Interesting read

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  1. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    From yesterda's Parade Magazine
    Beware Which Fish You Eat


    We’re decimating the world’s fish supply, warns Bruce Knecht, a sailor and author of Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish. “The populations of our most popular fish are less than 10% of what they were 50 years ago.” The big reason is industrial fishing—what Knecht calls “the stripmining of fish,” a lot of it illegal. Large species, from swordfish to Chilean sea bass (real name: Patagonian toothfish), are caught with lines that run for 12 miles and carry up to 15,000 hooks. In a single day, 30 tons can be caught, fired down a shoot, sawed up and thrown into a freezer. One boat can catch $3.5 million worth in three months. Much of our fish now comes from the Southern Hemisphere, and supplies there are running out too. “ In less than three years, virtually the entire population of toothfish in Chile, Argentina and the islands off Africa was wiped out,” Knecht notes. Instead of allowing marine populations to rebound, the industry is racing to catch the last fish.
     
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I would have to agree, that is an interesting read. I know surf fishing has gotten tougher through the years and I had pointed the finger at pollution and illegal commercal fishing. Good post
     

  3. field989

    field989 New Member

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    gesh...

    thanks for posting


    do we really eat/need that much fish to be cought....


    i do know that they are trying to make little fish farms somewhere and grow cod i think
    hope they get it all worked out cause i have no doubt if they dont do somethin about this ALL/MOST of the fish in the sea will be GONE



    Jeff
     
  4. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    Imho, that is just one symptom of the disease, "Greed"! There are other symptoms too, like air, water and earth polution. It's in our face! Pay now, pay later, but the cost of greed will be paid!
     
  5. field989

    field989 New Member

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    yep u hit the nail on the head




    Jeff
     
  6. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Great Post Thank you for sharing!-----------:smile2:
     
  7. tatersalad

    tatersalad New Member

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    I read the book 'Cod' about the exact thing happening to cod. If you are interested let me know, I'll get the Exact title, author, ISBN #.
     
  8. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    they'd never get away with a trotline like that in oklahoma:crazy: