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Yeah, I know a few... world class freedivers and hunters like Manolis Peristeris, not the average freedive hunter... like us.Here in Greece there are many people going down 30-50 meters and come back up fishes over 30 kilo. With one breath.
rigdvr said:anybody want to guess my feelings? Good for Greece, good for the med, good for France, Spain and the rest. Why do you feel the need to judge someone else? Its not murder because all laws are followed. Here we have a bag limit for a species and it applies whether you freedive, scuba, hook and line, catnet, ect. Do I ever say anything derogatory about the incredibly small fish you shoot in europe? No. I havent the slightest clue about your hunting conditions. Have you ever dove oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico? Then why do you think you know anything about it? From one video? Name me one freediver that can shoot a 300# warsaw grouper at 250' in a 2 knot current with a 70 ft murk layer from the mighty mississippi. Im sorry scuba divers raped your shallow clear waters. Thats not our fault.
Actually it is easier for me to shoot fish freediving here that it is on scuba. However had I not already been a profecient freediver before I started hunting here I doubt I would have been able to learn. Conditions here are very difficult, on average, for even the best freedivers. Im glad you dont approve. Stay in Europe and shoot mullet. Leave the monster slaying to me
Murat, your right. Those fish were committing suicide. They were also small snapper. This guy was obviously a begginer to camp out on such small fish for so long. I promise though, its not like that often. Thats probably why they made the video
This will be my one and only post on this thread unless someone desires my comments. I think most of you knew it was coming and are tired of me repeating myself. I just dont know why we feel the need to impose our views on everyone else. The governments do it to us and each other. Churches do it to you every Sunday, they tell you at school. Why here? I promise that those scuba hunters are not destroying our american fisheries. They account for less than one precent of total catch in US waters. They follow the same bag limits as everyone else which were created to sustain the fishery. If anyone is hurting our fisheries look to the commercial longliners raping our seas, the bottom trawlers destroying habitat, or the factory boats that work round the clock, not the scuba diver who is allowed the same 4 red snapper I am as a freediver.