Sport Fishing Resumes with New Rules

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By John Palminteri of KEYT

The Santa Barbara Sport fishing owners at the Stardust and Coral Sea were able to write protocols to resume their operations and found out they were among a small list in California able to get back in the fishing business. 

They were persistent, speaking out at the Board of Supervisors meeting, writing to health officials and in a few days they were given an approval.    Already fishing enthusiasts have come in from over two hours away to get on board. 

Some fish for recreation some fish because it puts vital food on their family's  table.

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Mary Finelli Jun 01, 2020 11:42 PM
Sport Fishing Resumes with New Rules

Fishing isn't sport, the fish are victims not willing participants. They suffer fear and pain, as science has shown, and deserve respect and compassion not gratuitous cruelty. All of the nutrients derived from animals can be obtained more healthfully, humanely, and environmentally responsibly from plant sources. Needlessly harming animals for food or 'fun' or anything else is animal abuse. There's nothing sporting about it!

bigone May 31, 2020 10:17 AM
Sport Fishing Resumes with New Rules

Very good news, although I very rarely fish locally. Virtually all of my saltwater fishing occurs on the multi-day, long-range fleet out of San Diego; but I am glad Sea Landing could get back to operations and their customers can get out to enjoy themselves and forget about the domination of our lives that COVID created. I wish this article would have mentioned what these "protocols" actually are, but I suspect it will require a limited passenger load, wearing masks, and having plenty of sanitizers aboard.

MaxPilot May 31, 2020 08:54 AM
Sport Fishing Resumes with New Rules

Stardust and Coral Sea are well documented and well known first rate operations that are very well respected in the West Coast Fishing community. Superb fishing at the Channel Islands and a great team of captains and deckhands make it a great day and a superb experience. The icing on the cake is the fact that you will go home with more than your fare in fresh delicious fish. I will see you out there as I am a loyal customer of this operation.

Mary Finelli Jun 01, 2020 11:44 PM
Sport Fishing Resumes with New Rules

Lots of the food you eat is vegan (e.g., fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds). What's disgusting is eating dead bodies.

SBLetsGetAlong May 31, 2020 07:05 AM
Sport Fishing Resumes with New Rules

Really, the “ killing” argument? Vegan is not natural. The problem is society forgot where their food comes from. My kids think meat & fish come from the grocery store. I educated them that it comes from live animals on a farm or the ocean. Meat & fish don’t magically appear. Animal farms, Hunting & fishing need to be monitored for humane practices and not over hunting/fishing. Until the days of Star Trek where food is magically materialized, I guess. But is that food organic or man made stuff that will give you cancer?

Basicinfo805 May 30, 2020 04:41 PM
Sport Fishing Resumes with New Rules

A lot of fisherpeople release most or all of what they catch. Fishing's fun. Try it sometime. And our local fisheries are well managed for sustainability so that those who want to can keep a fair amount of their catch to feed themselves, their kids (fish is healthy!), and their neighbors even sometimes. Win win. The Stardust is a well-run operation.

Mary Finelli Jun 01, 2020 11:37 PM
Sport Fishing Resumes with New Rules

Just because they release them doesn't mean they survive. Many perish from the injury and trauma they've suffered from being impaled, fought, suffocated, and manhandled. You may find fishing fun but the fishes don't. It isn't sport, the fish are victims not willing participants. You shouldn't enjoy torturing/killing animals. That's sadistic. Eating fish also isn't healthy considering the mercury, dioxins, PCBs, cholesterol, saturated fat, parasites, microplastics, etc. that are ingested with it. All of the nutrients derived from fish can be obtained more healthfully, humanely and environmentally responsibly from plant sources.

a-1594035595 May 30, 2020 03:23 PM
Sport Fishing Resumes with New Rules

What? You don't make sense. I am female and actually hate killing things but do like to fish, it feeds me.

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