Last five posts from the CHAT-M-Room
(Town Common) are:
Every time a friend of mine who frequents the Fish Pier hears a tourist say how cute the seals are he says "you ought to see them eat the baby ducks". That usually puts a stop to the cute thing. When I was a kid there was a bounty on them. $5 for a nose. My Grandfather killed so many he had a pair of boots made for me. Sadly I out grew them.
West Chatham, MA USA - Mon 09/24/2018 - 19:41:29
Can you believe it? Seals off Monomoy have gone from a very few in the 1960's, to an estimated 50,000 bodies! They eat whatever, they defecate in the waters where humans can't discharge effluent legally, and they weigh in excess of 400 lbs. A mammal like that has to EAT. What do they eat? Anything they can catch. Maybe It is time to convert their mass to food for folks who are starving in other countries. Yes, maybe limit the harvest, but certainly do some harvesting.
Seal meat is maybe the other red meat. Think of it!
Richard Gould Ryder
Eastham, MA USA - Mon 09/24/2018 - 17:58:38
I think enough is enough with the promoting of sharks. I thought I had read this (summer) was the last year?
W. Chatham, MA USA - Mon 09/24/2018 - 11:55:55
Whoa...why would we want to promote Cod etc., when, thanks to the seals our stocks are not plentiful and our fishermen are suffering? Thanks to Rene and the shellfish department, we have plentiful quahogs.....how about celebrating shellfish, or lobsters, horseshoe crabs ?
Emily Cunningham <email@example.com>
Chatham , MA USA - Mon 09/24/2018 - 11:34:20
"Cods on the Cape", "Cods OF the Cape", "Oh My Cod!", "Pick A Cod, Any Cod"...
USA - Mon 09/24/2018 - 10:09:44