Re: Have the squid vanished from Redondo?

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Posted by Walt on January 30, 2008 at 21:20:26:

In Reply to: Have the squid vanished from Redondo? posted by Chris on January 30, 2008 at 20:29:23:

The California fishery didn't learn a lesson from the demise of the Monterrey sardine, LA abalone, or San Diego tuna industries. Sometimes the obvious is ignored and we don't learn from history's mistakes. One huge problem is that the squid are close to the food chain bottom and that is going to make a dent in an already weak fishery. Guess they'll go after plankton next (soylent green anyone?) and then the only fish we'll see are those in the Aquariums.

I remember easily limiting on large rock fish in the 70's. I quit fishing when the catch started to dwindle (and that was the early 80's).

We dove Deer Creek a couple of years back and saw a fair number of bass and sheephead. As we exited a party boat pulled up full of "anglers". On our next dive there we didn't see one fish.

Its easy to wipe out a fishery in the name of either commerce or recreation.

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