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10kman10kman Posts: 674 Officer
It's time Florida puts into law,in addition to slot and daily limits,
possession limits.The amount of reds,sheepshead,mahi,snapper
and grouper than goes northward with our winter residents is
huge.One day,only,in an adjoining subdivision there were over
and 150 reds and sheepsheads being fileted,wrapped and frozen
heading North.
Second issue is because we have no possession limits is the amount
of fish thrown away because freezer burn,thawed on way home or
simply tired of eating the 50+lbs. of filets they brought back.

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  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 11,694 AG
    10kman wrote: »
    It's time Florida puts into law,in addition to slot and daily limits,
    possession limits.The amount of reds,sheepshead,mahi,snapper
    and grouper than goes northward with our winter residents is
    huge.One day,only,in an adjoining subdivision there were over
    and 150 reds and sheepsheads being fileted,wrapped and frozen
    heading North.
    Second issue is because we have no possession limits is the amount
    of fish thrown away because freezer burn,thawed on way home or
    simply tired of eating the 50+lbs. of filets they brought back.
    So, you're ok with FWC or FEDS looking in your freezer or house?:hairraiser
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • 10kman10kman Posts: 674 Officer
    98% of the time,possession violations are officers stopping cars and finding
    exceeded possession limits.If they came to your home,you likely had other
    legal issues.
  • FV Miss MaryFV Miss Mary Posts: 497 Officer
    "Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against - then you'll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We're after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you'd better get wise to it. There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now, that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."
  • 10kman10kman Posts: 674 Officer
    "Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against - then you'll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We're after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you'd better get wise to it. There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now, that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."
    We might be somewhat off the topic!
  • mjacksmjacks Posts: 152 Deckhand
    10kman wrote: »
    We might be somewhat off the topic!

    No Sir! To the contrary, FL Miss Mary is quite on target!
  • FV Miss MaryFV Miss Mary Posts: 497 Officer
    Mjacks...52m Mieeolure.. Twitch, twitch, slow retrieve. Repeat as needed for a strike.
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 11,694 AG
    Mjacks...52m Mieeolure.. Twitch, twitch, slow retrieve. Repeat as needed for a strike.
    snortle
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • 10kman wrote: »
    98% of the time,possession violations are officers stopping cars and finding
    exceeded possession limits.If they came to your home,you likely had other
    legal issues.

    Please provide the citation.
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  • jcbsharkjcbshark Posts: 25 Greenhorn
    Aren't there enough f'n rules for rec. fishermen.They already put out two books a year and by the time they are off the press there is already new bs they didn't get in the book in time.I for one would like to see people who understand that you can't count fish in the ocean to have some imput on what and how many fish I can keep.I guess thats like giving the weatherman a window.
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