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    Well I am just going by my own experience of them. On American TV, they play rock music and show them catching fish as extreme sport. They use all sorts of sensor devices and so on that totally eliminates any sort of skill.

    If they do help fish environments, then that is fine, but is there any real reason why they need to act so 'American' about it?
    So American? Look, I like Canada and think most Canadians are good freedom loving people so I don't want to insult the whole commonwealth.But from where I sit, it sounds like you think Canadian interests are so much more "pure" than American ones. That is because you are unfamiliar with what it means to be "Canadian" to us Alaskans here lately.

    Have you ever heard of:
    Northern Dynasty Ltd.
    1020 - 800 West Pender Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Canada V6C 2V6

    Telephone: (604) 684-6365
    Facsimile: (604) 684-8092
    Toll Free: 1-800 667-2114

    Northern Dynasty, a nasty Canadian company, tried to start a large strip mine here in Alaska last year called Pebble Mine. Pebble Mine threatens clean water and safe, renewable fisheries for the residents of my state.

    The mine was opposed from many different kinds of people of my state, but most of all from the fishermen that depend on the fish to live. This mine was going to be owned by Canadians (who don't have to obey our American laws against polluting our streams and rivers) and the puppet masters of Canada....that is to say British mining interests in the company of Anglo-American plc.

    This mine is opposed by many people, but the loudest protests come from commercial fisherman and subsistance users of the Bristol Bay fishery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zimobog View Post
    So American? Look, I like Canada and think most Canadians are good freedom loving people so I don't want to insult the whole commonwealth.But from where I sit, it sounds like you think Canadian interests are so much more "pure" than American ones. That is because you are unfamiliar with what it means to be "Canadian" to us Alaskans here lately.

    Have you ever heard of:
    Northern Dynasty Ltd.
    1020 - 800 West Pender Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Canada V6C 2V6

    Telephone: (604) 684-6365
    Facsimile: (604) 684-8092
    Toll Free: 1-800 667-2114

    Northern Dynasty, a nasty Canadian company, tried to start a large strip mine here in Alaska last year called Pebble Mine. Pebble Mine threatens clean water and safe, renewable fisheries for the residents of my state.

    The mine was opposed from many different kinds of people of my state, but most of all from the fishermen that depend on the fish to live. This mine was going to be owned by Canadians (who don't have to obey our American laws against polluting our streams and rivers) and the puppet masters of Canada....that is to British mining interests in the company of Anglo-American plc.

    This mine is opposed by many people, but the loudest protests come from commercial fisherman and subsitance users of the Bristol Bay fishery.
    I never defended Canada at all. Infact, I said they were the problem.

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    There are real differences to Sport fishing and game fishing, With sport fishing the aim is to return the fish to their spawning ground as quickly and humanely as possible. (After some photo's of course!)
    And the purpose of this is?

    If they want to do that, then they can go play a video game or something. Annoying fish is stupid.
    The purpose is the thrill of the hunt but without the depletion of the stock, taking a specimen fish from the water for the sport of it. A number of fish at least in this country are bred specificly for the purpose of sport fishing

    The biggest dangers to fish in recent times have come from Predators.. such as Otter and Kormorant, also pollution. As anglers we pay money to the environmental agency for a fishing liscence, the bulk of this money is put back into care of the fish and their environment.

    I can certainly respect your views on the welfare of the fish however a Microsoft Fishing simulator would IMO not be able to replace the motivations and joys of sport fishing.
    Last edited by Rightpath; Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at 11:43 PM. Reason: Addition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kogen View Post
    Well I am just going by my own experience of them. On American TV, they play rock music and show them catching fish as extreme sport. They use all sorts of sensor devices and so on that totally eliminates any sort of skill.
    I have friends who sport fish and use such things which are expensive and good for the economy as they are mostly made in the US. It does not eliminate the skill involved it just lets know where the fish are at in large lakes.

    If they do help fish environments, then that is fine, but is there any real reason why they need to act so 'American' about it?
    Well, maybe because they are Americans!



    And the purpose of this is?

    If they want to do that, then they can go play a video game or something. Annoying fish is stupid.
    They like to be outdoors. Since in the case of Large Mouth Bass their number one target. It used to be that they kept the fish and had it mounted as a trophy. Now most of them measure the fish and take pictures and have it reproduced for a trophy. The size and number of Large Mouth Bass have increased because of this.

    Large Mouth Bass are a predator fish and lakes with good healthy fish populations are now more balanced because the sport angler practices catch and release.

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    My dad used to fish, both grandfathers, all of my cousins, uncles too. As for me, I'm not big on eating fish and catching them just to put them back is.. well, kind of pointless... A waste of time, but that's just my opinion

    As to the whole thing, I think that if you fish for food not endangering species - that's fine. After all, fish is healthier than meat and killing a fish is somewhat less cruel than killing a cow. Meat industry requires lots of resources: land, water etc.
    the highest wheat consumption (623 kg per capita) was in Denmark, but most of this (81%) was for animal feed
    so fish seems a more sustainable source of food

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    Regardless of my views on animal cruelty it does not apply to reptiles and I enjoy chopping their heads off.

    I grew up in the Midwest and we had a bass boat and literally went out to the reservoirs every week from ages 5-8. Later we had a few trips to Erie and Michigan including catching some giant salmon in Lake Michigan, but down riggers are not my thing. We also had a trip to Canada as a teenager no electric no plumbing no contact for a week trolling for pike. I caught virtually nothing that trip nothing.

    I have not been fishing in 20 years.

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    I used to fish trout with my grandfather as a child and teenager. It made me proud to help providing food to my family. We always fished responsibly, respecting the law and fishing quotas and eating the fish we caught.

    I do not see fishing as cruel or wrong as long as it is sustainable and the caught fish are eaten.

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    Fishing is cool, as long as you put the fish back into the water after you take a picture of it, and if you really make a conscious effort not to damage to the fish in the process. I would not recommend eating the fish you catch, especially big mature fish, because ALL fish contain mercury from factories all around the world. Strangely enough, even farm-raised fish are tainted with mercury.

    So, my advice, go ahead and fish but don't eat what you catch. I read about a guy who became paralyzed after developing mercury poisoning from eating the fish he caught in a lake near his home.

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    I used to fish all the time with my dad and grandpa, until he passed away. But fishing is still one of my favorite pastimes. Of course, I don't see any harm in fishing, only if you plan on eating or putting back what you catch.

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    Teleost fishes lack the brain structure with which we feel pain, however they can percieve other distress like suffocation. I guess its also possible they might percieve pain by some other mechanism, but it isn't the same as ours.

    I agree anyway that its senseless to kill things for mere sport.

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