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Catch and release


A few thoughts about killing fish - or letting them live...

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Your host
Martin Joergensen

This episode
I spend some time - almost an hour, actually, sorry about that - talking about killing fish, releasing fish, fishing ethics, spawning fish, endangered fish, escaped hatchery fish and many other aspects of fishing to eat and fishing to release.

Images for this day's podcast
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A dead fish - The family and I ate this one. A delicacy!
A dead fish
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Icelandic salmon - Some salmon rivers on Iceland are so full of fish that it\'s almost impossible to harm the population by killing what you catch, but a sight like this still doesn\'t make me feel quite right.
Icelandic salmon
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To be released - This sea trout caught on the day of the recording went back right after this picture was taken.
To be released
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One on the way back - A cruel act? Hooking, fighting and the releasing?
One on the way back
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Ready to spawn - Such a fish should always be released in my opinion.
Ready to spawn
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Colored male - In the autumn many fish are colored - typically brown or gray - as a sign of their preparation for the spawning run. Such fish are immediately released.
Colored male
 

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Published November 10th 2007
Duration 56 minutes and 59 seconds
File size 52.2 Mb

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