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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Conservation versus ego? Reply with quote

I have a problem with this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/guernsey/6946679.stm

As it says in the article Porbeagles are extremely rare, so how could you justify killing one just like this in order to get it weighed and your name in a book somewhere. Lets be honest how many people know the name of the anglers that hold rod caught records? (Apart from a certain Ms Ballantine Wink)

I think it is completely irresponsible.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the record books have to be change so the fish an be returned, perhaps using photos, measurements, plus weight and of course witnesses or scale samples from some fish Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to totally agree with you waterwhipper. Sure it's neat to get your name in the record books, but just knowing you caught a record and let him go so that he's still swimming out there getting even bigger would be satisfying enough for me.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree too. You would imagine that fish has strong genes of some kind as it has grown to that weight, and now the fish has been killed those genes are taken out the gene pool forever.

The record book should be changed for conservation sake.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I feel that any angler killing such a magnificent fish should expect to be vilified rather than honoured. Evil or Very Mad

Absolutely unforgivable in my book.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgive my ignorance but who actually controls the records? Perhaps it could be suggested to them that they only record fish that are returned alive?
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