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Old 09-22-2010, 12:13 PM   #11
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That's what I could find. I assume this is what the fuss is over.

Ok, read the page. I'm not stressing over him. He needs to do some research and I get the dig on spell check. Ironic that he has a business selling snorkel gear and includes trips where he feeds sharks. I will not be writing my congressman about this guy. I agree with removing gill nets so kudos for him. I think the industry should be regulated more heavily.

Cmor, the article you are talking about is that the one where the government has "frozen" corals from around the globe for reintroduction for the "just-in-case" something happens?
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:45 PM   #12
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It's not the worst thing that he has gotten yellow tangs and the moors banned. I read some figure that 200,000 yellow tangs are collected a year for aquariums. And when was the last time you heard of a successful moorish idol being kept long term? It should be harder to purchase some of the animals we do, based purely on the fact that so many ignorant people can walk into a store and scoop up 3 tangs and plop them in a 5g and what do you know, they all die.

Agreed this guy is going about this all the wrong way and to a bit of an extreme, but i do think more attention needs to be paid to what is going on out there.
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:36 PM   #13
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It almost sounds like there should be licenses that are required for buying and/or selling maine aquarium livestock. That could help cut down on idiocy if education is required prior. It would also deter a lot of people away from the hobby, so that may not work... Heck, I'm just thinking out of my butt here, lol.
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I don't like Sponge Bob, why the heck would I want to give someone calling himself Snorkle Bob the time of day?
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:34 PM   #15
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Collectors of wild caught fish have to have a license. Even shop owners have to have a license to operate. It's "cowboy" collectors that are giving this hobby a bad name. "Sponge Bob"... I like that wants the fish all to himself and because he is Big" so he says can tell everybody else what they should or not do.
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UMMm as far as I know yellow tangs and moorish idols are still collected from Hawaii...I see them on the lists all the time The problem is most extremists don't see the forest for the trees, creating chaos instead of creating peaceful alternative solutions. Here's another "extremist" example for you:

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It is still collected on other islands. It is banded on Maui.
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