Video: Take a 90-Second Dive on Cashes Ledge

Aug 27, 2014 by  | Bio |  2 Comment »

Cashes Ledge is a spectacular underwater mountain range unlike anyplace you’ll find on land or sea – it’s one of the most dynamic hotspots of biodiversity in New England and the entire North Atlantic. Now it’s in danger. Cashes Ledge has been protected from the most harmful fishing practices for more than 10 years. But this amazing preserve for fish and ocean wildlife may be just a few months away from having its protected status revoked.

We’re not going to let that happen – and you can help by doing just three things:

1. Watch our video. Since we can’t take you to Cashes Ledge, we enlisted National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry, Brown University Biologist Jon Witman, and local fishermen to help bring Cashes to you.

2. If you haven’t already, please sign our petition to NOAA today, asking them to protect Cashes Ledge.

3. Share this video far and wide with your friends, colleagues, and networks. – and ask them to sign our petition and support our work. Because we need many more passionate people like you to take action, today, to protect this remarkable marine refuge.

It’s going to take all of us raising our voices loudly and clearly to protect Cashes Ledge. Thank you for your commitment and for being part of the CLF community.


2 Responses to “Video: Take a 90-Second Dive on Cashes Ledge”

  1. Hope Wigglesworth

    Just signed the petition to NOAA. Excellent presentation, Cilla.

  2. James M Greene

    Being a scuba Diver for almost 42 years and member of the New England Aquarium Dive Club for 35 years I’ve dived most New England waters and fished all the local waters. I’ve first hand knowledge of the destructive effects of draggers and trawlers to the ocean environment and inhabitants. I have long believed banning such methods would go a long way to restoring our fisheries. I also believe that our courages fishermen need protection much like we extend towards our farmers! Maybe we should pay them not to fish and to use pursein nets in fishing to reduce by-catch morbidity. IF not now when do we have a serious discussions before we lose our beloved fisheries like every other fishing nation has!