It's raining and cold and miserable out there. I've lit a fire for the cats, fed the critters, and am now in my study trying to focus on books. I stopped in with Greg today to try and find James's missing dive mask. No such luck :-(. We discussed the state of crayfishing and the Fisheries regulations. It appears they want to cut the 'recreational' fishers quota -- myself as one - but I prefer to think of myself as a non-commercial diver, from 5 to 3 per day. 'To rebuild stocks' Now this makes slightly less sense than an Emu on Acid... as the entire recreational catch is... 7% of the catch. And, what's more the average daily catch is IIRC less than 3 anyway. And 12% of the total catch is supposed to go to recreational fishing. Commercial fishing already takes 5% more than its share, and at 93% of the catch any restrictions that do not reduce their catch (and none appear to be proposed) are meaningless. How to make Fisheries Scientists look like idiots or political pawns to a powerful commercial fishery lobby.
Anyway, chooks laid another egg, and I have yet to catch more than 2 crays in a dive.