Subject: SQUID CRISIS!
Date: 09 Jan 1997 00:00:00 GMT
From: "Myrkury" <MyRK@VOICENET.com>
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From the Inquirer (not the "E"nquirer) "Food Watch" article by Marc
"A GIANT SQUID HUNGER
Call it a creepy coincidence. Coveted by new markets in China and
voracious yuppies gobbling calamari in America, squid has soared past
salmon to become the leading commercial fish species in California. But
with no catch limits on squid, the San Jose Mercury News says experts are
worried about a repeat of California's worst overfishing disaster -- the
collapse of the sardines in the 40s in the waters off Monterey's Cannery
WOW how many times can you be wrong in a 1 and 1/2 inch collumn...
1. China is a net squid exporter.
2. Yuppies haven't gobbled anything since their tragic overfishing in the
3. Squid consumption has increased, but not as rapidly as the overall
consumption of seafood.
4. Salmon is not the leading Commercial fish of California, it is the #1
eaten fish by total dollar value consumed, in california and everywhere
else. Tuna is the #1 fish in California by value of the catch and
mackerell/herring are number one by weight.
5. There are no catch limits on squid, but they are regulated and
monitored by the fisheries agencies responsible for regulating other fish
harvests. There are no limits because squid are extraordinarily abundant.
Squid reproduce prodigiously and are only worth fishing in densely
populated (squid poulation that is) area leaving the other 99.98% of the
ocean's surface for happy little squids to boink their brains out.
6. The failure of the sardine fishery was due to changes in the water
temperature around estuaries as a result of humans changing the volume of
water flowing into them from rivers diverted for agriculture. The girl
sardines don't ovulate unless the temperature is just so. Squids will
LIES LIES LIES! I am quite sure that MOST of what you read in the
newspaper is just about as accurate. Clearly a CON trick to try to cause
us to divert or divide our Prairie Squid preservation efforts.
Service me now