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To: UnklGene
At present, some Norwegian fishermen have been granted seasonal licences to catch the Kamchatka crab but stiff regulations on the size of the boat used and other criteria mean they are few in number.

Aasmund Bjordal, of the Department of Marine Resources in the western Norwegian town of Bergen, said: "We're between two policies. One is to get rid of the crabs. The other is to manage it as a fishing resource.

How typically socialist. With their stupid permits and "criteria" (probably 5 or 600 pages of regulations), they're stopping the natural predators (man) from taking care of the problem. They can't see a gold mine while they're tripping over the nuggets.

Stand back and let the fishing enterprises come in with large boats, harvesting equipment, and a large freezer plant. They'll ship 'em all over the world at bargain prices, and soon have the seafloor all nice and peaceful again. Sustained fishing should keep the numbers down enough for the other fish to replenish themselves.

Idiots. And now I'm hungry. I LOVE crab. Zatarain's Crab Boil, couple of bay leaves, my big 4 gallon lobster kettle, a pair of pliers, nutmeat pickers, and LOTS of butter melted and clarified. Put a big pile of napkins in the middle of the kitchen table and STAND BACK!

Isn't me - it's some lucky Dutchman. Wish it were me.

37 posted on 02/28/2004 10:03:38 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . sed, ut scis, quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?. . .)
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To: AnAmericanMother
Isn't me - it's some lucky Dutchman. Wish it were me.

I bet AnAmericanFather is pretty glad it's not.
96 posted on 02/28/2004 12:19:34 PM PST by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I shall defend to the death your right to stick it)
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Daaaaaam he looks like one of those people I make fun of in the buffets, going for fourth and fifth plates of crablegs!
100 posted on 02/28/2004 12:26:31 PM PST by cyborg
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