doing and there equipment
stands out in front of all manufactures.
by casekeibs » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:58 pm
What name are you selling under on eBay? I could use some more high quality fishing gear from a socially conscious outfit like Fishpond.
by Panther » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:50 am
Love their stuff, real good.
Hey, good management is good stuff.
by Sickness » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:27 pm
What's the problem? Seems normal to protect a fishery.
by sandpiper » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:56 am
I originally was all for this, but I strongly urge you guys to do some research on the HSUS, specifically their views on hunting...
This is not an organization who likes sportsman, period...
by chromedoggy » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:49 pm
Many confuse the local Humane Society with HSUS which is not affiliated.
Wayne Pacelle, Founder and CEO of HSUS has stated many times since 1991 that they would shut down all hunting and sportfishing immediately if they could.
Fishpond produces excellent functional products
It's not the issue, it's the affiliation
by kweetech » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:03 pm
but they can't, and won't.
Anyways..kudos to Fishpond for working to help the resource.
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