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Diving around Taipei

Discussion in 'Taiwan' started by Koalaroo, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. hsinhai

    hsinhai Nassau Grouper

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    If you could i'd also include XiaoLiuQiu for a day to get in turtles & wrecks. The schooling hammerheads is a very hit & miss thing, my understanding a negative entry in a strong current area, reef hook and wait, no luck return to the surface, and try again, but general diving in green island that time of year can be fantastic
     
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  2. CarcharodonCarcharias

    CarcharodonCarcharias Manta Ray

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    Sign me up. Keep me posted. If you need headcounts, I can probably persuade few ppl here on the Little Red Dot to head up there.
     
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  3. CarcharodonCarcharias

    CarcharodonCarcharias Manta Ray

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    You are preaching to the choir. But it will take eons to change the perception in Taiwan and lots of other places in Asia.

    The fishing issues in Taiwan are a giant clusterphuck. And now to make matters worse, the Mainland Chinese fishing boats have completely obliterated the fish population in local fisheries as well. So the local catches are dropping precipitously in volume and the non-discretionary fishing policy is in the play under the "need to make a living" facade.

    So fishing stock is further depleted due to the over-harvesting of pre-sexually matured juveniles. And to make money, no one really cares of about the tourism dollar values of the fish in the ocean. It is all about how much NTD they can make on the weight scale. Aside from the jackass that I've mentioned on the post, last year, another nimrod (owner of a hostel) in Green Island decided to spear the local Napoleon Wrasse and sold it to the local seafood restaurant.

    Taiwan was slapped with fines and reduction of quota for tunas by EU and ICCAT for 2017. Guess? The fishing boats blew through the quota back in February and now they are protesting and complaining about unequal treatment.
     
  4. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    my understanding as well and great idea!
     
  5. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    yeah, trust me I understand, where I grew up (east coast of Canada) we had fishing stock deplete, fisherman (family and friends) destroyed and it has take 30+ years to some somewhat start a better system. It is not easy
     
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  6. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  7. CarcharodonCarcharias

    CarcharodonCarcharias Manta Ray

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    It is a great film if anyone has a chance to watch it, I highly recommend it. The director of this film died in a helicopter crash few wks back while trying to survey the sites for the sequel. It was a sad day for Taiwan and a great loss for sure.
     
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  8. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  9. MelasLithos

    MelasLithos Nassau Grouper

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    Thanks for the vid and pics. I just came back from Taipei today, I definitely need to visit the country more and not only the factories :(

    The more I go there and the more I love that country.
     
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  10. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    me too. In fact I am actually taking my family there for two weeks over Christmas, because I want them to experience it
     
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