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binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,797 Admiral
Our Governor makes a request to open scallop season data needed,no surveys needed..just done!


  • bgeorgebgeorge Posts: 1,652 Captain
    Mr Scott has made the request. I have not seen that there has been an executive order as of yet making it so. Next commission meeting they will most likely put it on a consent agenda and let the commissioners vote on it.
    The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Hopefully the next man is not dropping his stones on the mountain you are trying to move.
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 11,900 AG
    That's cause Scallops aren't Cute and Furry with pretty eyes....
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,797 Admiral
    The request has been signed, sealed,and delivered...simple as that.

    yet, down South, we need an act of congress to help the everglades survive during high water events.
  • AllenRAllenR Posts: 2,702 Captain
    It's a done deal...opens June 28.
    I find it hilarious that some species are regulated to death and don't need to be (ARS, for example). Yet if one species is a money maker for the local communities, go beat it to death and it's ok. Some areas need to be closed down. Steinhatchee is just about there. The Steinhatchee river is above flood stage by 2ft right now, and has been that way all spring. I like Gov Scott, but I would like to go toss him out of my boat with a dive mask, and let me know when he has a limit....I'll wait
  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,797 Admiral
    Did the STAG approve this...ooh wait is their a scallop team group? I thought all the stakeholders needed to participate,waste hrs of their precious time before changes could take place.
  • mobenmoben Posts: 184 Deckhand
    Isnt there an election coming up?
  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,797 Admiral
    I'll vote him in again if he can circumvent the system and make things happen
  • gottheitch22gottheitch22 Posts: 4,533 Captain
    WATER IS MONEY simple as that .
    living life as i like
  • bswivbswiv Posts: 8,512 Admiral
    Sense I seriously doubt he ventures forth to the scallop grounds with us peons what has happened is someone, or a group of someones has made the case for this action and he has responded.

    It's most likely not "one" person who actually moved the ball but rather some folks who instead of craping made a call or wrote a letter of went to see someone. And they probably did it politely and in a well reasoned manner, which is usually the most effective way. Mind you not always, but usually.

    Scott gets credit for responding correctly.
  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,797 Admiral
    Find out how it was done, then Let Bergeron know...i'm sure he would love to see as swift of action taken with regards to high water in the glades as Scott did with changing a season start date, which is unheard of!
  • ScoutboatScoutboat Posts: 2,575 Captain
    I agree with moben!
    is there an election in the future??
    Define pandering.
  • huntmstrhuntmstr Posts: 6,290 Admiral
    This is not that difficult to figure out folks. The governor stated in his request that it is for economic reasons, i.e. the tourism and livelihood of small towns in the western coastal regions of Florida. It's also not a big deal when it comes to regulation or harvest since it's contained within the harvest area and not an expansion in size or limit. The move helps to capture three more days so that the season starts over a weekend. There are still many scallops that stay deeper which we never see or get to harvest as part of the recreational season. Three added days does not put that much more pressure on the resource. This is not like the ARS issues or anything else mentioned in this thread. There are no marine fisheries boards to combat, no federal agencies to deal with, and no major commercial fishing lobby crying over the additional 3 days. Good Lord, some of you live to complain about everything and turn any little thing into a major gripe fest.
    Bushnell, Primos and Final Approach Pro Staff. Proud member of the Fab Five, Big Leaugers and Bobble Head 4.

    I had you pissed off at hello.
  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,797 Admiral
    LOL,...i'm sure the good people of lakeport/buckhead/moore haven will disagree with you when the water levels were kept at record highs and lows killing the economy in those areas maybe for good?

    At any rate, it still proves it takes 1 person,we've seen this time n time again.
  • cracker4112cracker4112 Posts: 1,019 Officer
    Not to mention the season has been lengthened by 2 weeks added to the end since 2010:

    Bay scallop season extended by 2 weeks

    News Release

    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943

    (Back to Commission meeting news)

    After determining that two years of season extensions did not significantly impact the bay scallop population, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) decided June 28 to permanently extend the recreational season by adding two weeks to the end.

