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 Posted: Wed Dec 5th, 2012 07:28 am
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RobinF wrote: Hi JB2,

Your point is very valid, and I see what your saying. Thank you for that reply.

There is 'method in my madness' with this poll, it's stirs up emotion and it allows us to see both sides. As you can see we have both supporters and non-supporters voting, and that in itself is positive. It's important for us as fishing community to share thoughts and ideas to promote sustainable fishing and prevent the destruction of our resources. The fact is that I am against that form of fishing, but it still exists. I am very interested to see how many other people share my views and those that don't.

I am not on a witch hunt with this poll, it's a very interesting and emotional topic and the results will be of intense interest to me and others. It's a good topic. The fact is the poll could be in favour of keeping Seine Netting, I have no control over the results. 


Hi Robin

I am worried about your suggestion of stirring up emotion. I would hope that fisheries management decisions are made coldly and dispassionately.

It would be a huge help if you could let us know how the DAFF scientists view the KZN fishery.

Has there been a change in policy in recent years?

Where netters previously confined to sardines? Is their current authorisation a permanent allocation or is it something more tenuous?

Was the change in policy made contrary to scientific advice?

I don't know the answers but those are some of the questions that I would ask if I wanted to start "krapping" properly. (nudge, nudge wink, wink ;-) )

You posted a link to Dr. Lamberth's email in another thread. Have you asked him these questions yet?