Posted by Big Bull Lobsters on September 18, 2008 at 19:11:13:|
Let ‘em live! These really big bugs are too large to fit in a lobster trap and have essentially no natural predators except us divers and hoop netters. These animals fill an important ecological niche and protect the kelp beds as part of the natural structure of the marine environment. And they are far older thanyou as well so...
IF you need to bring one up to prove you caught it, take a picture and then put it back in the ocean carefully. That will impress your friends far more than eating it.
Paul Dayton, Ph.D., Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Member of Pew Ocean Commission
Charles Rettig, President, PADI Foundation
Ben Hong,Promar nets
Glen Fritzler, Truth Aquatics
Chris Grossman, diver.net
Chris Miller & John Guth, California Lobster & Trap Fisherman's Association
Peter Halmay, President California Sea Urchin Harvesters Association
Dale Sheckler, Editor, California Diving News
Eric Frasco, Board Member, Greater Los Angeles Council of Divers
Pat Smith, Author, Shipwrecks of Southern California
Andy Saxon, F/V Moby Kate
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