Having watched Episode 5 and not being able to say anything witty or sensible about it as it was a bit dull, Tangodiver cautiously watched last night’s episode and did some knitting at the same time.
This time we found Robson Green on the West Coast of Africa. That guy gets to go to many interesting places. Fishing off the coast of Africa has been very productive for Mr. Green. It seemed that he caught something every time he cast his line. Lucky him! The little man was so ecstatic that he didn’t quite know what to do with himself.
While Robson was congratulating himself, Tangodiver carried on knitting while keeping a sharp eye on the catch. For most of the program, there wasn’t anything that Robson caught that Tangodiver wouldn’t eat – snapper, jack, barracuda, dorado. All was good until the end.
Before the end of the programme, there was an advertisement for another competition to go shark fishing in Florida. Unbelievable! People wonder why those little lionfish are proliferating along the Atlantic Coast? Tangodiver doesn’t. She guesses that the lionfish haven’t got any predators because fishing is big business off of the coast of Florida and shark fishing is part of the problem – and they don’t even eat them there! They kill them for sport!
Tangodiver was now sufficiently traumatized from watching the ad for the shark competition. That was nothing compared to what she saw next. One of the boat guys caught a nurse shark on a line. While they were bringing it in, Robson was spouting doo doo about what a fierce predator it was and how dangerous it is and how he would be standing at the front of the boat when they brought it in. Robson, you idiot, you should learn more about sharks. It is only dangerous to other fish! Tangodiver nearly slipped a stitch while watching this poor little nurse shark being hauled onto the boat and finding out they were going to give it to the chief of a tribe because they eat them. Why didn’t they just cut the line and throw it back in the water and give the chief the four large jacks and the barracuda they just caught instead?
So while Robson was presenting his shark gift, Tangodiver put down her knitting and drank wine instead, to calm her nerves. This programme has a warning about strong language. It should contain a warning about unethical fishing. Tangodiver wonders what dumb ass fishing incident will be taking place next? Stay tuned.