    The decision was made at the Commission meeting in Palm Beach Gardens. Commissioners also directed staff to look into the possibility of a future commercial harvest of bay scallops. The commercial harvest of bay scallops has been closed in Florida state waters since 1994.

    The recreational season, which starts July 1 and closed annually on Sept. 11, will now end Sept. 25. The extension will help increase business opportunities during a time of the year when other fisheries are closed and tourism has decreased. Bay scallops are also known to be larger at the end of the summer, which may be a draw for some harvesters.

    The Commission extended the season temporarily in 2010 and 2011 to help alleviate economic hardships caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

    Bay scallops can be recreationally harvested in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to nine nautical miles) from the Pasco-Hernando County line to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County.
  • huntmstrhuntmstr Posts: 6,290 Admiral
    Both of these last posts reiterate my points.

    The Lakeport/Buckhead/Moorehaven water issues are not solely a state WMD issue. You have Army Corps of Engineers involved which complicates things far beyond the governor's office.

    The initial extension of the season by two weeks was specifically for economic reasons directly attributable to local business as I had stated before. And there is no commercial scallop lobby beating down the doors trying to get it opened back up.
    Bushnell, Primos and Final Approach Pro Staff. Proud member of the Fab Five, Big Leaugers and Bobble Head 4.

    I had you pissed off at hello.
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 11,900 AG
    I think , as a Taylor County Property owner that huntmstr has pretty much Nailed it.
    The Gov. is gonna make sure the Coastal Communitys get fed. This is a Huge moneymaker for some fairly depressed communitys.
    It's what helps Hank and Jimbob pay their taxes and put away a little money for the season. Bartenders, Hotel maids , and Joe's Bait Shack is counting on this big time.
    And besides , it ain't like Scallops are going to be a PETA poster baby anytime soon..
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • Panhandler80Panhandler80 Posts: 8,923 Moderator
    I wish our govenor would tell Gulf Council / NOAA that FWC will not enforce federal fishing regulations.

    NOW that would be nice!!!!! Not only nice, but also EASY and LEGAL. Oh well.

    Let feds enforece the absurdities that are now federal reef fishing regs in the Gulf. Nope.... all Scott has to say is, "I don't like the regs either." Yet, he does nothing about them. That my friends is leadership rehtoric vs leadership example.

    Speaking of which... I say all saltwater anglers along the SE get together and form a club. Club rules are as follows:

    1. Membership is $200

    2. We ALL fish the first weekend of each month that's less than 2'. If it doesn't occur, we postpone till the next month and double our "limit".

    3. Limit is whatever we're permitted to take at any point in time. Example: Red grouper will be 3, and we all have a chance to go 12 times per year. Snapper is 2, at 12X per year.

    4. We all go at same time. Law knows it. Scott says he won't enforece. Only a couple guys will bet pulled by feds. At which point membership dues go towards payment of that individual's fine, AND court costs.

    5. We've got to do something. I'm so sick of it.

    Good night.
    "Whatcha doin' in my waters?"
  • TheSnookManTheSnookMan Posts: 430 Deckhand
    Why is this in the HUNTING forum.........

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,797 Admiral
    Do you hunt scallops,or fish for scallops?
  • bgeorgebgeorge Posts: 1,652 Captain
    Got notice of the executive order that Nick signed. Just showed up but according to what was posted it signed on the 16h. Scott letter signed on 14th. No reference in Scott email that is available online. Letter addressed to Chairman Corbett at FWC address. Quick action indeed. I may have to work with him on items that seem to hit roadblocks.
    The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Hopefully the next man is not dropping his stones on the mountain you are trying to move.
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 11,900 AG
    I know of some Items that hit Roadblocks...Several Dozen as a matter of Fact....
    What kinda Pull do you have, I'll send a list.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • Angler_2600Angler_2600 Posts: 1,106 Officer
    Bring more money to the state
  • Red FishRed Fish Posts: 1,163 Officer
    Why is this in the HUNTING forum.......
    huntmstr wrote: »
    ......some of you live to complain about everything and turn any little thing into a major gripe fest.
    That is why.
    Genesis 27:3 - Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.
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