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(SeattlePI)   Texan catches 1,323 pound mako shark while fishing, enraging environmentalists who haven't realized you shouldn't tangle with a man who can land a 1,323 pound mako shark   (seattlepi.com) divider line 98
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2013-06-06 11:58:00 AM  
"'The shark should have been released,' argued David McGuire, director of the California-based protection advocacy group Shark Stewards."
If you have a problem with this, take it to your state parks and wildlife department.  They set pretty strict limits for private fishing based on fairly sound data.  And this was a legal catch.  If you want to biatch about something, biatch about the commercial fishing regulations - lots of politics involved there...
 
2013-06-06 12:01:08 PM  
Are we sure he was from Texas?

Named him after a man of the cloth, named him Amos Moses...
 
2013-06-06 12:05:37 PM  
ww3.hdnux.com

The worst part is, he's going to need a forklift just to mount that thing over his fireplace.
 
2013-06-06 12:55:20 PM  

UberDave: "'The shark should have been released,' argued David McGuire, director of the California-based protection advocacy group Shark Stewards."
If you have a problem with this, take it to your state parks and wildlife department.  They set pretty strict limits for private fishing based on fairly sound data.  And this was a legal catch.  If you want to biatch about something, biatch about the commercial fishing regulations - lots of politics involved there...


To be fair, he probably actually does all those things you suggested. He'll probably use this incident in his future arguments.
 
2013-06-06 12:56:08 PM  
RIP:
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2013-06-06 12:57:02 PM  
Killing sharks is cool, and people who do it are tough badasses.
 
2013-06-06 12:57:48 PM  
Kill them all then name your sports teams after them.
 
2013-06-06 12:58:17 PM  
Maybe he'll donate the meat to the homeless as a double fark-you to environmentalists.
 
2013-06-06 01:00:33 PM  
If they're huge, doesn't that mean they're old. And isn't old fish gross?
Anyways, I just hope there's a shark butcher in town who knows how to utilize all that delicious meat so that it doesn't go to waste. Shark jerky is so frikken good.
 
2013-06-06 01:00:45 PM  
My roomate is deathly afraid of sharks she had to take the metro into DC for work and would have to go by the Discovery channel building. During shark week they had an HUGE inflatable shark look like it was coming through the building so of course she would close her eyes. She wont even go to the aquarium with me. Funny thing is she grew up on the Virgin Islands and never saw a shark attack. Maybe ill have to forward this to her.
 
2013-06-06 01:01:25 PM  
pansy environmentalists are pansy.
 
2013-06-06 01:01:54 PM  

StaleCoffee: Maybe he'll donate the meat to the homeless as a double fark-you to environmentalists.


You mean because the homeless are also a huge detriment to the environment?
 
2013-06-06 01:02:26 PM  

Mrs.Sharpier: utilize all that delicious meat so that it doesn't go to waste. Shark jerky


wtf is wrong with you, jerky? wtf?!
 
2013-06-06 01:02:46 PM  
Peta could have kept it in a huge tank and used it to dispose of unwanted puppies.
 
2013-06-06 01:03:45 PM  
ww3.hdnux.com

That could really fark up your day...yikes!
 
2013-06-06 01:04:04 PM  

UberDave: "'The shark should have been released,' argued David McGuire, director of the California-based protection advocacy group Shark Stewards."
If you have a problem with this, take it to your state parks and wildlife department.  They set pretty strict limits for private fishing based on fairly sound data.  And this was a legal catch.  If you want to biatch about something, biatch about the commercial fishing regulations - lots of politics involved there...



Took the words right out of my mouth. Bleeding hearts are harrassing the wrong fella here.

Mrs.Sharpier: If they're huge, doesn't that mean they're old. And isn't old fish gross?
Anyways, I just hope there's a shark butcher in town who knows how to utilize all that delicious meat so that it doesn't go to waste. Shark jerky is so frikken good.


Says in the article it is going to research. Mako is not delicious meat either...... I had it once. More than enough for me. Shark in general isn't all that good unless it is from the loin area of a small shark.
 
2013-06-06 01:05:11 PM  
UH OH. Better get MAKO
 
2013-06-06 01:06:11 PM  
Tell me Fark how outraged should I feel right now? Because I am only feeling a 2-3 as of now
 
2013-06-06 01:06:38 PM  
ww1.hdnux.com
I'm not licked yet, derp boy!
 
2013-06-06 01:08:50 PM  

utah dude: Mrs.Sharpier: utilize all that delicious meat so that it doesn't go to waste. Shark jerky

wtf is wrong with you, jerky? wtf?!


