Originally Posted By: Ardy
And.... the reality is that fish swim. If other fisherman do not have the same management practices, then all the fish will be gone for everyone.


Yes they do, Ardy. And that is one reason I mentioned migratory fish in my response to Schlack. All fish, and especially migratory fish (e.g., Blues) follow their food chains. The fisherman of a section of fishing grounds who specializes in migratory fish would have every incentive to ensure that his section has a healthy cross-section of that food chain that draws his target fish. Any fisherman who abuses the ecology of his section would soon be out of business and, hopefully, the smarter fellow will buy the abused section at its degraded value and return it to profitability. If nothing else, it is in his self-interest to do so, yet others benefit.
Yours with a sudden hankering for seared tuna in a Sicilian caper marinade,
Yours,
Issodhos


Edited by issodhos (05/21/09 01:52 AM)
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