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Huckleberry wrote: »
Oh and if you want to fix the whole fishery. Just make the GPS less accurate. Say accurate to a couple hundred feet, instead of 5 feet. With todays boats, fishermen, tackle, and technology the fish don't have a chance. 20 years ago only Charter Operators were this good, these days if you have the money to buy the equipment every one is a pro, its a no brainer.
Tom Hilton wrote: »
No, I didn't hit the wrong button the time your IP address was revealed - that was a mistake that was addressed and we have moved on. You need to get over it.
Offer catch shares to the western states? No, you are again confused notreely. States have managed their own resources for decades using bag limits and seasons - they work fine, and are certainly not catch shares.
Asking for local management of a fish that swims off of Galveston Texas is taking fish away from Florida fishermen? That is not only laughable, it's ridiculous, but then again we have come to expect the laughable and ridiculousness from the EDF crowd.
I know, it's nefarious to ask that the fishery be managed locally for the best interests of the fish and the fishermen living there. It makes no scientific sense whatsoever to manage the Gulf fisheries as one unit - what happens off of Florida should have no bearing on what happens off of Texas, and vice versa. Each area has it's unique ecosystem, biomass, and effort - Florida fishermen should be able to fish the maximum amount based on what the Florida ecosystem can sustain over time. Texas fishermen should not be underfishing their fish because the Feds'/Democrats don't like Texas.
The great people of Alabama have been prohibited from accessing their great artificial reefing system for 98% of the year, while the commercial boys have 365 day access to those same reefs. I think Alabama/Florida panhandle anglers should have equal access to the reefs that THEY deployed - not taking away access for the benefit of a few commercial operations.
Tom Hilton wrote: »
Met your Dad in Orange Beach at the BMGC - nice guy.
Maybe the answer is for Texas to secede and become its own nation again, eh?
The system is obviously broken, beyond hope of repair at this point.
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