Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Spiny Dogfish Fisheries - in Limbo!

Source - click for detail!


Who would have thought.
After all the fighting and the controversies about the MSC certification, those certified Spiny Dogfish fisheries simply aren't working - but not because they are not sustainable like some would have suspected: because in BC no ones is catching and processing them as they are apparently not even suitable for the Chinese restaurants; and because on the US West Coast, they have caught too many, swamped the market and thus ended up destroying the financial viability of those fisheries.
Long story short: when put to the practical test, it sure looks like both the Shark activists and the fishermen were dead wrong!

Story with all the relevant links here.
Next, we'll hear the usual complaint about them being pests, and the usual calls for culling and the like - damned if you do damned if you don't!


Angelo Villagomez said...

I thought I read somewhere that those aren't even sharks?


Unknown said...

Poor animals, sick humans.