According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in 2009 the New England fishermen reaped only $13 million from the fishing of Atlantic Blue Fin Tuna. But that meager sum was enough to deny an "endangered" listing to the Tiger of the Sea. That's in spite of the fact that Blue Fin numbers have plummeted over 80% since the 1970's. If that's not an endangered indication ,then what is?
Senator Olympia Snowe (R. Maine) commented, "Such a [endangerd] listing would have unilaterally penalized U.S. fishermen." Oh! So it's a democratic, equality thing? Well, that is supposed to stop all controversy isn't it? Well fuck you Snowe. And fuck all the stupid fishermen and their families who don't know when to stop or slow down. These fish are more important then the fishermen. And until we can make better judgments about other species then we will go through one species at a time until we are the only species left . And then we will eradicate each other.