Blue Millennium

Dan Dawson Sr. By Dan Dawson Sr., 11th Dec 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This piece is about how I would look at old yellowed pictures as I was growing up that were posted at bait shops, fishing piers, charter docks, etc. They were truly awe inspiring! The fish numbers, variety and sizes were incredible!
As years passed, the whole fishery was collapsing mostly from large scale commercial over fishing. The main culprits were: traps, long lines and gill nets.
Here in Florida people woke up and things have REALLY changed for the better!
Enjoy!
Only the best,
Dan

Blue Millennium





The age worn yellowed pictures, showed wholesale offshore fish.

The size, numbers and variety, was more than a fisherman could wish.

For years I didn't bother, it just wasn't worth it to try.

Finally, people did something, instead of just wonder why.

It started with the fish traps, then they got rid of gill nets too.

And finally moved out the long lines, which really changed the blue.

Now by night I might hook a Broadbill, and by day Dolphin and Tuna shine.

And now, as each year passes by, more Marlin end up on my line.

This Millennium starts a new chance in time, but all of the works not through.

So diligently protect our fish in the sea, and remember “It all starts with you!”


By Dan Dawson Sr.
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Dear Readers,
Please, wherever you may be in the world, step up and make your voice heard!!! We did all these things before the internet! Now....you are more empowered than ever!!!
You have legions just waiting for your call to arms!!!
Fight the good fight! Always battle for whats right!
YOU do make a difference, matter, can help and have the power!!!
Enjoy!
Only the best,
Dan

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author avatar Dan Dawson Sr.
Dan Dawson Sr is a Native South Floridian and a very diverse writer. He has a love for poetry, outdoor, spiritual, health, design and fiction.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
12th Dec 2013 (#)

Nice poem and inspiration too!

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author avatar Dan Dawson Sr.
12th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you sooo much!
Please try to realize that YOU are so important no matter where you are!
YOU CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE!!!
The internet is so cool!
No matter what idea you have in your head & heart...you can find 10,000 people and more, who think and believe the same.
Please KNOW this!
And...make sure others do too!
No matter what your concern or cause...Go for it!
YOU can help make the world a better place and help protect some of it's wonders.
YOU do make a difference!
Again, Thanks!
Only the best,
Dan
PS: Share this!

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author avatar Dan Dawson Sr.
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Hey Guys,
Thank you for reading, sharing and following!
I am really just getting started at this, so you all are very important to me and my family.
Our life has really been changed since our accident. Thank you again!
I have a compilation of fishing related pieces in an eBook on amazon called “Fast Casts” for $2.99
It is also set uo as a “Share” file.
It was our first. I will be rereleasing a newer version as soon as I can with more pieces, on more sites and better format & editing.
I’d also love to work with artists and maybe even photographers to enhance things.
If you get it, please give a review and share.
It is a huge help to us!
And…It will help me write more!
I eventually want to provide audio files.
Thanks again!!!
Only the best,
Dan

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