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    I saw a program on TV last night about how the Chinese are killing sharks at a rapid rate just for their fins for soup in their fancy restaurants. They pull the shark from the water, cut the fins off and toss the body back into the ocean where the shark drowns.

    This is as bad as killing an elephant just for the tusk.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapc...ing/index.html
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    yes.. I have seen a show like that.. It is sick and disgusting and people should never buy it. I think that is illegal to do here in the states and i think the whole north america

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    The rich buy it as a symbol of status. A bowl of it cost about $100 and is so tasteless they have to add chicken stock to it to give it some flavor.

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    psh.. Humankind in general is sick.. :(

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    Eww! I think that is cruel and heartless... I always try too be respective of other people's cultures, but that is just barbaric and such a waste... :'''(

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    They also capture live seahorses to dry, grind up, and use in traditional medications. When most of the world signed off to prohibit capture of wild seahorses, since most species are moderately to severely endangered. Needless to say, some Asian countries refused to sign, and still take them, dry them, and grind them up.

    I respect all cultures, but deliberately causing the eventual extinction of species is the height of foolishness.

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    This has been a minor problem for a very long time, its an excellent way for small villages to make money off the citys but not have to move to them or work there. Its not a very respectable practice, and 95% of the sharks and thrown back in the manner described in the article, but they can only eat so much meat and usually have no way of curing it, or storage.

    These chinamen, however, know better, and have the means to go about this in another way, they are just lazy. The villagers are trying to protect their existence and simplicity of life, not a status symbol.

    I find the way in which the sharks are discarded to be the most disturbing, but the complete lack of fishing enforcement is a close second, i get out on the bay for 15 minutes and DNR is up my ass.

    You cant even sit on a pier anymore without them pulling up and checking your license, etc. Its not a bad thing, but maybe we could donate a few officers, we have enough for sure.

    It is somewhat frustraing when they are writing me a ticket for taking over 2 dozen, when the guy trolling lines isnt even checking the sizes.. meanwhile these guys are fishing in a STATE PARK and no one is around to even maintain a presence, much less write tickets.

    I feel like the little guy often gets the tail end of fishing laws, while the commercial fisherman get way more leeway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave66
    They also capture live seahorses to dry, grind up, and use in traditional medications. When most of the world signed off to prohibit capture of wild seahorses, since most species are moderately to severely endangered. Needless to say, some Asian countries refused to sign, and still take them, dry them, and grind them up.

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    Dave....

    They had those seahorses on sticks they were selling during the Olympics.

    Turkey........the netters are up to a lot of restrictions, as well. Takes a lot of money to maintain those big shrimp boats, nets and men to work for you and they were making sure they were scrapping the bottom clean of shrimp. Hurricanes messed with their shrimping as well as Red Tide so they made sure they got all they could get when they could shrimp. Many went to crab trapping but again they had restrictions, how many traps they could have and where. Not like you see on TV were thousands are dragged in by nets.

    There will always be a group of people who push it to the limit not carrying about the generations after us. Those who have destroyed coral reefs, whale hunters, killing wild cats for their fur, elephants for their tusks, etc. We need to keep the balance of nature not destroy nature.

    If it wasn't for deer hunting permits, people would be out every night killing off the deer population and selling the meat.

    I don't see going nuts after someone who caught a fish 1 inch too short or maybe the guy took 4 instead of 3. It's not like he can carry 500 pounds of fish. It's the industries that are ruining things, not the little guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    I don't see going nuts after someone who caught a fish 1 inch too short or maybe the guy took 4 instead of 3. It's not like he can carry 500 pounds of fish. It's the industries that are ruining things, not the little guy.
    I dont think ive ever heard a statement more true.

    I didnt mean that the villagers are in the wrong, just saying they do it. They dont make any kind of dent like commercial fishing will. Just making a point that its not just a chinese thing.

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