View single post by Hook
 Posted: Wed Aug 16th, 2017 12:38 am
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Joined: Wed Oct 26th, 2005
Location: Mexico
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The explosion of the Humboldt squid were probably due to the commercials taking their natural predators in large numbers. Maybe sharks, maybe large tunas. Then, the commercials took large numbers of the Humboldt squid. Now, they are rare here. It could be cyclical........but the actions of the commercials are, too. They overfish whatever is available.

Nothing much of commercial value is left except for billfish. For one of the rare times, I agree with Vince. The billfish are probably next. They have removed the dorado, the sharks, the large tunas, the totuava, etc.

Or maybe, with the recent resurgence of the tortugas, they will go after those, again. Why not? There is no enforcement to speak of.