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Old 04-06-2018, 01:54 PM   #1
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Check out, "Bluefin", a Ch. 28 special!

...As part of KCET channel 28's "Earth Focus" series on the west coast, a special program on giant Bluefin will air on April 11th, 9 p.m. pacific time....filmed in HD, some unusual behavior of these animals will be shown.
... The Earth Focus series is well worth watching, as it presents the most current science and info on changes taking place on earth and the ocean.
...For more info, click on "kcet.org/earthfocuspresents"
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:31 PM   #2
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Re: Check out, "Bluefin", a Ch. 28 special!

Thank you Bob
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:19 PM   #3
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You're awesome Bob
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Old 04-09-2018, 06:35 PM   #4
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Re: Check out, "Bluefin", a Ch. 28 special!

niiiiiice... thanks for the heads up
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Re: Check out, "Bluefin", a Ch. 28 special!

It is strange. Being a big ole' fish killer, and I love to shoot tuna and can't wait to shoot more blue fin this year, it still made me feel sad for the species and the attitudes of the fishermen decimating their own livelihood made them look greedy, uneducated, clueless and in complete denial of the realty that is right in their faces.
Also when you fight a large fish their acid levels rise to a point where many cannot recover from the stress and die just because of the fight. So the catch and release of these fish is actually taking a huge toll that is not calculable by any means.
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Re: Check out, "Bluefin", a Ch. 28 special!

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It is strange. Being a big ole' fish killer, and I love to shoot tuna and can't wait to shoot more blue fin this year, it still made me feel sad for the species and the attitudes of the fishermen decimating their own livelihood made them look greedy, uneducated, clueless and in complete denial of the realty that is right in their faces.
Also when you fight a large fish their acid levels rise to a point where many cannot recover from the stress and die just because of the fight. So the catch and release of these fish is actually taking a huge toll that is not calculable by any means.
I mean... it's a show called "Bluefin" that's part of a series called "Earth Focus."
It's propaganda. The bluefin has become the marquee "endangered" fish, to the point where 99.9% of random people, mostly those who couldn't pick a bluefin out of a lineup, know that it's an "endangered fish." When you see a TV show about bluefin, you can be certain what it's going to say, because the only reason anyone has an interest in this fish is because they think there's five in existence and a piece of their sushi costs a million dollars.


The environmentalists are largely driven by a philosophical view that killing animals is wrong, and largely carry the misguided notion that renewable resources should be in pristine condition. Their goal is to keep people from killing animals, using resources, or spend too much time in nature (where we don't belong) touching anything.

The more they can trick people into thinking the world is ending and everything's going extinct, the more people will join them, fund them, or vote for the measures they push (with the aim of hurting us.) It's not in their interest to show the bluefin's recovery, or the establishment of stricter quotas almost worldwide, or the tremendous recovery of southern bluefin in recent years -- it's in their interest to make people think they're dwindling and the fishermen are stupid, greedy people who won't stop unless we force them.


As for the catch and release, I completely agree. Tuna are not a C&R species.
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:34 AM   #7
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Re: Check out, "Bluefin", a Ch. 28 special!

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I mean... it's a show called "Bluefin" that's part of a series called "Earth Focus."
It's propaganda. The bluefin has become the marquee "endangered" fish, to the point where 99.9% of random people, mostly those who couldn't pick a bluefin out of a lineup, know that it's an "endangered fish." When you see a TV show about bluefin, you can be certain what it's going to say, because the only reason anyone has an interest in this fish is because they think there's five in existence and a piece of their sushi costs a million dollars.


The environmentalists are largely driven by a philosophical view that killing animals is wrong, and largely carry the misguided notion that renewable resources should be in pristine condition. Their goal is to keep people from killing animals, using resources, or spend too much time in nature (where we don't belong) touching anything.

The more they can trick people into thinking the world is ending and everything's going extinct, the more people will join them, fund them, or vote for the measures they push (with the aim of hurting us.) It's not in their interest to show the bluefin's recovery, or the establishment of stricter quotas almost worldwide, or the tremendous recovery of southern bluefin in recent years -- it's in their interest to make people think they're dwindling and the fishermen are stupid, greedy people who won't stop unless we force them.


