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Got TA Go wrote: »
Huckleberry... I'll be your Huckleberry.
So far as I can tell, and I may be wrong, and I'll live with that.... You come across as an agitator. Not unlike those protestors that were paid to inflame the Ferguson or Baltimore riots.
If I'm wrong, I'll stand in the light of day and admit it.
If I'm right... Your days are numbered.
Tom Hilton wrote: »
According to the feds' numbers shown by Bob Bryant on this forum, there were 250,000 trips that targeted or caught red snapper - multiply that by 2 fish per trip, and that equates to 500,000 fish x 8 pounds = 4,000,000 pounds. That's the total rec quota this year I believe.
So....let's see the SPECIFICS so we can determine for ourselves whether or not fish tags are a viable option;
How many are printed? __________________
How are they distributed? _______________
How many does each rec angler get? _______
Is there a fee associated with the tag? Y/N
If so, where does the money go to? ________________________________________________________
Unless you can answer these questions, then how can YOU know that fish tags are a viable option? You can't possibly know.
If you can't answer these questions, but continue to promote their worth, then it's just propaganda.
BubbaII wrote: »
Oh........... and Gary, I don't know how many times I have to tell you...... I don't work for anyone. I'm retired. What I believe is what I believe. My "messenger" comment was to point to the table in the amendment vs. Bob's number. One of those is correct. I am just the messenger of the data presented in the amendment. I don't know if that number is right or wrong; its just different than Bob's number. And I've asked how he got that number that is so much lower and different.
Huckleberry wrote: »
I will add that saying that the CCA is not a "lobby" is very far from the truth. They are a very strong lobby at the state level and in DC, but for "who" I guess is the question.
Got TA Go wrote: »
While CCA is a very strong Lobby with lots of followers, I'm a bit stand offish.
I grew up Commercial Fishing in TX, a business that was shut down due to the GCCA (before it was CCA). That was in the late 70s.
Personally, I don't understand how or why any charter business would stake its entire livelihood on 1 species. I have a charter business, and the ability to catch many species throughout the year. If I didn't have that, and was restricted to making my living on a single species... I might consider another line of work. But that's just me.
I would never represent myself as the keeper of the free world's access to a species, let alone take quota away from US Citizens that already have the ability to go catch their own. But that's me and my belief/value system.
Along those lines, I would never support a movement to place a dollar value on a permit for which I pay almost nothing for to make 10s of thousands of dollars annually as income... and then say no one else can have one.... unless they buy mine.
Like the Fed Gulf Charter Permit.
Since you are a Fed Gulf Charter guy, with 2 of these permits... How much do you pay each year to re-new them?
Huckleberry wrote: »
I pay $35 for each boat. I have never had a vote on the moratorium on permits.
What has to be nice fishing in Key West is 3 miles or less out you can chum up some yellowtail and pretty much troll up some Dolphin on any day.
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