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Do you ever wonder why there are not many sharks left in the world?

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by Dan, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. mac64

    mac64 Barracuda

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    A Spanish-registered fishing vessel detained by the Naval Service off the southwest coast has been found to have more than a tonne of shark fins on board.

    Up to 5,000 sharks are estimated to have been caught and stored on the vessel before it was boarded last week by an inspection team from the LÉ William Butler Yeats, 150 nautical miles south of Mizen Head Ireland

    The court heard the vessel had 164,250kg of blue shark, 98kg of mako shark and 1,250kg of shark fins on board.
     
  2. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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    we can’t really force them to do anything. We’ve had absolutely zero impact on the Japanese and whaling, they are still doing it on a regular basis. China will not follow our lead when they continue to believe in nonsense medical benefits
     
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  3. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    :(:mad:
     
  4. foob

    foob Nassau Grouper

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    Don't think shark fin is like tiger penis. The Chinese don't believe it has any medicinal value. Just tradition, price, and taste makes it a common expensive dish for expensive dinners.
     
  5. foob

    foob Nassau Grouper

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    A lot of whale populations have recovered since the ban. Japan is making an adverse impact but the effect is still net positive.

    In the end, it's just a lack of political will. You think if the us president tied whaling to trade or something else the Japanese wouldn't bend?

    Of course the lack of political will is because the electorate doesn't care enough.

    Unless there huge education campaigns. Which require huge funds. Very difficult.
     
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  6. mac64

    mac64 Barracuda

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    FAIR play to the Naval Service ... That was the view of fishermen in Castletownbere as the 70-metre Japanese tuna vessel, Minato Maru, was being escorted into west Cork by the LE Aisling for alleged breach of Ireland's 200-mile fishery limit.reports of 8.5 tonnes of fish on board the vessel - much, of it believed to be lucrative bluefin tuna - and enough catching gear to stretch from the Blaskets to the Aran islands. This longlining method involves setting lines for tens of miles, to which squid-baited hooks or "snoods" are attached at intervals. The detached gear is marked with radio beacons for later collection by the fishing vessels.

    That a second Japanese ship had been detained yesterday by the LE Deirdre, and that up to 30 more were standing off the 200-mile limit, only heightened the reputation of the Land of the Rising Sun
    They know Ireland can only put 3 patrol vessels to sea and there slaughtering the stocks. The international community are turning a blind eye to it.
     
  7. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    How has the international community been made aware?

    Doesn't England have a big enough fleet to provide support?
     
  8. mac64

    mac64 Barracuda

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    We don’t have the resources and England doesn’t have the jurisdiction, we need the international community to come together and place sanctions on Japan to stop them.
     
  9. Jcp2

    Jcp2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I stand corrected. You must be right. My experience and those of my family and friends must not count, being Chinese and all.
     
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  10. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    I hoped you brought something new here, but I kept my eye on the problem ever since Myers et al paper was published in 2007, and this video adds nothing.
     

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