View single post by RobinF
 Posted: Tue Dec 4th, 2012 04:41 am
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Joined: Thu Dec 2nd, 2010
Location: South Africa
Posts: 544
Seine netting or treknetting has been around a long time. It's is an old method of fishing that results in a massive amount of bycatch (lots of smaller fish and or 'other' fish that are not intended to be caught). These fish very often die during the netting process. The environmental impact on an area where this takes place is devastating as so much 'unintended' species are caught. The government has many a time considered banning this type of fishing, but has never done it. Recently the Vetches Beach/Pier seine netters illegally caught and slaughtered more than 115 Garrick. So this topic has flared up again at senior level, so this post is very relevant. Please vote!