News | /2008/02/25/

News | /2008/02/25/

There are 14 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Feb 25, 2008, titled News | /2008/02/25/. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Satellite images reveal trawling damage An isle scientist says the fishing style stirs a swath of destruction on shallow sea floors STORY SUMMARY Bottom trawling, a fishing practice that involves dragging a net ...

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ainokea4u

Lihue, HI

#1 Feb 25, 2008
we will kill our selves eventually then, ask why?
Bryant Carvalho

San Diego, CA

#2 Feb 25, 2008
There are limits to everything.
"Think global, act local, keep the planet green".
pete

Honolulu, HI

#3 Feb 25, 2008
but how stop em?
brokebuteven

Honolulu, HI

#4 Feb 25, 2008
Eco-cide of the planet is an act of war against humanity. The ocean wreckers should be arrested at high sea by the U.S. Navy and their vessels confiscated for scrap under maritime laws dealing with pirates.
Vegan Lady

Pearl City, HI

#5 Feb 25, 2008
There is no justification whatsoever in destroying the fish and other marine life when we can very well live without fish and meat. As a vegan I can attest to it myself. We need an immediate and permanent moratorium on trawling as well as whale hunting worldwide and barbaric baby seal massacre in Canada.
HawaiianBrian

Wailuku, HI

#6 Feb 25, 2008
Vegan Lady: I wish more people understood the connection between meat eating and massive environmental damage. They're just beginning to flirt with the *possibility* that eating meat might not be the healthiest thing for our bodies.

A related topic is discussed here:
http://www.topix.com/forum/source/honolulu-st...

Go vegan, save the planet.
Paauilo mauka rules

Honolulu, HI

#7 Feb 25, 2008
I find it ironic that a person from kamuela who is surrounded by Parker Ranch and tons of grass fed beef can resist sinking their teeth into such delicacies and instead focus on eating the rather tastless grass and mushrooms instead.
Bottomline is that meat provides necessary protien which sustains populations worldwide. meat or fish or chickens are easy ways of obtaining protien to sustain life. Look how much communities feasting on whales and seals have sustained their populations in the past where they relied on such creatures as a source of necessary protien. Now all of a sudden its bad? My what huge pedestals we as a species have started building for ourselves.
Diver

Makawao, HI

#8 Feb 25, 2008
Humans evolved over the past couple million years as omnivores. A mixed diet. Simply turning one's back on that cold, hard fact isn't going to excuse anyone from real dietary requirements.

One of the essential elements from that mixed diet is a dependence on vitamin B which is critical to neurological health.

A pure vegan, eating absolutely no meat products and taking no vitamin supplements, will eventually suffer from vitamin B deficiency. The result is the development of neurological disorders which can mimic symptoms of early onset dementia in older people. With really young people there's the risk of reduced brain development or damage. The damage from vitamin B deficiency can be permanent if not treated in time.

Animal protein is the only source for vitamin B. Like it or not, humans must eat some sort of animal protein.

One might be able to get it by eating insects. So if you're gonna cut out meat, consider holding off on the roach traps and saving some of those critters for the salad.

Instead of saying "stop", we need to consider how civilization can develop sustainable options.
Makikiman

United States

#9 Feb 26, 2008
I am pretty sure that this article is about the damage that trolling is causing... it ain't about being a vegan or a carnivore... it's about the damage to the ecosystem at the bottom of the sea. FOCUS people!!!

All of the species of sealife that are being harvested by trolling could be bred in contolled farms. Thus eliminating the need to use trolling. But I guess that would be too intelligent... tis better to rape and pilage than to grow and cultivate....
Raena

Honolulu, HI

#10 Feb 28, 2008
we should stop the trawling
Raena

Honolulu, HI

#11 Feb 28, 2008
we should stop this.
Priorities

Kapolei, HI

#12 Feb 28, 2008
We need to send environmentalists to the bottom of the sea to get to the bottom of this
Priorities

Kapolei, HI

#13 Feb 28, 2008
brokebuteven wrote:
Eco-cide of the planet is an act of war against humanity. The ocean wreckers should be arrested at high sea by the U.S. Navy and their vessels confiscated for scrap under maritime laws dealing with pirates.
We need to give massive amounts of money to the navy so they can do the job.
john

Ewa Beach, HI

#14 Mar 9, 2008
Priorities wrote:
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We need to give massive amounts of money to the navy so they can do the job.
The navy has never been very ecologically friendly either. Thier bases operate above the law when it comes to environmental protection, they are the worst offenders. But massive amounts of money do need to be spent in educating the public what will eventually affect them.

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