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Washington panel restricts octopus hunting

Postby kennyc » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:45 am

Washington panel restricts octopus hunting

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state panel on Friday prohibited the recreational hunting of giant Pacific octopuses at seven popular scuba diving sites in the Puget Sound region, following an outcry when a man was spotted killing one of the elusive creatures.

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission called for a review of the rules after a diver killed an octopus in October near Alki Point in Seattle. A diving instructor who arrived on the beach saw him beating the octopus to death.

Photos of the event outraged other divers who are familiar with octopus lairs and watch for the creatures. Divers petitioned the panel to outlaw octopus hunting or to create marine preserves where they'll be safe.

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Re: Washington panel restricts octopus hunting

Postby Poodle » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:33 pm

One Welshman will be very pleased.

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Re: Washington panel restricts octopus hunting

Postby Kaepora Gaebora » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:12 am

Our local octopus friend will be relieved.

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Re: Washington panel restricts octopus hunting

Postby Daedalus » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:19 am

Good, I like cephalopods more than most people.
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Re: Washington panel restricts octopus hunting

Postby Poodle » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:15 pm

You've done it again :D

Is that you like cephalopods more than you like most people, or is it that you hold cephalopods in higher regard than does a majority of the human race?

Long live pedantry ... yeah.

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Re: Washington panel restricts octopus hunting

Postby Rob Lister » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:22 pm

why can't it be both!

I, on the other hand, hate cephalopods even more than baby seals.

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Re: Washington panel restricts octopus hunting

Postby Poodle » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:30 pm

Rob Lister wrote:why can't it be both!

I, on the other hand, hate cephalopods even more than baby seals.


Not possible! Everyone has an inbuilt aversion to baby seals.

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Re: Washington panel restricts octopus hunting

Postby Daedalus » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:16 pm

Poodle wrote:You've done it again :D

Is that you like cephalopods more than you like most people, or is it that you hold cephalopods in higher regard than does a majority of the human race?

Long live pedantry ... yeah.


What Lister said, it's a lot of both. Besides, most cephalopods, if they wear out their welcome, taste better than people. :evil:
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Re: Washington panel restricts octopus hunting

Postby Poodle » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:23 pm

Calamares a la Romana. That's all I have to say.

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