Here we go again. How many times or in how many languages do we need to say no?
I, along with people from Hana, our boating public, as well as shoreline users, testified against bringing more monk seals here from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
The testimony given at public meetings at the Kihei Community Center made it very clear that we don't want the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or any other agency, to be adding more monk seals in our main Hawaiian Islands.
Too many mistakes have been made that are irreversible.
The introduction of several fish to our reefs - roi, taape and several other species - have destroyed the habitat of our local fish. You wonder why our reefs have less fish? Read about how much one roi consumes in a year. This fish is also toxic - you can't eat it.
The axis deer introduced here in the 1950s are now causing so much damage to the farmers, ranches and golf courses, estimated in the millions of dollars.
We must not continue to introduce things that cannot be controlled. It has happened several times now and we're stuck with the problems.
On Nov. 15 at Lahainaluna High School from 6 to 8 p.m., show up and testify against bringing more monk seals here.
NOAA, do your rehabilitation plan where the seals are. Don't bring them here so we end up with more people getting attacked by sharks.
David Ventura Jr.