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Posted by SLANG on September 01, 2006 at 17:27:56:

More significant than the anchor damage, at least in my mind, what about the damage being done by all the derelict fishing gear on the banks? Has anyone else seen that huge commercial net thatís snagged on the backside of the 66í pinnacle? Itís about 50í long and fully deployed and fully functional, and snagged on the reef. Itís still catching animals every day. If weíd had less viz last weekend it might possibly have caught us.

Personally, Iím not so concerned about the damage done by divers Ė this isnít some wimpy hard coral tropical reef, these reefs regularly take beatings from Mother Nature, and just about everything on it is fast growing and quick to recover. What is proving not so quick to recover is our marine fisheries. The damage being done to our local fish populations by commercial and recreational fishing is a whole lot more disturbing than a couple of the few divers who actually get out there displaying some poor buoyancy skills while taking pictures. Just my opinion.

SLANG



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