Discussion in '☋ Diving and Marine Life ☋' started by anotherdane, Nov 16, 2008.
That is cool!
There are some fishing resorts in the Philippines anyway. :-)
yesterday i purchased some freshly caught shark .....beautiful thick fillets.....as an Australian this has made me very very happy.My Filipino wife cooked up the fillets in oil and I peeled the spuds which I then cut into chip size......result.....fish n chips Australian style in Dumaguete......and as good as anything I have had in Australia
What kind of shark was it?
Personally I would not purchase any shark for consumption. They are being seriously over-fished world wide and they are becoming endangered. This is mostly the result of the Japanese hunger for sharkfin soup and in my opinion, there are lots of other fish to eat without contributing to another problem. Now I know that just 1 shark/fish or any other animal losing its life is not generally significant to a population. But just 1 fish multiplied by thousands or millions such "just 1 fish" instances IS a/the problem.
Fishing has been apart of my life every sense I was old enough to carry the bait bucket for my father. My father taught me "catch and release" of smaller fish. I have seen the law's of fishing on the gulf coast change over the years to protect and grow the population of many species of marine life, and it has worked. Most of the funds to do this are paid by fishermen in the form of fishing permit's. Hopefully the Philippines government will take action and preserve the fishery's for the future. Allot of folks say "Just outlaw fishing". I would disagree with that sort of action. Education is the key. And being apart of the solution not the problem.
hey chief...many years ago dynamite fishing was very rampant just outside of dumaguete coast..i believe it has ease a bit but this method is still in practice with some local villages..
I'm with you when it comes to marine conservation..
Ignorance is Bliss
We are decimating the shark population and when one dives it is very rare now to see shark..they serve a very useful purpose in the food chain and we will suffer the consequences I am sure.
Obviously you don't care and revel in the thought of eating the meat of these beautiful creatures...my only consolation is that you probably got a nice heavy dose of mercury, lead and cadmium for your sins!