It's so good. Salty, briney, shreddy. Trader Joes used to sell it.
 
2013-06-06 01:11:52 PM  

StaleCoffee: Maybe he'll donate the meat to the homeless as a double fark-you to environmentalists.


Then we have to have the story about the food bank turning down the food for some derptastic reason.

toraque: The worst part is, he's going to need a forklift just to mount that thing over his fireplace.


Not really. Most fish mounts don't actual use the fish and they are fairly light.
 
2013-06-06 01:13:04 PM  
Ethical issues aside, what does it take reel that in? Some sort of multi-ton-capacity winch? Or do they drag the thing to shore then use conventional means?
 
2013-06-06 01:13:49 PM  
knowing this type of Texan he'll want to either mount it for display or get a pair of boots out of it.
 
2013-06-06 01:14:52 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Are we sure he was from Texas?

Named him after a man of the cloth, named him Amos Moses...


Hunted mako sharks for a living, just knock 'em on the head with a stump
 
2013-06-06 01:16:52 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Killing sharks is cool, and people who do it are tough badasses.


Killing plants is cool, and people who do it are tough badasses.
 
2013-06-06 01:18:47 PM  
Makos are the fightingest sharks in the sea. Even when they're little guys they put up a fierce fight. So I can't imagine how much fun it must have been to reel that one in.
 
2013-06-06 01:19:47 PM  

Langdon Alger: knowing this type of Texan he'll want to either mount it for display or get a pair of boots out of it.


The Mexicans do that. Dude looks 'crazy old white man' white.

He will probably fark it.
 
2013-06-06 01:21:15 PM  
"'The shark should have been released,' argued David McGuire, director of the California-based protection advocacy group Shark Stewards."
If you have a problem with this, take it to your state parks and wildlife department. They set pretty strict limits for private fishing based on fairly sound data. And this was a legal catch. If you want to biatch about something, biatch about the commercial fishing regulations - lots of politics involved there...


Advocacy isn't about change, it's about creating opportunities to complain about stuff.
 
2013-06-06 01:25:17 PM  

UberDave: If you have a problem with this, take it to your state parks and wildlife department.


The people writing TFA actually, um, did:

Under state law, anglers can take two such sharks per outing, although such catches are exceedingly rare, Williams said.

Kent Williams, a California-certified fish weight master


For those not in the basic know regarding conservation, which you really should be if you're biatching about this on environmental grounds, Master Angler (name of title varies by state) is an official certification from a state Conservation/Wildlife Management department that requires extensive knowledge of the law in the relevant areas and usually makes you part of its enforcement.

So this statement is literally what the actual, for-reals environmentalists are officially saying regarding the regulations and impact of this.  The people complaining aren't environmentalists, they're activists, i.e. crackpots.
 
2013-06-06 01:28:32 PM  
We're going to need a bigger bo...oh, nope, this one is sufficient. Carry on
 
2013-06-06 01:28:51 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: StaleCoffee: Maybe he'll donate the meat to the homeless as a double fark-you to environmentalists.

You mean because the homeless are also a huge detriment to the environment?


Because it would highlight the waste of time and energy involved. Environmentalists don't actually care enough about other people to notice the homeless. They're just urban yetis that feed on discarded aluminum.
 
2013-06-06 01:29:29 PM  
As a fisherman, I'll say this:  That's a beautiful specimen, and it's a shame that it's not still swimming.

/If you ain't eatin' it, let it go
 
2013-06-06 01:30:26 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: StaleCoffee: Maybe he'll donate the meat to the homeless as a double fark-you to environmentalists.

Then we have to have the story about the food bank turning down the food for some derptastic reason.


They don't have a big enough fryer. I didn't think of that. Good catch.
 
2013-06-06 01:32:35 PM  

Somaticasual: Ethical issues aside, what does it take reel that in? Some sort of multi-ton-capacity winch? Or do they drag the thing to shore then use conventional means?


I was wondering the same thing.  When they say that he "caught" it, do they just mean that he put some bait on the end of a massive hook attached to a thick cable, used a winch to lower it into the ocean, and then drove the boat around for a few hours, gradually pushing the "retract" button on the winch?  If so, it's not exactly an achievement to be excited about. Literally anyone with one working arm could do it.
 
2013-06-06 01:33:39 PM  

Somaticasual: Ethical issues aside, what does it take reel that in? Some sort of multi-ton-capacity winch? Or do they drag the thing to shore then use conventional means?


www.wearysloth.com
Not like going down to the pond and chasing bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow ya whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', down you go.
 
2013-06-06 01:34:56 PM  
Did he follow the law?
Yes.
Then shut the fark up.
 
