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October 13, 2010

Commercial Fishing?

Both of these videos displays insights into fishing with the traditional rod and line. Although commercial fishing generally uses giant nets these days, the rod and line approach still holds a measure of effectiveness.

The first video places emphasis on how effective this ancient technique of fishing is and how fishing overall is impacting the environment. In the second video, it was mentioned that they managed to catch around 20 tons of fish with some fishermen pulling up to 15 fishes per minute.





I always though that the giant net fishing ships were dominant but given these insightful videos, I am not so certain about that anymore. In the first video, it was stated that the type of tuna they were fishing could reproduce fast and bounce back.

I wonder how global fishing with many different types of fish is impacting the marine ecology though.

14 comments:

Drackar said...

A lot of it's this, or long line fishing. Nets...mostly for smaller fish in large schools.

JRam said...

@ Drackar

I'm not an avid fisher so that was a very informative post. Did not know that nets are not used on large fishes.

Savage Nugget said...

Wow i don't remember really ever seeing that before. Rod and Reel, commercially. :D

Rorschach Redemption said...

That's kind of nuts, especially the first video. Up to 15 in one minute?
I hope those little fishies CAN bounce back!

Ale-X said...

wow look at the size of them

Arkanyn said...

so thats where all my delicious tuna comes from

Naj said...

there is an even more extreme version of tuna fishing in italy. they caught the tuna in a huge net and the fishermen will jump in and haul the fish by hand!

with all the tuna these people are getting, you have to wonder if what they are is true. i mean, can tune really reproduce that fast?

tortacular said...

lol i had to read it all the way through. good stuf!

Frank said...

Stuff should be illegal... Don't they know the tuna is an endangered species ?? We don't want them to get extinct, do we ?!

cupcakelady said...

Holy smokes, they are huge!

Flippy said...

I've never caught a fish. Been fishing a lot in my youth, but never a single catch. I fail?

Slumph said...

they should try it on an aircraft carrier :P

Telia Tuli said...

they do tons of illegal fishing
these people will fuck up the eco-system soon if not already

Primarch Solyeuse said...

That's really weird! How they keep the lines from tangling is beyond me.

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