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Explosive Fed Mandate Killing Thousands Of...Red Snapper
local15tv.com ^ | 2/07 | John Dzenitis

Posted on 02/10/2013 8:34:28 PM PST by Vob

Undercover video obtained by Local 15 shows thousands of pounds of dead fish, mostly red snapper, floating to the surface after one of the controversial demolitions in the Gulf.

“Good Lord,” marine scientist Dr. Bob Shipp said, when Local 15 showed him the video. “As a scientist, I think it’s abominable.”

Shipp said the demolitions are frequent, sometimes three a week in the Gulf, but are seldom video-taped. Shipp also sits on the Gulf Fisheries Management Council, and has been a strong opponent of the demolitions.

“It’s a double whammy,” Shipp said, “Not only are we killing a lot of snapper, but we’re also destroying their habitat.”

The old rigs are an eye-sore, but under the surface, they’ve developed into artificial reefs with rich coral habitats. On some of the older rigs, those habitats have grown over the course of 30 to 40 years.

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1 posted on 02/10/2013 8:34:31 PM PST by Vob
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To: Vob

Now this makes sense

The last time I went to a seafood restaurant, I asked the waitress how fresh was her red snapper was and she slapped me!


2 posted on 02/10/2013 8:38:02 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: Vob
so why aren't the fish scooped up and brought to market???
3 posted on 02/10/2013 8:45:33 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Vob

and wind mills were going to be good for the environment yet they have killed countless thousands of eagles, condors, hawks, and falcons. Liberals just can’t understand the concept of “unintended consequences”.


4 posted on 02/10/2013 8:57:51 PM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: Vob

The law of “good” intentions


5 posted on 02/10/2013 9:09:52 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: Chode

Chode~~:” so why aren’t the fish scooped up and brought to market??? “

Makes too much common sense ~ that’s inapropriate for this restrictive regieme .
The dead fish are considered property of the Fed / NOAA/ Gulf Councils (Fed appointed Council).
The dead fish will be wasted ~ allowed to rot, or feed the crabs.
The Fed / NOAA / Gulf Councils are about CONTROL , not about concern for fisheries .


6 posted on 02/10/2013 9:14:47 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (When deadly force is seconds away ,... police are only 8 minutes away)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
but of course... what was i thinking???
7 posted on 02/10/2013 9:39:24 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Vob

Reminds me of a joke:
A girl went out with a bunch of guys on a fishing trip.
When asked how she did, her reply was. “I came home with only a Red Snapper” ;)


8 posted on 02/10/2013 9:39:53 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Chode

A few years back a bridge was blown to make way for a new one on 90 across the Rigolets. The locals lined their boats up and after the bridge was blown and the all clear was sounded the boats moved in and the people grabbed as many fish as they could. A lot of money was made that day with not a lot of work.


9 posted on 02/10/2013 9:48:45 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell
good for them... why waste the fish
10 posted on 02/11/2013 6:16:58 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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