Replies: 21 - Last Post: Mar 29, 2013 2:52 AM Last Post By: jedgerandclyde
Mar 27, 2013 8:47 PM
15Look, i do think that that our guide would know a little more than you on the fish farms in Macquarie Harbour, my apoligies to you if you do know more than him.
And i did say about the lakes AND fjords, thanks for trying to point that they are not the same, but as i have said before i they are not.
And do pardon me in reminding you, but we all are still waiting.....................................
Mar 28, 2013 3:30 AM
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Mar 28, 2013 6:51 PM
19Salmon farming in Chile is now making a come back to the numbers of pre 2007, when it had over 30% of the market, and used to supply in the US to such giants as Wal-Mart, as they have re-sited most of their farms and now use better, smarter and more sustainable methods driven by scientists and experts in the field, and not by marketing types and accountants.
As farmed fish now are set to outnumber the amount of wild fish the world eats, we have come to see the oceans of the world should be better managed, as in the stupid EU law that maintains that deemed prawn trawlers who catch more than 30% of fish, that excess as they see it, is to be dumped dead back into the sea.
The people who see the seas and everything in it as a resource that should be used, say it is a silly, and waste-full law that should be as simply seen as that, they are already dead so why waste them?....................It is said by some they could be marked as unfit for human consumption as is as frozen or fresh fish of any type, and sold on the open market as that so the trawler owners would get something for them and they would not be wasted.
Mar 29, 2013 12:45 AM
20But wouldn't that just encourage the trawlers to keep over-fishing because they know they could sell everything rather than "lose" money by having to dump a percentage of what they fish?
And if it's marked as "unfit for human consumption", what are they going to do with it? Feed it to animals who are normally herbivores?
Mar 29, 2013 2:52 AM
21The people who advance these ideas are the ones who are trying to work out a remedy to try and stop the dumping of dead fish, because these laws are in place especialy to try to stop people over fishing, so by EU laws you have to declare what kind of a species you target, and so we have these kinds of laws that are applicable to prawn trawlers only.
No, to answer the 2nd part of your question, and do please remember this is not a personal view but a view put forward by people who think that the ocean and all in it should be seen as a finite resource that needs to be used, it could be used as a pet food, could be salted to take the heat off cod that are overfished, and the best use perhaps would be that along with the under sized prawns that are also thrown back dead be used to make feed pellets for farmed fish?
These are just suggestions by people who are trying to solve the problem of dumping dead fish, and not the views of negative people who poo-poo their efforts.
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