Sunday, May 23, 2010

PHISHING

The Mediterranean bluefin fishing season is now a week into its 2010 season, the quotas have been assigned and they have until June to make their catch. Of course the Sea Shepherds have their vessel MS Steve Irwin stationed off Cannes to - well now that is the question isn't it - to do what?

No one seems to know just what the MS Steve Irwin is going to do least of all the Sea Shepherds themselves. There are no Press Releases at present which is amazing as usually their fearless leader 'Wats-his-name' is flooding the Media with bombastic messages of plans for various 'deering-do'. Now silence to the point where one quite misses him - well in a sort-of-way. Of course he does have that Japanese international arrest warrant hanging over his head. Those can really spoil ones travel plans, never quite know where one stands on occasions.

Doubtless we shall see or hear something this coming week, unless the Med. fishermen really have scared him off. Imagine coming 12,000 nautical miles across several oceans and through the Panama Canal to just anchor off Cannes in the French Riviera. Mind you that's quite nice but it does get a little boring even there after a bit with no money since the Sea Shepherd crews do not get paid and maybe not much, if any, shore leave hmm that's not so great.

It looks to date as if Operation Blue Rage is going to be a repeat of Operation Waltzing Matilda and accomplish absolutely nothing. Perhaps finally the days of 'Wats-his-name' are over and the SS-PG plans to navigate under new leadership.

Should be interesting!

Good Watch.

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