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Coelacanth threatened by fishing fleets


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 02:47 PM

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After surviving for millions of years, the coelacanth is threatened by commercial fishing fleets. It is not every day that you come face to face with a dinosaur dating back 400 million years, but for the fishermen in Kigombe on Tanzania's northern coast it has become almost routine.

In the middle of Kigombe, a village of simple huts on this breathtaking edge of the Indian Ocean, a young fisherman stood proudly before a large green plastic container.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 10:29 PM

NO! Why do people do this? Why catch these wonderful fish? We MUST save this prehistoric fish! Long live Coelacanth!

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 10:35 PM

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NO! Why do people do this? Why catch these wonderful fish? We MUST save this prehistoric fish! Long live Coelacanth!


It's their living... hmm.gif I do agree we should do more to save the fish.

I do wonder how scientists esimate the number of fish per species in that area though.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:21 PM

This fish should be preserved for scientific study. But of course, uneducated villagers wouldn't know about that.





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