Please be informed with regard to cane burning: The ash and soot of each and every burn falls back to the ground and in the ocean. We have all witnessed ash on our cars, sidewalks and driveways during and after a cane burn.
What we see on land will and is happening in our ocean. I have witnessed and now have photographic proof of the ash and soot accumulating on the sand under water. Coral spawns by the full moon. As it drifts to the surface, it mixes with the remains of a cane burn. Soot and ash settles on the surface of the ocean, sinks through the water and accumulates on the coral and the sand below. How long can this go on?
Can we afford to continue issuing cane burning permits only to find out next month or next year that it's too late for us or our children to restore our ocean treasures.