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I just happened to catch it flipping thru and it was talking about the move from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The dirty jobs guy was narrating some dicovery channel,but back to the fish. These guys took a school of approx. 7000 fish in one fell swoop, and when you see the size of some of them beasts. Now imagine that happening over and over. I know a guy has to make a living but damn thats working youself right out of a job.
 

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I like all the tuna shows. They do make you uneasy but i think any little bit of info i can get will help to understand the fish and try to adapt it to fishing. And hopefully find and catch the fish.

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Airplane & Purse Seiners

Kind of tough to adapt those methods.
 

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Even if the Australion"s do figure out how to farm them on land, or so call "make them". It takes 16 pounds of bait to fatin a tuna one pound. The oceans will be robed of bait to feed the farm raised ones, and there will nothing left for the "wild'' tuna to forage on. Unless they can find fish food to sustain their diet, The way the world is goin, it wont be long before they are all but gone.
 

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The big thing I got out of this show was the fact that the Hunting and gathering of wild animals is not sustainable.
DUH? No Kidding!
So the race is on to see who can get the most till it ends.
Forget about your concerns as an angler you are the low man on the totem pole.
Seams like the commercials do not really care about us at all.
It won't stop till the public does something about it. Remember the Chef's of the world stopped putting swordfish on the menus? That is the only thing that really brought them back not anything else. Remember when stripers were toxic and couldn't be sold? So no need to harvest them. That brought them back.
So you want tuna in your future, stop ordering it at restaurants unless it is line caught. I hope this catches on. I have already seen this mentioned in "Bonappite" magazine.
 

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The big thing I got out of this show was the fact that the Hunting and gathering of wild animals is not sustainable.
DUH? No Kidding!
So the race is on to see who can get the most till it ends.
Forget about your concerns as an angler you are the low man on the totem pole.
Seams like the commercials do not really care about us at all.
It won't stop till the public does something about it. Remember the Chef's of the world stopped putting swordfish on the menus? That is the only thing that really brought them back not anything else. Remember when stripers were toxic and couldn't be sold? So no need to harvest them. That brought them back.
So you want tuna in your future, stop ordering it at restaurants unless it is line caught. I hope this catches on. I have already seen this mentioned in "Bonappite" magazine.
Very well said.

And as far as feed farm raised, we can just teach them to eat corn like we have done with salmon.:nuts:
 

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If you remember for the Bluefin that are in that California aquarium. They first fed them squid, then some sort of gel with all their vitamins and nutrients and then gave them the sardines. The workers said the tuna were were fussy about the gel. They know real food!

I was actually amazed by the Bumble Bee Tuna plant, its one thing to read about how much tuna is prcessed, it was something to see the process and speed to which it is done at.
 
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