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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    Search for a better squid net
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    [SIZE=-1]What kind of trawl can trap squid but allow endangered winter flounder, above, to escape? That's the question under consideration by a team of marine ...[/SIZE]
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  2. ieatfalalfel

    ieatfalalfel Wonderpus Registered

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    Can they just take the flounder out? That would not be hard to do. Its a simple concept! Your just sailing along-:boat:
    You put up your net and if you see-
    :tusoteuth keep it
    :goldfish: throw it off the boat
    this makes people :smile: and not :yuck:
    Also, can I use you in my paper on robots in society?
     
  3. CaptFish

    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    The problem is the flounder are already dead by the time they reach the boat. everything in the net is drowned
     
  4. ieatfalalfel

    ieatfalalfel Wonderpus Registered

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    Ohhh... thats sad. Why don't we just tell the fisherman they have to stop because of the flounder? This would save many squids.
     
  5. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    They only trawl because you catch more squid per unit effort than you do if you jig, and the quality of the squid is nowhere near as good. This is all about economics - it has nothing to do with ecological sustainability - it's a whitewash. This just winds me up!

    The solution is simple - DON'T TRAWL FOR SQUID. We've been saying this since 2004.
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    HEAR HEAR!
     

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