Re: NANFA-- Exotic Removal -Swans vs Snakeheads

Bruce Stallsmith (
Fri, 12 Sep 2003 22:09:51 -0400

The article by Myers and Worm in a recent issue of the journal Nature
presents their analysis of the decline of large, predatory fishes in the
world oceans as the result of human fishing pressures. The article is
controversial to many professional fisheries biologists, who feel that the
data analysis is sloppy and twisted to support a predetermined political
point. But that's really splitting hairs... I don't see an overwhelming
difference between, say, 75% depletion and 90% depletion. Fisheries modelers
are a odd group...

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Harry Knaub" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- Exotic Removal -Swans vs Snakeheads
>Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 19:56:48 -0400
>I haven't read the AC article yet,but there was a story recently in
>on this very subject.
>Harry Knaub
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "geoff" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 6:38 PM
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- Exotic Removal -Swans vs Snakeheads
> > Because swans are photogenic.
> >
> > no one will notice that the ugly water plants are gone until the price
> > of their fish dinner goes up,
> >
> > Speaking of fish dinners -
> >
> > I was shocked to read in AC that we have managed to remove 90% of the
> > big saltwater fish from the ocean.
> >
> > Unbelievable.
> >
> > Geoff kimber
> > lexington,KY
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