Originally posted on the California Majority Report
Shame on Shimano, a group of concerned ocean advocates, is hosting a booth at the California and the World Oceans Conference this week in San Francisco.
Former Democratic Assemblymember Lloyd Levine is helping target the campaign against the Japanese-based Shimano Corporation, which is best known as a leading manufacturer of bicycling components but also has another major division that produces fishing gear (mainly rods and reels) and has been attacking California’s Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA).
“Shimano promotes itself as an environmental steward, but when you follow the money you see that they’ve contributed to a million-dollar effort to stop the implementation of the MLPA here in California and continue to undermine efforts in other states and at the national level,” stated Levine. Read more »