Thread: News - Spearfishing - whaling
06-19-2009, 10:48 PM #1
News - Spearfishing - whaling
A bit of a slow news day but here are todays news none the less.
Hey Japan, whales can be studied while still alive, says Australia and New Zealand
Proposed spearfishing ban in the Great Barrier Reef area criticised by fellow Australian scientists
Do as I say. Not as I do.
06-19-2009, 11:51 PM #2
I'm too polite to say exactly what I think of the people involved, particularly those in the first story.
06-20-2009, 12:48 AM #3
while i cant comment on the storys i dont think individuals with spear guns are cutting into the stocks.. its the drag nets from the commercial fishing that are damaging the reef and over fishing the stockThe only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.
RIP Roscoe. We will meet again Bug.
06-20-2009, 12:59 AM #4
i take everything with a grain of salt. good point was already made about the reef.
as for whaling, i could go on for a while. like everything else these days, we should practice whale management. it seems like the oceans can no longer support large pods/herds/whatever of whales, so culling some might be reasonable and responsible. it is said about about the japanese that they do not let any part of their harvested whales go to waste. everything is used supposedly.If I say something stupid, please give me moment. I will pro'lly top myself.
06-20-2009, 07:54 AM #5Originally Posted by bigbad-ratman10g planted with platys
06-20-2009, 05:29 PM #6
The problem is overfishing not the whales. Fish stocks could be replenished rather fast if we just limit fishing for a few years. Just see how fast fish stock rebounded during the two world wars.Do as I say. Not as I do.