Posted by tleemay on July 05, 2001 at 21:49:36:
In Reply to: Killing of giant sea bass prompts protection efforts! posted by . on July 05, 2001 at 20:53:07:
One question and one observation;
Q: Where was this article originally posted/
"Commercial fishermen who use gill nets more than
three miles off the California coast may take one
giant sea bass if it is caught incidentally..."
O; What is not addressed here is what happens to
any other BSB that get caught in the same gill net
on the same day.
Hint; BSB, or most any other kind of fish caught in
a gill net, rarely live to see the day they are
'removed' from the net.
I am continually becoming a suporter of a no gill
net law in CA. The nets do not care what they
pick up and are usually left out beyond their
typical 'monitoring cycle'.. so much so that the fish
that are caught in them are almost always brough up
from the depths alreday dead - too late to return
the "incidental" catch the fishermen and it's industry
do not want (when was the last time you saw 'angel
shark' on any menu?).
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