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2006-11-13 00:00:00

New campaign idea: Stop Trawling Divers

And you thought you’ve had a bad dive experience…

One minute, it’s just you and the big blue.  Next thing you know, you’re surrounded by fish…a lot of tightly-packed fish (how odd)…and a net?!?

Last month, a diver became part of the catch of the day when he was hauled up from about 50 feet below in a trawl net off the coast of England.  He was released from the hospital following treatment for decompression sickness.

Fortunately for him, there’s not a high demand for freshly caught diver.  Then again, there isn’t any demand for deep-sea corals, but bottom trawlers are still bringing them in.