Re: speargun for BSB on e-bay

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Posted by Dr. Bill on October 11, 2005 at 11:14:38:

In Reply to: speargun for BSB on e-bay posted by Ted on September 18, 2005 at 09:25:41:

Much as many of us (spearos included) might not like this, I don't believe the BSB has been given protected status in Mexico as it has here in California. In this case it would be legal to take them.

I had the opportunity to talk recently to a friend who used to receive BSB meat back when it was legal to catch them. He said it was quite tasty. There was a commercial fishery for this species that, along with the recreational take by spearos and surface fishers, helped bring it near local extinction.

I never had the chance to see a BSB in my early days (late 60's through 80's) of diving Catalina. I don't think I saw my first one until 1999.

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