A good friend of mine told me that last weekend he rode out with another friend of mine (who I haven't seen in years) to check in on his commercial boat as they were unloading their catch at a fish camp near Venice, Fl. He was telling me that it was quite an experience and one that he would not soon forget. He said the crew unloaded 2,300 lbs of grouper and over 300 lbs of snapper which they said was quite a bit below their norm. I asked him when they're going out again and he said in just a couple days as soon as the cold front is through. I'm sure this has been debated here before but how in the world can these commercial guys just go out and haul in these insane amounts of fish while the average Joe Shmo has to look at the most current regs to see if he can keep just a couple of fish? I used to like to go offshore with a buddy I know but with these ridiculous regulations now I haven't been out in several years. To say that something is completely out of whack would be the understatement of the decade. :mad
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
"The main vice of capitalism is the unequal distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the equal distribution of misery." -Winston Churchill