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#515925 - 07/13/16 04:37 AM Coast Guard Explains Why No Gillnets Is Good Policy  
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#515938 - 07/13/16 07:01 AM Re: Coast Guard Explains Why No Gillnets Is Good Policy [Re: Marty]  
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Maybe 20 or so years ago I was a guest on a fishing boat in the waters off the coast of Rhode Island. What I saw was troubling to say the least. Species that weren't legal where thrown back over(dead) and on one trip I saw two dead dolphins pulled aboard in the gill nets they are entangled themselves in. I was asked not to talk about that and I didn't because I gave my word. In addition many fish was partly eaten by bugs or worms (I can't remember what they are called, sand fleas, maybe) The nets can't be left in the water too long or the whole catch will disappear. It seemed like a very wasteful way to fish.

Then there is the issue of ghost fishing where gill nets which are made of nylon which doesn't rot, have have broken free and continue the kill for years in the oceans.

Many negatives in my opinion.

Last edited by ragman; 07/13/16 12:24 PM. Reason: explaination

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