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  • Trout Fishing In A River
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    Catch and Release Over the years, people have enjoyed the many types of fishing the world has to offer. Some people do it for tournaments, some for the sport and most of us for pleasure. It is hard to say when someone decided to pick up a willow and tie a piece of string to it with a hook and bait, but for some reason it has grown into a magnificent pastime. The type of fishing technologies that we have today would be a surprising site to some of the very first anglers. In all the fun of angling...
  • Killing Of Dolphins By Tuna Boats
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    Dolphins There are many differences between Dolphins and Porpoises. People might think that the two are the same mammal, but they are not. Dolphins have cone-shaped teeth and porpoises have spade-shape teeth. The easiest way to tell them apart is that the porpoise is smaller in size and is broader across the back. Dolphins are classified in the Delphinidae species and there are thirty to fifty different kinds of species in this family (Minasian 204). The Porpoises are classified under the Phoceo...
  • Catches Of Other Commercial Fish In Addition
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    Fishing COMMERCIAL FISHING Commercial fishing is a worldwide enterprise that involves the capture of marine and freshwater fish and shellfish and their preparation for market. Fishing equipment ranges from small boats whose nets are cast and hauled in by hand to factory ships equipped with the most advanced technologies for finding, harvesting, and preparing huge amounts of fish. These large catches are very costly, however, not only in the price of their equipment and fuel, but also in the depl...
  • Ban On The Use Of Gill Nets
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    In July of 1995, Florida put into effect a new law banning the use of gill nets in all inshore water of Florida. The law contained two significant provisions: 1) some non-gill nets would be allowed, but maximum size would now be limited to 500 square feet; and 2) unemployment compensation would be available to affected netters through a 20 million dollar fund set aside to purchase the nets that would be made obsolete (Stearns, par. 5). This ban on nets has led to a dramatic comeback for a variet...
  • Their Hands In The Piranha Tank
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    PIRANHA Did you know that there are at least twenty-five different kinds of piranhas Most have deep flat bodies, range in color from olive green to blue black, and have red orange bellies. The most dangerous of the species have large very sharp teeth, the upper and lower set which fit perfectly together. These remarkable fishes have other characteristics which enhance their biting ability. Their lower jaws are sturdy and they swing shut at an angle that gives maximum leverage. Their deep flat bo...
  • Ko And Sun
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    The Gold Fish And The Fisherman Once upon a time there was an old man named 'Ko'. Ko was a fifty-year old fisherman. He liked children very much but unfortunately he and his wife Jean did not have any of their own. Sometimes he felt quite lonely at home. Ko and Jean lived close to the harbour. One thing that Ko did not like about Jean was her temper. Very often she yelled at him for no reason at all. One morning while Ko was still sleeping Jean yelled at him, "Wake up! Its very late now. You sho...

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