> Dave Robichaud wrote:---------------
> >I keep hearing pro-fishing lobbyists saying "sure we fish 'em down
> pretty hard, but there's never actually been a species that was fished
> to extinction."
> >Does anyone know if this is true? Have there been any species which
> were actually fished to death?
No, it's not true. The Stellar's sea cow (Hydrodamalus gigas) was fished to
extinction within a few years of its first discovery by Europeans.
Dr John Kirkwood
Southern Fisheries Centre
PO Box 76, Deception Bay 4508, Queensland, Australia
Ph: 61 - 7 - 3817 9587 Fax: 61 - 7 - 3817 9555
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