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<font color='#0000FF'>I think Bren may have posted this previously, but I thought I'd spread it here as some of my fellow BSAC divers are displaying the usual apathetic attitude to environmental issues typically evident on those forums. BSAC posts

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The Shark Trust has been campaigning for 2 years to have the EU fishing fleets adopt rational and sustainable shark fishing/finning practices so that the stocks of these vulnerable animals can be monitored and preserved. Unfortunately we have just discovered that our proposals have been rejected and that new, inadequate proposals are being introduced at an accelerated pace.
If you are interested in the plight of sharks please take the time to read up on this issue on the Shark Trust website (www.sharktrust.org), sign our petition and spread the word!
Thank you.

Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch.
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<font color='#0000FF'>Quote from John Bantin "As far as most British divers go, they KNOW sharks eat people and hope never to see one during a dive. "

I always did think John Bantin was an arse!!
 

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Yeah, John posted the same pompous drivel on D-net.  I can't believe he really wanted to put people off signing, but it certainly wasn't supportive orr encouraging.  

Bloke seems a bit of a prat, to be honest!

But, hopefully most folks will ignore him and go sign the petition.,

Nice reply on the BSAC forums BTW, Steve!


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Quote from John Bantin 'As far as most British divers go, they KNOW sharks eat people and hope never to see one during a dive.'

His finger doesn't exactly seem to be on the pulse with that comment does it?

Just about every diver I've ever spoken to, would love to see a shark.
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>Thanks Lou, if there's one thing I really hate about my own agency it's the apparent lack of any care about the actual environment we dive in - aaaarrrrgggg....
makes me so mad I could almost cross over to PADI (have suggested as much on BSAC forums before  

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Quote[/b] ]if there's one thing I really hate about my own agency it's the apparent lack of any care about the actual environment we dive in
I must disagree.
Us BSAC divers care deeply about what's down there. That's why we spend so much time hunting down wrecks with brass still attached and areas with high quantities of scollops and lobsters and the like.
And then go diving with a crowbar, knife, and goody bag.
*sigh*
 

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Quote[/b] (Dominic @ June 04 2003,12:56)]I must disagree.
Us BSAC divers care deeply about what's down there. That's why we spend so much time hunting down wrecks with brass still attached and areas with high quantities of scollops and lobsters and the like.
And then go diving with a crowbar, knife, and goody bag.
*sigh*
<font color='#0000FF'>Now, Now Dominic, you will give us BSACis a bad name, I love sharks, marine life, do the look and don't touch thingy, saw a whopping lobby on Sunday and left it to get even bigger.  Been diving nearly 10 years and still hope to be seeing these wonderful creatures in another 10.
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>Ah... as a new YD-er you may not know about my soapboxing on just those issues, so I take it that was Dom's nod to my previous stance as "Whale-hugging hippy diver"
But as a fellow fish-prodder (that's meant in the positive sense) you can buddy with me anytime  


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You missed out "tree hugging"


The worst I can be accused of in respect to aquatic life is dropping a crayfish onto my buddy once or twice
But whilst none of my dive club are into spidge collecting, quite a few of them are fond of taking a goody bag down with them in case they happen across a shell-packed lunch..
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>Ah.. but it would be very poor use of the language to use "hugging" twice in one sentence, ruins the iambic pentameter  

BTW What the blinking flip is your signature on about  

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Well, maybe you should cut down on the number of things you habitually hug then...


 Wondered if anyone here actually understood it..

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