Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by tonmo, Apr 3, 2004.
From the Merco Press:
Squid absence forces Falklands’ Illex fishery closure.
I'd say goooooooooo squuuuuuuuuuid! but it's really kinda sad that they've come to this point
I've been coming across a few papers recently that mention the loss of squid from an impacted environment, even when the impact is localised/small scale and experimental; it seems that they disappear from such regions. I'm preparing an article along these lines.
We've also got a paper in press looking at one possible reason for erratic squid recruitment patterns, other than the all-too-obvious (and all-too-often cited) '1 year life cycle'.
Squid could well prove to be excellent barometers of environmental health.
Come to think of, it, the squid are nearly wiped out too :(
It always amazed me that humans can be sooooo dense...we fish waters with the same vigour that our fathers did, but forget that there are a hell of a lot more of us on this little planet, and do we ever question that perhaps we are now over-doing it ? No.
Pollutants? Heck, the next generation can solve that problem.
Carbon Monoxide fouling the air? Not our problem, we have to drive don't we????
High mercury count in the fish we eat? Obviously, a governmental conspiracy against the fishing industry...we are sure that study was fixed.
It's enough to make you want to bang your head into a wall repeatedly...maybe forever !
I agree Greg, I agree. :?
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