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Feb 26, 2021 1:26 AM CST Shark fin soup
AGuyUnique: I'd say a much bigger problem for sharks is the over-fishing that we're doing.
Good point but there are also rules about over fishing. We are in dispute with the E.U over this very subject.handshake
Feb 26, 2021 1:48 PM CST Shark fin soup
Tiger_Moth: Hi epirb,

My post was not anti shark fishing in general otherwise as a fish eater that would make me a hypocrite

This plundering and destruction of any sharks in our oceans getting out of hand. especially using one part of the fish then leaving it to die , hence the laws to protect endangered species.

I agree with the farming .We farm salmon etc so why not sharks though due to their size this might not be practical.
Laws will not stop it , only thing that stops a comercial activity is the lack of return . That is where the farming would step in , to undermine the wild catch . Most of the wild catch would be small sharks rather than the 18 footers , so would farmed shark .Its bulldust that fins make the best soup rather than the tail or nose , that would be perception . If the pink can be put back into farmed salmon so can the taste be put back into a shark fin or any other shark body part of any age . NZ farms deer by the million , deer industry is very careful to maintain the "feral fiction" for marketing . Farmed deer pretty much killed the wild deer recovery industry , 20 years later wild deer are a problem , prior to the 90's wild deer had been hunted to very low numbers Same market dynamic would work for shark . While I'm sitting here the local fishing competition is on this weekend , few years ago it used to be called the Akitio Shark Hunt , not any more , not very PC .
Feb 26, 2021 2:03 PM CST Shark fin soup
epirb: Laws will not stop it , only thing that stops a comercial activity is the lack of return . That is where the farming would step in , to undermine the wild catch . Most of the wild catch would be small sharks rather than the 18 footers , so would farmed shark .Its bulldust that fins make the best soup rather than the tail or nose , that would be perception . If the pink can be put back into farmed salmon so can the taste be put back into a shark fin or any other shark body part of any age . NZ farms deer by the million , deer industry is very careful to maintain the "feral fiction" for marketing . Farmed deer pretty much killed the wild deer recovery industry , 20 years later wild deer are a problem , prior to the 90's wild deer had been hunted to very low numbers Same market dynamic would work for shark . While I'm sitting here the local fishing competition is on this weekend , few years ago it used to be called the Akitio Shark Hunt , not any more , not very PC .
Thanks for an informative opinion epirb ,all logical and factual.handshake
Feb 26, 2021 2:18 PM CST Shark fin soup
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Tiger_Moth: Thanks for an informative opinion epirb ,all logical and factual.
What he says is true in essence, it just ignores the extreme cruelty in chopping sharks fins off and throwing them backprofessor
Feb 26, 2021 2:28 PM CST Shark fin soup
tomcatty: What he says is true in essence, it just ignores the extreme cruelty in chopping sharks fins off and throwing them back
As he says if the demand wasn't there then the supply would dry up, so he hasn't ignored the issue completely.
Feb 26, 2021 2:34 PM CST Shark fin soup
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Tiger_Moth: As he says if the demand wasn't there then the supply would dry up, so he hasn't ignored the issue completely.
I suppose you could use that as an excuse for many cruel activities, like killing elephants for their tusks.
Feb 26, 2021 3:28 PM CST Shark fin soup
tomcatty: I suppose you could use that as an excuse for many cruel activities, like killing elephants for their tusks.
Good old China and Thailand keep that illegal trade alive unfortunately ,same as China for the rhino horn .

very mad
Feb 27, 2021 1:41 PM CST Shark fin soup
How about sharks biting off a human leg? seems almost the same as cutting off a sharksfin to me. So it's kill or be killed.
Feb 27, 2021 1:51 PM CST Shark fin soup
PeKaatje: How about sharks biting off a human leg? seems almost the same as cutting off a sharksfin to me. So it's kill or be killed.
Seems you are determined to be pedantic over the subject in general. Comparing Shark attacks on humans which average about 80 to 100 per year and the comparison of the destruction of 80 to 100 million sharks per year is totally unbalanced don't you thinksigh

Most shark attacks on humans are due to mistaken identity. Observations proved that surfers on surfboards resemble the image of a sea lion a sea turtle or a seal when seen from the bottom of the ocean, making sharks curious to test the prey.

You either find this acceptable or you don't. Simples.
Feb 27, 2021 2:16 PM CST Shark fin soup
tomcatty: I suppose you could use that as an excuse for many cruel activities, like killing elephants for their tusks.
Farming of elephants has been done both behind wire and free range . Gallagher Electric Fence Systems supplied the power units to South Africa early 1980's for the behind wire farming of them . One of the biggest missteps was stopping the ivory trade as it stopped the legal trade while the poaching trade continues .
Feb 27, 2021 7:03 PM CST Shark fin soup
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Feb 27, 2021 7:04 PM CST Shark fin soup
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