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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by outbound View Post
Fishing fleet here has been decimated by catch and days at sea restrictions.
The fishing fleets both there and here have been decimated by overfishing, pure & simple. The incredible incompetence and stupidity of our federal fisheries department that allowed the Grand Banks cod fishery to be wiped out beggars belief.

The situation here on the Wet coast is not quite that bad but it's close. They still haven't been able to grasp the connection between the herring fishery and the decline of the salmon fishery. For that matter they can't seem to connect the huge factory type ships and the resultant overfishing either.

The only people in the entire fishing world that seem to have any brains at all are the sport fishers - it seems everyone else is in it for what they can get, politically or financially, with no thought of the future.
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