Sharks are taking a break due to the global recession

Discussion in 'The Sump' started by FransSny, 27 Sep 2009.

  1. FransSny

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    Just heard the most stupid comment on DSTV Weather:

    Shark attacks are at a all time low. "experts " think its because of the global recession

    ....yeh right;)...I thought its because we were killing 30 mil a year
     
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    It is unbelieveable how many sharks are caught in our waters by international commercial trawlers.
     
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    By the way, you sure it wasnt "Global warming"?
     
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    Nope...Global Warming would have made sense..global recession, sounds like crap to me. I THINK they meant beacause lees people went on holiday less got bitten by sharks...I'm still sticking with my theory though. Less sharks=Less attack
     
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    Okes - just to give everyone some decent figures:
    - 150 million TONNES of SHARK meat, is being processed EVERY YEAR!
    - That equates to about 400 million sharks being KILLED OFF EVERY SINGLE YEAR!

    The total number of sharks (which includes: tiger sharks, white sharks (which is illegal to kill in about 3/4 of all fishing waters in the oceans), bull/zambezi sharks, and other sharks - ie. white-tip reef sharks, black-tip sharks, oceanic white-tip sharks, blue-sharks, mako sharks, etc) that's being recorded EVERY year, has declined the past 10 years, by a number of at leat 20% per year............

    Meaning - that THIS HUGE decline in sharks - are the REAL REASON for the decline in the number of shark attacks every year!
     
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    thats sad.. how can we stop it???
     
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    Sorry Slummies - but unless you have a "green platoon" of at least 1000 men, on at least 10 green ships, you will NEVER be able to stop them..........
     
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    ill poo on thier ships.. japs... need a nuke!

    I used to be part of an organisation called SEA - Surfers enviromental Association.. just wish we could do more..
     
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    Eish - even GreenPeace cannot do MUCH about this. It is really HUGELY HUGELY frustrating for me, especially - being a shark lover........ and there are MANY MANY other people like me out in the world!
     
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    of course.. i couldnt even watch carte blanche tonight.. we humans stuff everything up.. soon our kids will only know what corals are if they look into our glass boxes...
     
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    It is all about money. They (government) like to talk about certain organizations who gives feedback and do impact studies wrt sharktotals/fishtotals etc etc and everything is A ok, but it is all just a front, as money talks and government is pocketing huge amounts- not only here, all over
     
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