Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Fish Will Die

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has closed 46,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico to fishing. Readers of this blog should be familiar with the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument. The area closed to fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is four times as large as the area closed to fishing in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Fishermen are understandably upset and expect that they will have to travel further out to catch the same amount of fish they are used to catching. A commercial fisherman is quoted on CNN as saying, ""The fish will move. They have fins. They will travel."

I disagree. The fish will die.

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