2013-06-06 01:38:08 PM  
Just one of the tens of millions of sharks killed every year.

What's one more?
 
2013-06-06 01:40:03 PM  
These are dumb ass environmentlist who don't seem to understand how the food chain and reproduction works.  This was an older female shark that probably couldn't reproduce anymore so killing it allows for younger sharks of breeding age to have more available food sources.
 
2013-06-06 01:40:40 PM  

unyon: /If you ain't eatin' it, let it go


that's a really great slogan and it's all about the feel good. But sometimes you have to cull some fish so they don't die of starvation or wipe out another animal. Before heading out to your favorite fishing spot find out what the Fish and Wildlife people have to say about current conditions and try to help them out. It could be as simple as keeping all cutthroat trout between 6 and 8 inches or it may be a catch and release program. But you never know till you ask.


Jim_Callahan: So this statement is literally what the actual, for-reals environmentalists are officially saying regarding the regulations and impact of this. The people complaining aren't environmentalists, they're activists, i.e. crackpots.


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preach on!!
 
2013-06-06 01:51:31 PM  
I'm amused that the /prick/ news article took the time to list the names and companies of everyone involved in the catch: the angler, the recorder, the storage company, the boat charter company. Makes it easier for the nuts, I mean activists. But what do you expect from an AP article.
 
2013-06-06 01:59:51 PM  
ww3.hdnux.com

"This is too much foreplay just to get my dick sucked."
 
2013-06-06 02:08:02 PM  
I like to hunt and fish, but this guy, like all trophy hunters and sport-anglers, is a less-evolved Homo Sapien. He is a Morlock that hasn't yet gone to live underground.

To feel nothing for an animal pulled around by a hook for 2.5 hours, and to do this for no other reason than to wave your cock around, it's just incomprehensible. Of course he took plenty of photos with himself next to the animal.

If you want to see some truly horrific trophy-hunting psychos, do a search on YouTube for cowards using dogs to hunt mountain lions.
 
2013-06-06 02:09:15 PM  

berylman: Tell me Fark how outraged should I feel right now? Because I am only feeling a 2-3 as of now


To much, you should dial it back a notch or two
 
2013-06-06 02:11:05 PM  
The big game fishing lobby is so pissed off about Shark Safe certifications picking up steam, that they hired Rick Berman to fight their fight.  It dovetails nicely with the work he is already doing against PeTA, I guess.  Funny thing is. these "environmentalists" as you call them... are mostly fishermen themselves.  Some piers around South Florida won't let you moor if you have dead sharks aboard.  These aren't your regular granola smoking hippies.
 
2013-06-06 02:15:37 PM  
"Whenever I see a photograph of some sportsman grinning over his kill, I am always impressed by the striking moral and esthetic superiority of the dead animal to the live one."  Edward Abbey
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2013-06-06 02:17:09 PM  
That is huge.  Not a tree hugging hippie, but it is sad to see this killed.

/that is bigger than my old Geo Metro
 
2013-06-06 02:18:44 PM  

Jim_Callahan: UberDave: If you have a problem with this, take it to your state parks and wildlife department.

The people writing TFA actually, um, did:

"Under state law, anglers can take two such sharks per outing, although such catches are exceedingly rare, Williams said.

Kent Williams, a California-certified fish weight master"



But I, um, wasn't talking about those writing the article.  I was talking about the people who are biatching about it (as stated in my post).  Namely, this dude:

"'The shark should have been released,' argued David McGuire, director of the California-based protection advocacy group Shark Stewards."

(Quote was also in my original)  I realize the article does indeed cite state law but that isn't the same as suggesting the complainers should take it up with the parks and wildlife department (far from it actually).
 
2013-06-06 02:40:13 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: "Whenever I see a photograph of some sportsman grinning over his kill, I am always impressed by the striking moral and esthetic superiority of the dead animal to the live one."  Edward Abbey
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As an environmentalist, biologist and shark fisherman, Edward Abbey can shove a pine cone up his ass.

Shame to see a shark like that killed.
 
2013-06-06 02:48:40 PM  

Somaticasual: Ethical issues aside, what does it take reel that in? Some sort of multi-ton-capacity winch? Or do they drag the thing to shore then use conventional means?


Maybe a tow truck mounted on the boat would have helped to pull that beast in
 
2013-06-06 02:52:14 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: "Whenever I see a photograph of some sportsman grinning over his kill, I am always impressed by the striking moral and esthetic superiority of the dead animal to the live one."  Edward Abbey
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Every time I see a picture like this, I secretly hope the shark was playing dead until his hand got near the teeth..
 
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