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Spearfishing with a dive light?

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Aug 4, 2011
As someone who dives both the med and the Atlantic and channel often I dare to say that the difference is huge in the amount of fish you encounter.
They are all very different habitats as well so it Is difficult to draw a direct comparison.

What baseline are we measuring against? The situation how it was a century ago or a decade ago?
I can tell you that as a child (35 years ago) I spent hours in the water observing fish with my goggles, snorkel and fins; to the point that once my mom thought I had drowned because I was no longer moving.

Today, you are lucky if you see any fish outside of a maritime natural park.

I was snorkeling on a Greek island with my son 2 years ago and he was super excited because he saw a fish, it made me sad because of where we (humans) have gotten ourselves.

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Dec 15, 2015
I am spearfishing in Russia (rivers, lakes and Black Sea). In Russia you can use light for spearfishing at day or at night with some restrictions depends on region and according to law rules (do not overfishing, not shot red book fishes, do not spearfishin when spawning etc).
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