08 November 2010

Study Shows Pacific Fisheries May Face Collapse By 2035

“Pacific island fisheries face collapse in the next 25 years as overfishing, population growth and climate change threaten one of the region’s main economic resources, a study warned Wednesday.

“The report, published by the Noumea-based Secretariat of the Pacific Community, said the $2-billion-a-year industry was poorly managed, with a lack of coordination among the 22 island nations in the region.”

• Montauk Surf Tournament

“Attila Ozturk, a veteran Montauk caster, said… “One time about six years ago we were fishing. I gave my last bucktail to Toad [Gary Stephens]. It was a black bucktail, rare. I thought I had another one. He caught the winning fish with it,” Mr. Ozturk said, obviously still smarting….”


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