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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 05:11 am
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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 09:44 am
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Most of your rampant unsustainable fishing happens in international waters or where no one sees, or in countries where a blind eye can be bought, or in countries with no way to monitor their coastline. Shame feel for the sharks but don't think this will help much. Even in this country where there are commercial shark longliners and commercial shark fisheries, what are they to do when a dead "protected" shark comes up on one of their hooks. It just means that the carcass cannot be sold, the fins will still be I'm sure.

What about the proliferation of inshore duskies on our coast due to the shark nets culling their offshore predators, of which some happen to also be protected species? No shortage of them here, will new regulations ban their fishing while the NSB carries on killing whale and white sharks,  manta rays, dolphins and whales etc..?

Also when you go into the deep, there is absolutely no shortage of blue sharks in our waters, infact they are a pest. Please would the "Conference of the Parties" please tell them to not bite my hooks and steal my traces, as they are protected now and leave me tuna alone. You can be in the middle of F-king nowhere, bleed a tuna and within minutes there will be 20 blue sharks circling the boat and you won't be able to get a line down past them. They are F-king stupid too, as far as fish go they are right at the bottom when it comes to brains haha, you have to literally gaff their tail and lift them out of the water to get them to leave your vibrating line alone. You can knock them on the snout or poke them with the point and they just turn around and come back for another look see. F-king stupid animals haha. Ja just to put it out there that the pieces of paper that politics delivers does not generally translate to action and reality on the ground, or water.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 20th, 2017 09:16 am
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Most of your rampant unsustainable fishing happens in international waters or where no one sees, or in countries where a blind eye can be bought, or in countries with no way to monitor their coastline. Shame feel for the sharks but don't think this will help much. Even in this country where there are commercial shark longliners and commercial shark fisheries, what are they to do when a dead "protected" shark comes up on one of their hooks. It just means that the carcass cannot be sold, the fins will still be I'm sure.

What about the proliferation of inshore duskies on our coast due to the shark nets culling their offshore predators, of which some happen to also be protected species? No shortage of them here, will new regulations ban their fishing while the NSB carries on killing whale and white sharks,  manta rays, dolphins and whales etc..?

Also when you go into the deep, there is absolutely no shortage of blue sharks in our waters, infact they are a pest. Please would the "Conference of the Parties" please tell them to not bite my hooks and steal my traces, as they are protected now and leave me tuna alone. You can be in the middle of F-king nowhere, bleed a tuna and within minutes there will be 20 blue sharks circling the boat and you won't be able to get a line down past them. They are F-king stupid too, as far as fish go they are right at the bottom when it comes to brains haha, you have to literally gaff their tail and lift them out of the water to get them to leave your vibrating line alone. You can knock them on the snout or poke them with the point and they just turn around and come back for another look see. F-king stupid animals haha. Ja just to put it out there that the pieces of paper that politics delivers does not generally translate to action and reality on the ground, or water.

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Hi Doc

Your example is a good one. Now imagine a longline set with yummy bait set for tunas and a shoal of blues swim past.

There has been a bit of protection and most of it has been through port states not flag states of vessels. So if you want to use the infrastructure in the port of Cape Town then you need to be on the right side of the law. Usually it is an economic decision that you stay legal so you can get onto a synchrolift and refit and get back out to sea.

For others it is not worth the while and they tranship at sea before coming into a port that might check them.

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