"Here is how 1/2-billion juvenile croaker, spot and weakfish(Gray Trout) are killed annually in NC as shrimp trawl bycatch. NC fishery rules allow trawling in our estuarine waters- waters that are critical habitat nursery areas for finfish and blue crabs. Weakfish stocks are listed as severely depleted. Croaker and spot harvests are down 90% and at historical lows. Blue crab harvest is at a historical low. Please write you NC representative, senator, Governor and leaders of the House and Senate. Change is needed at NCDENR and NCDMF to stop the absolute waste of our important coastal resources."
Western Australia shark cull condemned as futile.
S.F. vendor busted for 2,000 lbs. of shark fins
Excellent article on the future of the seafood industry, by Sissel Waage.
"Imagine being asked to design a strategy to pre-empt an emergent humanitarian crisis: The primary source of food for a billion people is at risk. In the initial briefing, you are told that small-scale responses have been successfully deployed, but more expansive responses are needed. “Business as usual” means that no businesses in an entire portion of the food industry may exist in the coming decades.
This sketch is not hypothetical. It outlines, in aggregate, the global trends threatening fisheries globally."
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