We all love watching these beautiful creatures but some fishermen are netting them and killing them because they eat the fish they want to catch.
This is not allowed and should be reported to the Port Authorities if seen - as a friend of mine did today having watched the dolphins first playing and then being pursued and netted in front of her house.
Message posted by Puddies on 17 April 2010 at 12:46pm - IP Logged
Whereabouts was this seen to happen? That is terrible.
I know that the fishermen are angry sometimes because the dolphins attack fish that are caught in nets, but never realised that they actually pursue and net them. If I see anything like this I will certainly report whomever to the port police, with photographic evidence if possible.
Message posted by janmanessi on 17 April 2010 at 2:49pm - IP Logged
Another friend living in the area for many years mistrusts the information that I got, so please treat it with caution, we know that fishermen and dolphins are natural enemies but she thinks it is highly unlikely that what my other friend saw was actual pursuit and killing, however it does need monitoring.
Message posted by tully on 18 April 2010 at 12:24pm - IP Logged
As much as I'm not a fan of sharks, I think the practice of catching them, cutting their fins off (used in Chinese herbals) and dumping them back in the sea, where they sink and drown absolutely appalling.
Message posted by JohnandHilary on 18 April 2010 at 10:03pm - IP Logged
Have to agree with you Tully, but that is the way it is in their world, just like eating pickled tripe or Haggis is in ours...lol live and let live.
We Brits for some reason have to criticise other peoples way of life as if judged by our own traditions...think the phrase for it is 'tunnel vision'...lol
Message posted by kassi on 18 April 2010 at 10:39pm - IP Logged
It is barbaric Tully - quite agree and NOTHING like our tradition of eating pickled eggs and haggis! It's not what they use them for (Shark fin soup or whatever else they make with it) it is the practice of cutting the fin off a living animal and then throwing it back where it will just drown. Cruel and sadistic.
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