lets all go to virginia beach and watch the menhaden fleet in one day fill their boats with menhaden and then have to return to portwith their catch.Where one percent or less of the population of Virginia desides what the other 99 percent will go along with. We have to get our own lobbylist and put a stop to this . Why was their quota set so high?Why dont they have onboard odservers on these boats to oversee? Why isnt somebody paid to oversee these boats and their plant?
Please do not take this the wrong way or think I am okay with cleaning out all the fish in the bay. I too would love to see the populations of all the species remain healthy so that our children can enjoy and experience the same things we have been priveliged (spelling) enough to for generations to come, but this topic has been beat to death over and over and over here on this board. As a matter of fact I get at least 5 emails a week from TF about subscribed threads on this topic that are pages and pages and pages long. Maybe we ought to ask Brandon to start a message board on this topic and send it to Washington every week so they can see how long these debates go on and on for.
Eliminate the planes and give em binoculars would be a good start. Atleast then we can discuss fuel prices because they will burn the nations oil reserves running around in circles like the rest of us.
What is my point you ask? Let's get back to fishing reports here and keep this thread on Menhaden boats down to at least one a week, better yet or do something about it besides preaching to the same audience here over and over and over again.
Just my2 cents
definitely preachin to the choir here,
what we need is a kamikaze to take one for the team, fill a truck and boat full of explosives and drive it right up the middle of the prosessing plant......once and for all. PROBLEM SOLVED- and no one left to arrest as well.
I will drive the truck to better y'alls future,I am ok with checking out,really I am . Who is going to take up the collection for the Dyn-O-mite ?
Its gotta be an auto too cause I cant drive a stick shift unless it a racecar-
As beat to death as this horse is, I dont see much change in the habit of the creature called "Omega Protein Co." as long as we have 100's of striper reports like we had this past weekend......we gotta go fishing and report nothing for the next 24 months. From now on when you post make sure you use the words " nada, zilch or skunked" in your striper report. Better yet dont even go, stay home, save the gas and say we went and report no catches. That way Omega will close down and move to Mexico !
The slaughter continues
Went to the oceanfront at lunch and saw 8 trawlers sucking in the menhaden just off the beach. What a shame.
Originally Posted by racn35
Thats it, im not going over jamies house for the next 6 months. I don't want to be on the FBI watch list.
heck now were all getting arrested!
I got a dirt late model I'll provide for the task so Racn can provide his kamikaze skills. Lots of room to pack it with explosives
But enough allready all we do is get into arguments and name calling instead of accomplishing anything. How about trying to figure out a way to be heard by the right people. If you just want to complain take it to the Northern Neck board where we have a discussion that has been going on for weeks with lots of name calling
CBF needs to be more aggresive in
educating the general public so they have the knowledge
environmentalists are looking at.
I'm tired of the indifference that surrounds me.
I'm not a Hippy! I'm not a Tree Hugger!
I just want a better future for such an important resource.
For anyone whose interested, Read "The Unnatural History of the Sea" by
Callum Roberts. It discusses from many angles the environmental
situations of our worldwide fisheries.