As for the catch and release, I completely agree. Tuna are not a C&R species.
Do you have any scientific facts to back up your "opinion"
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Re: Check out, "Bluefin", a Ch. 28 special!

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I mean... it's a show called "Bluefin" that's part of a series called "Earth Focus."
It's propaganda. The bluefin has become the marquee "endangered" fish, to the point where 99.9% of random people, mostly those who couldn't pick a bluefin out of a lineup, know that it's an "endangered fish." When you see a TV show about bluefin, you can be certain what it's going to say, because the only reason anyone has an interest in this fish is because they think there's five in existence and a piece of their sushi costs a million dollars.


The environmentalists are largely driven by a philosophical view that killing animals is wrong, and largely carry the misguided notion that renewable resources should be in pristine condition. Their goal is to keep people from killing animals, using resources, or spend too much time in nature (where we don't belong) touching anything.

The more they can trick people into thinking the world is ending and everything's going extinct, the more people will join them, fund them, or vote for the measures they push (with the aim of hurting us.) It's not in their interest to show the bluefin's recovery, or the establishment of stricter quotas almost worldwide, or the tremendous recovery of southern bluefin in recent years -- it's in their interest to make people think they're dwindling and the fishermen are stupid, greedy people who won't stop unless we force them.


As for the catch and release, I completely agree. Tuna are not a C&R species.
I think what you are saying is that the Bluefin populations are growing. Would love to hear more about this.
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Re: Check out, "Bluefin", a Ch. 28 special!

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I mean... it's a show called "Bluefin" that's part of a series called "Earth Focus."
It's propaganda. The bluefin has become the marquee "endangered" fish, to the point where 99.9% of random people, mostly those who couldn't pick a bluefin out of a lineup, know that it's an "endangered fish." When you see a TV show about bluefin, you can be certain what it's going to say, because the only reason anyone has an interest in this fish is because they think there's five in existence and a piece of their sushi costs a million dollars.


The environmentalists are largely driven by a philosophical view that killing animals is wrong, and largely carry the misguided notion that renewable resources should be in pristine condition. Their goal is to keep people from killing animals, using resources, or spend too much time in nature (where we don't belong) touching anything.

The more they can trick people into thinking the world is ending and everything's going extinct, the more people will join them, fund them, or vote for the measures they push (with the aim of hurting us.) It's not in their interest to show the bluefin's recovery, or the establishment of stricter quotas almost worldwide, or the tremendous recovery of southern bluefin in recent years -- it's in their interest to make people think they're dwindling and the fishermen are stupid, greedy people who won't stop unless we force them.


As for the catch and release, I completely agree. Tuna are not a C&R species.

Reality check: Blue Fin stocks are not in recovery.

Southern Blue Fin are not on the rebound. They just migrated back into our waters from wherever they went for the last 50 plus years.

I have been fishing and diving these waters for over 40 years and just last year had my first sightings and landings of Blue Fin Tuna.
My father was a long time member of the Avalon Tuna Club. I have had close up first hand studies of the history of Blue Fin Tuna and it's history in Southern California with this club being the authority on the matter.
Believe me when I tell you the species is in trouble.
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Old 04-13-2018, 03:31 PM   #10
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Re: Check out, "Bluefin", a Ch. 28 special!

If 90% of the fish population is taken by commercial fishermen and 9% is taken by the hook and line guys and 1% taken by spearos, doesn't it make sense to cut down on the commercial guys first? Ya, I know. Jobs. But we need to do a better job on making sure there are fish for the next generation.
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Re: Check out, "Bluefin", a Ch. 28 special!

Wicked Tuna aired an episode where the Wicked Pissah Captain stated “for $50, anyone can get a commercial license and fish tuna.”
Deminishing resource and increased publicity on how easy it is to get in on it! Uneducated... well?
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