- Dec 21, 2018
I'm confused, will there be a total ban on retaining makos for 2022 and 2023, both commercially and recreationally? Article wasn't clear on that.
Hope you're wrong, but you could be correct. Keep in mind that they shut down Grand Banks commercial cod fishing back in '92 and it still hasn't rebounded enough to open it back up...I cannot see anything that would change the status of the Shortfin Mako in the next 2 years so my thought is that this is a wrap on that fishery for many years to come.
Spoke with some friends who enjoy the offshore scene and USED to shark fish more, of course looking for a mako. To say bummed out, is an understatement. I told them to help tame the sharks harassing the bunker pods outside the inlet, they were not amused!!I cannot see anything that would change the status of the Shortfin Mako in the next 2 years so my thought is that this is a wrap on that fishery for many years to come.
20 years When one was already over 50 it seems like yesterday. Still expecting another striper moratorium as well.Like 20 or so years ago when swordfish longlining became popular and eating mako as "mako" became haute cuisine.
When's the last time you bought swordfish that was actually shark, or eaten it at restaurant and it was shark? Not tough to tell the difference...