Monday, November 2, 2009

Fishing is somewhat primal but . . .

whqr: : Gillnets (2009-11-02)
does it have to be so destructive? Listen to the WHQR audio and learn how change can do some good. Below is a list of actual occurences of damage done by nets just this week to sea turtles. There were 18 strandings reported last week (only one live) that may or may not be associated, but these 4 incidental captures are:

GREEN Date:OCT/29 ALIVE DARE COUNTY INSHORE in Pamlico Sound near Frisco. Caught in 5.5" mesh gill net, was released.

KEMP'S RIDLEY Date:OCT/27 ALIVE HYDE COUNTY INSHORE in Pamlico Sound near Ocracoke. Caught in pound net, not entangled. Plastron fractures, now at Topsail Turtle Hospital.

KEMP'S RIDLEY Date:OCT/27 ALIVE HYDE COUNTY INSHORE in Pamlico Sound near Ocracoke. Caught in pound net, not entangled. Skull fractures, now at Topsail Turtle Hospital.

LOGGERHEAD Date:OCT/27 ALIVE HYDE COUNTY INSHORE in Pamlico Sound near Ocracoke. Caught in pound net, not entangled. Boat prop wounds, now at Topsail Turtle Hospital

Here is why it matters check out this video.
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