Ethics RE: [GCFINET] Wanted: Rules & Regulations Fishing Charters that work

Ethics RE: [GCFINET] Wanted: Rules & Regulations Fishing Charters that work

Author: 
Sarah Frias-Torres
Perhaps this will be a good time to consider the ethics of sport fishing, as Bonaire is gearing up to set rules and regulations for fishing charters.
In its most benign form, sport fishing involves catch and release. This is all associated with a joyful and fun experience for the fishers.
However, we must remember that fish feel pain. During the "catch" phase, the fish is fighting for its life. Pain and suffering are involved. This can last for 1-5 hours depending on the species. The "release" phase occurs once the fish is at such stress level, that survival of [...]

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