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Uncertain Fishing Season Ahead For San Diego-Based Boats


San Diego fisheries for many species have been fished to near death, and that the MPAs are desperately trying to save the species. Overfishing in the past and today is what is hurting the fishing industry, not the restriction of areas allowed for fishing. Often people catch a lot of fish along rich shores, then price of those fish fall, so fisherman must catch more fish to make ends meet. This just exacerbates the problem and leads to a spiral down the trophic levels. The broadcast makes MPAs sound like they hurt fishing more than they help the fish; MPAs are a necessary and are welcomed by most fishermen to help the survival of an industry. La Jolla has been an Underwater Park since the early 1970's and is a great refuge for fish species and dive site for ocean enthusiests! Great to hear about MPAs knowing its reaching the public though!

May 1, 2012 at 11:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )