Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Cod ban destroyed by loophole

Timeline:

-1500 - John Cabot arrives in Canadian waters. He notices that there are so many cod that he could just about grab them out of the ocean with his hands.

-1500 - 1990 - Cod is fished like mad.

-1990-1995 - Cod stocks disappear. An international moratorium is placed on fishing cod. A bunch of Newfies are put out of work, which prompts the government to implement assistance "programs" like the seal hunt (which is later banned and then reinstituted).

-1995-2005 - people can't understand why cod stocks haven't rebounded. Seals are, among other factors, blamed.

-Today - WWF releases a report stating that rogue fishing groups are still catching cod by exploiting some loophole in international fishing laws. If the fishing doesn't stop, the cod is gone forever.

-Next spring - the seal hunt will begin again. 350,000 young seals will be murdered. Cod stocks will continue to fall. Newfies will continue to bitch.

Cod ban destroyed by loophole

1 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

So this is all John Cabot's fault?
Damn you Cabot!
Damn you to hell!

7:26 AM  

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