Bottom trawling pictures?

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  1. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    /Somewhere there are pictures of the same bit of sea floor with pictures taken before a trawling ship came through, and another taken after. Can anyone tell me where to find those pics again?
    Sharon
     
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    dont make me look!! dont make me look!! Evil. Its so evil. Some many people want fish but they dont care ware it comes from. Evil I dont eat fish or inverts from the ocean anymore becasue of awful people like that. I eat farm raised but not ocean. People complian ware are ther fish and why are the sharks close on the beach!! its becasue the sharks have no food. I would realy like to set up a group of people to bred aqarium fish so they cant point the finger at fish keepers. oh sorry I dont now ware thoughs pics are
     
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    Thanks a lot. I stuck the Washington Post article under my husband's nose this morning, and was telling him about the pictures. I spent a fair amount of time looking for them but was aparently looking in all the wrong places. He's sufficiently horrified, and now is asking what we can do about it. Wish I had the answers for him, but the more people who are worried the better chance we have of getting some action. Actually, I'm thinking of sending these pics to congressman Gilchrest. He's not my congressman, but he's chairman of the house resources subcommittee on fisheries, conservation, wildlife and oceans. Unlike alot of republicans, he is really concerned about the environment. He was our congressman for one term before some redistricting took place, and he was very responsive when I called him right after he was elected. He even hired as his environmental aide someone I suggested he talk to, a researcher at World Watch Institute. He may have already seen some of this stuff, but reinforcement couldn't hurt. We need to get legislation passed banning bottom trawling in all US coastal waters.
    Sharon
     
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    great idea, I would've sent letters to congressmen id I lived in the US, sad;y, we don't.
     
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    Hadn't seen that one Matt, Thanks. Always remember an interview I saw were the chappie was interviewing our own Steve O and Peter Talley from Talleys Fishing (One of the larger companies here in NZ) and Peter Talley was saying that there was no evidence to support the contention that bottom trawling damaged the environment :shock: The next shot was of a trawler hauling up a very large bubblegum coral.........there's none so blind as those who cannot see!! (or will not!) I think the TV company didn't have Steve and Peter Talley in the same room......if they had.......well now THAT would've been interesting TV!!

    J
     
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    Talk about the grim reaper :sad:

    j
     
  10. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hi Sharon; pm me with your email address and I'll send you some (additional to those that the Sir Most Regal and Right-Footed, Most Honourable and Jolly-Good-Fellow, Lord and Fish-Net-Wearing Dr Ummmmm...... has already located).
    Kindest, Me
     
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    Found this whilst doing one of my periodic squid image searches, and it comes courtesy of Greenpeace:

    "Spectacular" Bottom-Trawled Squid

    Nothing in the photo to provide scale for the squid. The eye is quite protuberant.

    Ban bottom trawling.

    Cheers,
    Clem
     
  12. Steve O'Shea

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    Looking at the T-shaped funnel-locking cartilages, it is some kind of ommastrephid squid (Ommastrephidae). If it is large it could well be your good old Humboldt; otherwise you'd be looking at, most likely, one of Todarodes or Ommastrephes.
     
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    It's eyes are bulging out like a deep sea fish reeled up real fast, and it's guts are all over the palce. Was it caused from the net slamming into the squid?
     
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    That bulging eye is likely to be capture damage, i've seen that before.

    It kinda looks like a Todarodes we have gently pickling under a bench in our teaching Lab!

    J
     
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    How does rope damage the sefloor? thats what inshore trawlers tow around, as thay trie to stay away from rocks or "hard" bottem. only mud is all i seen! inshore trawling is fine, deepsea thats a diffrent story, people just get the wrong idea, go out and have a look sometime then you see for yourself, go hard all you fishaman!
     
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    HA HA HA yes that was the NIWA trawler that done that damage! i seen the photos, sad how thay have to do that for a few

    photos
     
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    With all due respect, do you know what you are talking about? NIWA doing that? I think not.
     
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    you must get out there sometime............. and test your own eyes mate, you know nothing but sitting on your sit with your com, vr=ery sad i must say what people dream and like to think, remember get out have a look befor you start dude. get out there get out there and see for yourself....... what a joke........... :goodbye:
     
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    for your information, I just came back from a diving trip and a fact-finding mission on the impacts between fishing, eco-tourism and the balance of SouthEast Asia's fisheries stock. And I will now say that your PM was offensive and rude. I will now cease to reply to you and your furthur posts until you know what you are talking about.
     

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