Peacock Bass, Singapore-Style

Noting that Singaporeans are just as likely as their Western counterparts to practice snobbery, writer and guide James Card says that fishing for peacocks in Singapore canals carries with it all the social/legal trappings of that island city-state. “He said the peacock bass (the butterfly strain, cichla ocellaris) were stocked by “some wiseguy” years ago and the population took off; however, angling in the reservoirs was not allowed at the time. When the ban was lifted, fishing was allowed only at designated points, as it still is today. There are no catch limits, size limits, fishing licenses or angling rules of any kind — other than the stipulation that you must fish from the exact spot the government tells you to fish from.” In The New York Times.
Just imagine what happens if you drop used fishing line on the ground.

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