Humans are destroying ocean life

The plight of these animals (orca) has or is coming home to roost (so to speak).

Humans are destroying ocean life

The plight of these animals (orca) has or is coming home to roost (so to speak).

Man’s interference in a wonderful aquatic life (of which we know so little) is a shameful example of our ‘superior’ part of this planet’s lifeline, most notable being our (Canadian) Department of Fisheries, who, in their wisdom, have allowed a herring fishery (roe) to deplete the food stock that are what allows the salmon to exist. Formerly in huge numbers and in very large sizes, these fish in turn, among other animal life, allowed the orca pods to be a sight to behold.

The DFO having interfered in this natural food chain along with the fishermen who thought that this bonanza would never end are the culprits who now are left holding the bag.

A prime example of knowing everything!

The fishing contests that thrived on this once abundant salmon stock gave the best prizes to the one who caught the largest fish, no need to let that fish go free after recording the weight — smoke it or have a large cookout. This system has or is the reason a salmon weighing over 50 pounds is now a rarity.

We humans, when we are done, will have left very little for those who are left after we depart. Such a great inheritance to leave?

George Manners

Cowichan Bay

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