Friday, February 26, 2010

How's Your Snapper?

Our blog neighbor Bryan at Why Now? has a straight-forward news-and-comment report on the sorry state of the Red Snapper in Gulf waters. It isn't good. The commercial fishing industry wants to make the problem go away by disappearing the fish.

Speaking of Bryan, he's fashioned a new revolving banner for his blog. We like it, especially this one:

1 comment:

Bryan said...

Thanks for the link, I appreciate it.

The guys from Destin who are making all the noise are mostly charter boat guys, not real fishermen, and their clients tend to catch more beer than fish.

BTW, if you see anyone with "red snapper" on the menu, even before the ban, it was another fish 75% of the time. If you didn't catch it yourself, you had a minimal chance of getting real red snapper. Things have been that way for years, and no one admits it.

The Gulf was overfished by the US and Mexico, so what did people think was going to happen? I had a friend who recently died at 90 and fished these waters since his family moved here in the 1930s. He said the fish were gone in the late 1990s, and after 60 years of catching them, he would know.