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Posted by seldom seen slim on August 07, 2009 at 20:48:43:

In Reply to: Thanks posted by Chris Knight on August 06, 2009 at 13:47:16:

In many species it only takes two to tango.

Your conclusion that Cuc's have crashed is based on what you want the answer to be not what has been happening in reality for over 20 years.

Cuc's continue to be harvested because they "are" there. Just because there is less now than say back in 1978 does not mean you can say they will crash tomorrow. "You" need to define how many Cuc's it takes to tango and when that limit is met it would be fair to say, if the rules do not change, there will be a crash.

Until you can respond to the question then I have given you your example and it "is" reasonable to conclude they are currently sustainable.

Reread the facts I presented you.
Licenses are down, fishing pressure is decreasing as interest refocuses on urchins yet the catch is stable. Catch would fall off and not recover if Cuc's crashed. That data simply does not support that conclusion. If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, it's a duck.

Say it ain't so.

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