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  1. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    In the North Pacific, overfishing herring has affected the Stellar Sea Lions.
    When they can’t find herring, they eat the same amount of pollack or squid, which has less nutrition.
    They lose weight, their pups die and sometimes they die of malnutrition.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    Another made up environmental “disaster” by the lefties that will kill off incomes of thousands of families.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 4 years ago


    Ah, another blind — and ignorant — defense of greed at any cost.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago


    I thought conservatives (like I am) see the need for conservation. Management of the eco system is KEY to survival of the human race. If you destroy the ecology of the oceans NOTHING can survive ANYWHERE.

    But what do I know, I’m just a stupid fisherman"s son.

  5. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Chasing short term profits instead of long term sustainability is a good way to lose in the long run. We’re now paying over $15 a pound for what used to be considered junk fish due to over fishing the prime species.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years ago

    I just need to mention the Copper River was named after the mining activities of over 100 years ago.
    It is neither near the largest hatchery nor is it actively mined.
    Thank you for your ignorance.

  7. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, almost 4 years ago

    We can always sent all the repubturds back to the bottom of the food chain…

  8. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 4 years ago

    You sure this isn’t the Koch brothers?

  9. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve also wondered if krill overfishing (for popular omega-3 oils and farm-fish feed) is setting a up similar ecological disaster.

  10. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago


    I’m all for responsible fishing and those in the U.S. that overfish (maybe 1%) should and are dealt with severely. It’s mostly other countries that could care less about the fish population.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    As a kid, we could literally walk across the backs of spawning salmon in several streams in western Washington near my home. Not a single salmon now comes back to those streams. Sharks are being destroyed along with cod and rockfish fisheries. ONce “trash fish” were used for fertilizer, now they’re substituted in restaurants for tuna, snapper and other “prime” fish in collapse. We’ve eaten, and poisoned, our way into deep trouble, and that includes climate change resulting in destruction of the oceans. It isn’t just the fishing, but it is plainly stupid, and radical “right-wingers” who only want profit, are NOT “conservative” in any sense of the world. They’re just stupid.

  12. MurphyHerself

    MurphyHerself said, almost 4 years ago


    I’m sure you’re right. I hesitate on taking krill oil; krill is for the whales and they need a LOT of them.

  13. jonesb

    jonesb said, almost 4 years ago

    They dazzle you with global warming while the oceans are turned into a garbage pit. There is no proof of global warming but there is plenty of proof that the oceans are dying.

  14. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    Trying to understand your post because cod are predatory fish and Newfoundland’s fishing economy has been ravaged by foreign incursions on areas Canada has tried to protect—to the extent that they’ve had military confrontations with commercial fishing vessels.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    BTW, the big hit on cod was when they took all those old enough, and large enough, to be in reproductive condition, then found they were taking all the “babies”. It will take yet another while to build it back up, as the fish take years to reach spawning age.

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