Re: There's a huge difference in impact. - not really!

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Posted by finfan on October 30, 2002 at 08:58:46:

In Reply to: There's a huge difference in impact. posted by Chuck Tribolet on October 29, 2002 at 12:25:00:

Impact is impact - Isn't that what the decision was about. If it is a degree of impact question then you have just supported the basis for the sportfishers argument that every individual hunter has had since this topic opened.

Or are you really now going to try and suggest that the individual diver/hunter is on the same level of take as the commercials?

At least the hunters (whether you like them or not) have maintained their same position throughout this debate. They have never said they had no impact, only that they have a right to hunt and their take is nominal. Now that your right to use the resource is being debated it is a pure matter of degree of impact.

What is it degree of impact or impact in totality?

Oh, by the way your comment about dropping the hook away from the kelp - Does that mean you are suggesting that by dropping in the sand no life forms in the reserve are disrupted? Where do you think most flatfish eggs are layed? Last I looked, there seems to be as much life in the sand as on the reefs.

It certainly gets tough when you decide to camp out so far right, doesn't it?

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