Good day on the tuna boats

Hard to say who was happier with the catch from a few local boats yesterday: the fishermen or the seagulls. The southern bluefin tuna is an impressive-looking fish and the size of these fillets give you an idea of how big the whole fish was.

I have a natural dislike of tuna fishing and avoid eating it, after reading all the horror stories about overfishing of many tuna species by the mega trawlers – but at the level shown above, it’s the closest to being sustainable you could get, aside from a total ban of course.


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Posted on May 30, 2012, in fishing, Great Ocean Road, photography, Warrnambool and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Personally, I understand where you’re coming from with your distain for overfishing. However, I do feel that with the proper respect and balance, we can still eat fish or meat and sustain a healthy balance. There’s enough for everyone’s needs on this planet, but not enough for their greed. Love your pics and your genuine concern for sealife. Keep em coming! 🙂

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