On March 14, the government proposed a rule that would reduce the quota for commercial harpoon and rod-and-reel fishermen, as well as recreational fishermen, to account for the wasted catch of bluefin tuna from the surface longline fleet. This not only unfairly penalizes fishermen who use sustainable methods; it institutionalizes the wasteful practices of less selective fishing methods. Instead, the government should protect areas which have high concentrations of bluefin tuna from longlining, such as the Gulf of Mexico. By doing so, bluefin tuna and traditional commercial and recreational fishermen can be protected. The government needs to hear from you if this proposal is to be amended. By submitting your letter below, you are helping to protect a traditional way of life, and helping to ensure that selective fishing methods are preferred.