In November of 2006, Fisheries and Oceans Canada released an article suggesting that the unexpectedly slow recovery of the cod stock is due to inadequate food supplies, cooling of the North Atlantic, and a poor genetic stock due to the overfishing of larger cod. During the summer of 2011, a study was announced to show that recovery of East Coast cod stocks around Nova Scotia showed promises of recovery, despite earlier thoughts of complete collapse. It was found that initial stages of recovery began around 2005, though more time and studies were needed to study the long-term stability of the stock increase.
then they added this that I guess you miss on your own investigation.
In addition in 2010 a study by the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization found that stocks in Grand Banks near Newfoundland & Labrador had recovered by 69% since 2007, though that number only equates to 10% of the original stock.
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Thread: To Shoot or not to shoot
Mar 5, 2013, 09:31 PM #21
Mar 5, 2013, 09:35 PM #22
Forget shooting, use dynamite.
Agree with not killing the animal, even if it did kill a human. It's easy to see how infuriated some people may get, but, to reiterate, we are in their turf when we choose to go out in the ocean and assume responsibility for whatever occurs.
Using only common sense and cause-effect relation, I've devised a theory. We know that most attacks on humans are due to murky water, mistaken identity, sharks being hungry, etc etc. With that in mind, how many great whites have attacked and killed humans on the east coast? (I realize a guy was bitten by one in Cape Cod last summer, but there's reasonable explanation for that considering a growing seal population.) If these sharks were going hungry, half of us on here would be dead. The Atlantic is still teaming with enough life to keep these sharks fed...We need to keep the fish population in our parts thriving, prevent overfishing, and do our part to keep our oceans as clean as feasibly possible, or we will be in the same boat as New Zealand. Just my $.02. I ain't 'fraid of no sharks!
Mar 5, 2013, 10:06 PM #25
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Mar 5, 2013, 10:16 PM #26
[QUOTE=Koki Barrels;157524I ain't 'fraid of no sharks![/QUOTE]
I concur. It's blue fish that are the demons of the deep.
Mar 5, 2013, 10:56 PM #27
Maybe we should embed magnets in our stringers. This wikipedia article references several peer reviewed papers that show there is some validity to the concept. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_shark_repellent But the jury seems to be split on the usefulness.
It might not stop 'em all but as long as the other guys don't have them you're good to go. Just paddle in before no one else is left floating.
I wonder if the magnets would need to be larger for bigger sharks??? I mean a hot pepper is still a hot pepper and burns your mouth whether your a bean pole or if you need to lift your gut to take a pizz.
Someone could make a small fortune getting soccer moms to buy fins with magnets in them for their kids boards. That plus costco foamies with special shark repelling "Rare Earth Magnets" embedded in the foam. Definitely would be worthy of a RS price tag too $$$$$$$$
Mar 5, 2013, 11:41 PM #28
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Im a fisherman in mass and there is plenty of fish up here. All of the good fishing grounds have been closed for years and are loaded with fish. Laws are so strict up here that there are fish everywhere except for the shoal water off of the cape. The fish wont go in there anymore because the seal population is so out of control.
Mar 6, 2013, 12:01 AM #30
just think how many fish would be there if they stopped it until it was 30% of original stock. I know it's about jobs, but what happens when it goes beyond the point of no return? you got to get another job anyway. Like logging. once the timber hasbeen depleted, whatcha gonna do? cut grass I guess.