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Questions tagged [fishing]

For questions related to the act of catching fish.

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The effect of fishing on total land area needed to feed an island settlement

I am trying to create an island with a large settlement on it, the people of this settlement need to be able to sustain themselves and according to Medieval demographics made easy (MDME) A square ...
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How would you go about seeding oceans of Europa with adapted Earth life?

How do you go about building a working Earth-like ocean ecosystem from scratch in Europa's subsurface ocean? On Earth, abyssopelagic species have evolved to live more than 6km below the surface. ...
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Where can I learn more about 1700 era boating?

I want to write about men out doing whaling and fishing with the type of technology similar to that of early 1700s boating. They are going to have a blunderbuss, use old harpoon fishing, sail boats ...
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How did fishermen fish from caravels or cogs? [closed]

I'm trying to get some details on the techniques of fishing from caravel or cog ships. I've found plenty of resources telling me that they were used for fishing but no details regarding how. Are we ...
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How to catch giant sea creatures?

One hundred years into the future, humanity colonizes the first planet in another solar system. A big ocean world! Yay! But there is a problem: Most of the flora is toxic for consumption, so the ...
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How do you pronounce Micropterus? [closed]

How do you pronounce Micropterus, a genus for a fish.
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Creating a realistic world map - fisheries [closed]

I've sketched out my coastlines, my mountains, my wind currents, and my climate zones. If its Earth-like in all respects but geography, where should the inhabitants of my world expect to find fish, ...
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Can you catch a fish with a fishing rod… from orbit?

Hijacking DaaaahWhoosh's backstory, let's say our sniper takes the shot anyway, but he accidentally hit one of his weather balloons he set up, and now he's out of tungsten bullets. Frustrated, he ...
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Extreme Sport: Fishing

A small IT company decided to launch an epic advertizing campaign to increase its branding decided to hold a fishing contest. Participant of all ages and professions are welcome preferably those with ...