My own biggest beef is the gill nets

Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Elaine on November 20, 2008 at 11:39:34:

In Reply to: More of the issue is....... posted by Elaine on November 20, 2008 at 10:59:10:

Frick*%^# - Ross and I almost got killed by an abandoned one. We also saw first hand the horrible indiscriminate damage they cause to marine life and marine birds. We have helped peel them off of marine habitats - ie: ship wrecks, and cheered from the sidelines as friends have tried to extricate them from public beaches.

They are presently used near popular dive sites. They have no place in the water anywhere near people. If things don't change I easily foresee that it is only a matter of time before some innocent recreational diver/swimmer/divers/swimmers/is/are killed by one.

Gill nets are at the top of my list due to the public safety and marine life safety issues.

I don't fish, don't eat sea food, don't take fish oil capsules, etc., etc, but I do believe in reasonable use of the ocean for those who are different than me. I can not justify gill nets however.

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