Re: LJ 8-2-03

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Posted by Bruce again on 17:03:36 08/04/03

In Reply to: Re: LJ 8-2-03 posted by Bruce Wright

: : I hope this get posted on all of the yak msg boards. We should all e mail the landing and warn them if any epuipment is lost or if someone gets hurt, there will be law suits. Did anyone contact the Coast Guard? If not, I think they should. I just sent an e-mail to Islandia. I wrote:The kayak message boards are full of allegations that the Dolphin makes a practice of coming far too close to kayakers who are peacefully fishing. You must do something to stop this practice. If it continues someone will be hurt and your liability will be clear. Thank you for your attention to this matter.Bruce E. WrightProfessor of Political ScienceCalifornia State University FullertonI should have sent a copy to the Coast Guard. A lot of e-mails might have some effect. Everyone involved should understand the potential for real trouble from these incidents. Let's let them at least hear a lot of noise.
Following my own advice I also e-mailed the Coast Guard as follows:
I am an avid reader of several kayak fishing bulletin boards. It is concerns me very much to see numerous statements about how one sport fishing boat, the Dolphin, has harassed kayak fishermen, endangering them with large wakes, etc. I have no personal knowledge of these events but surely your office might make some enquiries. I read the most recent allegations at:

Thank you for your attention.
Bruce E. Wright
Emeritus Professor of Political Science
California State University, Fullerton

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