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Matt Wuerker

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  1. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    They’ll argue they have the right to keep fishing without restrictions until they have completely destroyed the fishery. It happens over and over again!

  2. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    ^Newfoundland’s cod fishery.

  3. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Then the Copper River Mine will wipe out Alaska’s largest salmon fishery to make a few b@$t@rd$ rich, and the rest of the planet poor!

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 2 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.
    http://www.marinemammal.org/research/effect_body.php

  5. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

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

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

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

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    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.

  8. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov
    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.

  9. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 2 years ago

    @ahab

    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.

  10. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 2 years ago

    When I was a small boy, my parents went to the seaside one summer’s vacation. We got to go on a shrimp boat that left in the morning and returned in mid-afternoon with a hold full of shrimp.


    A few years later, we went back, and I wanted to go on a shrimp boat. ‘The boats have to go out for at least a week to catch enough shrimp to break even, so we can’t go with them,’ I was told.


    A few years later, we went back, and the entire fleet of old shrimp boats had been dry-docked: they couldn’t catch enough shrimp to be profitable with those old boats, they needed newer, faster, bigger boats that could go out for a month or more.


    And now we need even bigger, faster boats to be profitable. The Bible says there can be no extinction of sea creatures, so there must be plenty of shrimp somewhere, and we just have to find them and harvest them to provide jobs for the shrimpers and shrimp for our barbies and profits for the shrimp industry CEOs!

  11. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 2 years ago

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

  12. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, about 2 years ago

    You sure this isn’t the Koch brothers?

  13. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 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.

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    @hphundt

    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.

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Stipple

    A planned mine, I did not say it had started.

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