Friday, October 03, 2008

Somali pirates say overfishing drove them to crime

It's not his fault (right). Overfishing made him do it.

Reports say that the Somali pirates in the news blame overfishing for destroying their livelihood and driving them to crime.

Maybe that, and the lack of a government, and the $20 million in ransom money, and the dashing image (left).

This has to be the strangest link to overfishing that I've ever seen. Well, maybe the recent extreme piercing to protest shark overfishing is the strangest.

It seems that things get weird when there's overfishing somewhere in the world. So if you like normalcy, let's work together to end overfishing.

3 comments:

Me! said...

Interesting ...

Eric Heupel said...

I remember they were pretty bad 16+ years ago as well. The ones we dealt with though, I think it was more an issue that they could make a lot more through piracy than through fishing considering the economic situation in Somalia for the past 25+ years.

Of course if ecologist got to talk and dress like pirates and have movies made about them....

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