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Technology might be trumping old-school fishing tackle, but an Ottawa biology professor is calling for limits on the increasingly fancy lures and high-tech gear.

Some sport fishermen with deep pockets are using drones to drop baited lines, electric lures that flash lights or emit scent, and fish finders so advanced that they create 3D images of the prey, turning angling into a kind of video game. 

That might be making fishing fun for some, but it’s far less sporting for the fish, according to Steven Cooke, who’s calling for the technology to be reeled in.

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Date: April 23rd, 2021

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/recreational-fishery-innovation-lures-drones-fish-finders-warning-1.5996717

Discussion

  1. Why might regulating this type of technology be difficult?
  2. Should we seek to regulate technology like this?

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