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Half of all fish caught in North Sea are thrown back DEAD!

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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 03:48 PM
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This MUST stop!

With the way the world is at this time, throwing back perfectly good fish, dead, due to some regulations is a cruelty all on its own.
So many people starving around the world, yet one body decides that we must have a fishing quota.

If you've caught too much you MUST throw it back or break the law..

Visit this link for the full story....
FishFight.net




posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 03:53 PM
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I have been watching this, and this whole discarding process of throwing back the fish is absolutely insane. My question is, why dont the fishermen just fish half the amount of days? instead of throwing half the fish away.They would still catch the same amount make the same money but work for less time. Maybe Hugh will reveal in a mo?



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 03:57 PM
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thats terrible, look at the sharks, what asians do to them! they cut their find and put them back into the ocean, alive! cant find another word just retarded idiots! - im not rasist!

when i was in Fiji people who grow up there and who live there- from fishermen to restaurant owners were angry because of asian boats which catch big tuna fish and put it into the tins. they cant feed their family so more, cause no fish left in the ocean.

Just feel sorry for the sea life, and people who live on the coast and their life depends on the fish.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 03:57 PM
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Keeping those fish would do just as much harm as throwing them away does. The problem isn't the discard, the problem is commercial fishing itself. The entire industry revolves around over-harvesting and waste, from the boats all the way to the customer's plates (or food bowls; almost as much commercial catch goes to housecats as it does to humans).

A multi-year ban on commercial fish harvest would do far more good for the North Sea - or the Grand Banks, or the Gulf of Mexico, or anywhere else - than halting discard.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:00 PM
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I think one of the problems was that they catch a LOT of different fish in the net and people in general will only eat very certain types of fish, so If they catch lots of Mackerel for example they have to throw them back because no one will buy them and it all adds up to the weight of their fishing quota.

It seems like an insane system for sure.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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Yes it's the variety of fish that is the problem.

Nearly all fish and chip shops are geared towards selling cod. Supermarkets are geared towards only a few species of fish too.

I have grown up sea fishing with rod and reel and have tried a wide variety of fish on my dinner plate and I have no problem eating dogfish (known as rock in chip shops) dabs, plaice, and many others..

It is mindless to waste any good food..

If I had a boat and was out fishing as they do in the video, I would most probably take all the catch back to shore and sell it. Someone, somewhere would surely enjoy a fresh fish meal..



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:13 PM
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Rock is my favourite! I always have it on the rare occasions I visit the Chip Shop. Also if you've ever been to Portugal they have as many different recipes for Sardines as there are days in the year and most are delicious
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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:16 PM
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I've not seen rock in the chippy for years.. i always ask for it.. you can get haddock or cod.. but not rock..

Apparently many others dont like it so they stop selling it..

shame...



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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Thank you for bringing this up.

With the increase of news about the alleged food crisis in the coming months, its important to know whats really going on. ats thread: food crisis

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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:22 PM
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Originally posted by Extralien
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I've not seen rock in the chippy for years.. i always ask for it.. you can get haddock or cod.. but not rock..

Apparently many others dont like it so they stop selling it..

shame...



love fish and chip shops
especially after hard party night. my favourite are calamari rings with chips and tartar sauce...hmmm
last time i had it was in melbourne...so good



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:31 PM
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Hehehe well our chippy shops still sell hallibut and thats what i favour, though a good piece of rock cod or snapper is just as tasty.
The mixed bag of fish that the modern purse seins or net ships get,should and could be saved.
Though there is no market for it, there may be somewhere else....ie dogfish sells well in mexico, and other countries have their faves too.....
The world is too small to throw out good food.
The harvest from the sea is a bounty that we will be sorely missing in the near future.
It is a travesty to waste.
There are some rogue states which should be banned from the high seas though......
Without mentioning names, japan,portugal.and spain come to mind.Though SE Asia is no better, and their keepers standards are pretty lax.....
It is pretty much a done deal to have lots of dead fish that one cannot keep for economic reasons.This is because of the methods used in fishing.
IE drift netts with fine mesh which catch everything in their path....they trail for thousands of feet behind these ocean factory ships.
These factory ships have the perfect opportunity to over catch, and overfish.They can what they catch at sea and bring back finished product.frozen or canned.it is concievable that a ban on drift nets would help hugely.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:50 PM
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You might be interested to know how much calamari might be overtaking fish in the chippy pretty soon..
www.abovetopsecret.com...

The Humboldt squid is racing around the ocean as one of the top predators.. they are highly intelligent and are spreading thier hunting range.

This could very well be partly due to the way we fish. Throwing dead fish back does not help stocks replenish.
Fishing in great nets does not replensih stocks either..



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 10:04 AM
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I think that soon or later we will have no fish in your oceans and people will be satisfied.



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 10:11 AM
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Well My household signed up to fishfight.net last night. Something needs to be done as the discard is sickening. That is good food we are throwing out as well as keeping the price of fish artificially high.



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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Where do you people live?! I live in England, the home of the chippy, and all I can get is cod or haddock (occasionally plaice). I would love to try some of these other fish in crispy batter.

Throwing back that amount of dead fish disgusts me, not only is it wasteful from a food perspective, it is also cruel. Caught and killed in vain. I love eating meat and fish but to kill and dump it back in the sea is near on murderous. My opinion is hunting for food - fine, hunting for sport - senseless, hunting for the EU, more political BS.



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