I observed a mullet fishery in Louisiana during breeding season about a
month ago, in which both the males and females had gonads removed and
the rest of the fish were discarded. I was told the flesh was not good
because the fish had been putting all their energy into gonad development.
But still, it seemed very wasteful that the rest of the fish couldn't have
been used for animal feed or something.
1880's: "There's lots of good fish in the sea" W.S. Gilbert
1990's: Many fish stocks depleted due to overfishing, habitat loss,
2000's: Marine reserves, ecosystem restoration, and pollution reduction
MAY help restore populations.
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Judith S. Weis, Professor Department of Biological Sciences
Rutgers University, Newark NJ 07102 [log in to unmask]
Phone: 973 353-5387 FAX 973 353-5518