**For Immediate Release**
May 21, 2014
Contact Clean Ocean Action at (732) 872-0111:
Jennifer Cubias, Press Inquiries
To Stop Rutgers Ocean Blasting Study
Citizens Launch Campaign over Memorial Day Weekend!
Fishing, Boating, and Environmental Groups unite to
Save Marine Life and Jersey Shore Economies;
Banner Planes to Fly
WHAT: The clock is ticking-Citizens will launch a public awareness campaign to stop the study lead by Rutgers University that will blast the ocean floor with devastatingly harmful sounds to track historical changes in sea level rise, set to begin June 3, 2014. An update and status of the issues will be discussed; banner planes will fly overhead which will be flown along the Shore over the holiday weekend; petition drive and letters to key decision makers will also be released.
WHO: Clean Ocean Action, commercial fishermen, recreational fishermen, commercial boaters and concerned citizens. Elected officials have been invited.
WHEN: Friday, May 23, 2014, 11:00am
The Fisherman’s Dock Cooperative
57 Channel Drive
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
WHY: As the Memorial Weekend kicks off the summer tourist season, it is imperative citizens and tourists know the pending impacts this study could have on their time at the Shore. The Jersey Shore economies are at stake as the technologies used in this study will impact all marine life in the area, with effects ranging from harassment to death, including mammal strandings on beaches.
PHOTO OP: Commercial fishing docks with boats, Charter boats nearby, banner plane with campaign slogan/call-to-action, retail fish market.
Special thanks to Richard Charter