Bye, bye Perlie

October 25, 2007 at 1:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

It’s by time they decided to stop all perlemoen fishing. Now catching poachers should be so much easier because nobody should have wild perlemoen with them.

It’s sad that they had to reach the point of extinction before anything is done. But I guess that’s just reflective of the attitudes we have to green issues.

I remember as a kid my dad and his brothers would dive and bring back crayfish, perlemoen, mussels and a few fish (caught, not dived for obviously). It was great standing around a potjie or braai with the delectable seafood.

But even before it became a legal requirement, they’d throw back the small ones. Who wants to eat mini perlemoen or mini crayfish anyway? If we don’t do something about the ocean being raped now my grandkids will never know what any of those things are. How sad is that!

Let’s hope this is just the beginning of a new way of looking after our environment.


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