Good post, Tom. I could help make arrangements for you to get on an oyster boat. Like Jim, I believe that some infractions can easily be sensationalized to stimulate a movement for a cause. Right is right, wrong is wrong, and I believe malicious poachers should have the boom lowered on them, but everything isnt always just black and white.
Although Jim and I don't know each other (although I look forward to meeting you soon, Jim), I believe we are of the same mindset with regards to the unfortunate "us vs them" scenario, and the singleminded pursuit of a net ban that is cultivated here under the guise of conservancy.
It seems as though little thought is being given to the ramifications aside from more fish for us, and the singular pursuit of this ban does not lend itself, and even detracts from the conservancy argument.
Example being, the thread here about the mind blowing toxic pollution in va. How many responses?
But a thread about a comm with 6 rockfish leaps to 4 pages...
I think this is a great site, and i think there are great people here, i just wish we'd look at the forest, not just the trees.
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Thanks gents, for being patient. I agree that keeping undersize oysters seems to be a small offense. Doing it many times over many years seems pushy to me. What do you think??? Hambleton is a businessman, he could be more careful, without filing bankruptcy. We need oysters to clean the water in the bay. This points to why I want to go out for a rainy day on an oysterboat. I will work like a dog for free. I know how to follow orders. I have seldom seen oysters that were not on a plate... granger could learn a lot...smiling... I do not know crap about oysters.
What is the chance that [ for 2013 ] we could petition the DNR and the MSSA to take pictures of those big breeders and release all but one per man? Maybe I am a dreamer? In a year or two the bay could be stinking with Rockfish. I'm just saying... Are the fishermen willing to make this sacrifice??? Is it reasonable? Am I a crazy man??
For the record, Brandon is in my opinion, a good man. He invests in this fishery, more than you and I know. He also has many who clue him in to what is happening, good or bad. That is why he was able to bust that meeting [ Annapolis ] wide open. Every so often, He is forced to take action, to protect his "brand" . He cannot allow his place of business to be ruined by idiots of any stripe. Tidal Fish is like his Hardware Store. If people stop visiting, he cannot sell advertizing. Some folks seem to hate authority. You would not let someone walk through your house with muddy boots. Brandon will not either. I have not met the man. I have not been paid in any way to make this statement. You all know by now, that I am truthful. Enough rambling, I am listening Shaddart.
There is hot new mail from the Somerset Courthouse. See "30 trials in Somerset" - " Protect the Fish".
Last edited by TomGlenBurnie; 03-24-2012 at 01:48 PM.
Boy did this thread get hijacked.
About NRP's enforcement of the PSCR rules...... Our boat was boarded by an NRP officer last Friday. We were just above 86. Asked us to keep right on trolling as he performed a vessel safety check. As part of his check he asked us to reel in one of lines so he could check our lures. Took all of 10 minutes and he was gone.
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