View Full Version : Baby swordfish massacre
12-06-2011, 07:27 PM
Just got this emailed to me today, seems to be in the Mediterenean, the size limit there is only one meter, some of these are 5# ! Now wonder the pelagics are in such trouble!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=grKLHS0OjJ8
12-07-2011, 08:03 AM
Where's NOAA'S outrage??? Doesn't matter, they get laughed out of the world meetings anyway.
Guess there too busy trying to put the American fishermen out of business!!:mad:
12-08-2011, 04:15 PM
I looked at the video and really don't know what to say It is sad that these baby swords will never grow up to be the magnificent fish that it is meant to be.:mad: :mad: :mad:
12-08-2011, 07:58 PM
The commercial fishermen in the Mediterrenean have a bad history of violating fishing regulations as well as common sense. What are you gonna get for a 5# sword?? Last year some tree hugger organization used Chinese spy satellites to document some commercial fishing ships loading up on Tuna days after the season had closed. Even with ICAT's lack of backbone to even call for any effective restrictions, there is no enforcement of the outlandish limits that are awarded. As we work to ensure the survival of the pelagics, our efforts (we don't always KILL our quota) are used by the Europeans to try to get their quota INCREASED. We should send NOAA over there to screw with them for a while, they would probably end up in Davy Jones Locker ;)
12-11-2011, 11:07 AM
Make sure you sign up for the Saltwater Registry !!
12-11-2011, 01:55 PM
i hope there boat sinks:mad:
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