Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fishing is a BLAST!

I came across an article on Dynamite Fishing. Basically, you throw a stick of the red into an area populated by fish, and bam! All of the impacted fish float to the surface, stunned from the experience. You can read about it here. Not only is this dangerous, it also kills an unnecessary number of fish who sink to the bottom. Sometimes, their air bladders are ruptured and then sink (die) rather than float (die anyway from the gill-seeking pescatarian). But better the fish go to good use than waste on the floor or the lake, creek, or ocean. The other area, for ocean dynamite fishing, are the coral reefs. Sometimes, fishermen use dynamite to release snags on coral (with their fishing nets). Dynamite Fishing is scary business. Don't try this at home.