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90 percent of commercial harvested lobster in the Keys goes to China

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  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 12,215 AG
    :)
    THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
  • Tom HiltonTom Hilton Posts: 1,595 Captain
    ANUMBER1 said:
    surfman said:
    How much of the seafood we eat is imported?


    I'm sure you can google it...

    While your at it google the 17 billion dollar economic impact that commercial fishing had on the State of Fl last year..

    Rec fishing made it to 7.6 billion, quite a difference..
    Hey Art, care to post up your source of these figures?
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 12,399 AG
    ANUMBER1 said:
    surfman said:
    How much of the seafood we eat is imported?


    I'm sure you can google it...

    While your at it google the 17 billion dollar economic impact that commercial fishing had on the State of Fl last year..

    Rec fishing made it to 7.6 billion, quite a difference..
    Hey Art, care to post up your source of these figures?
    Marco Rubio letter to a rec fisherman..
    I was kind of shocked too, I figured the difference would be closer.
    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.
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 12,399 AG
    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.
  • drgibbydrgibby Posts: 1,761 Captain
    ANUMBER1 said:
    Huge difference without those import stats.
    Guess I ain`t the only one that likes cherrys .................
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 12,399 AG
    and your fishing reels are manufactured where?
    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.
  • drgibbydrgibby Posts: 1,761 Captain
    The last 6 that I have bought were Avets,made in California, I believe that is still part of the USA. Although some might disagree. All my Internationals are old and they hail from Pennsylvania. Rods are all custom, not real sure where the blanks are made, I will inquire when I pick up my new ones this week. 
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 12,399 AG
    good for you..
    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.
  • CyclistCyclist Posts: 23,340 AG
    edited August 2018 #40
    Northwest is pretty good in Gville. The Freezer in Homasassa. I guess a lot of towns cater to tourists and the food is meh. I am still amazed at all the places that seem to favor cod and tilapia...
  • Tom HiltonTom Hilton Posts: 1,595 Captain
    "Economic impact:
    • Saltwater recreational fishing- $8.0 billion
    • Supports: 114,898 jobs  
    • Florida's commercial fisheries generate $17.7 billion of sales, $3.3 billion of income, and $5.9 billion of value added and support 92,858 jobs, including imports. Commercial fishing, without imports, generate $1 billion of sales, $262 million of income, and $400 million of value added."
    Using $16.6 billion in imported seafood to mask the real number of $1 billion in actual Florida commercial fishing when comparing with American recreational fishing revenues of $8 billion Art? 

    Florida is like its own country when it comes to recreational fishing numbers - it's time to understand and appreciate just how much more important recreational fishing is to our nation than commercial fishing, and to to correct the inequities created by the commercial bias in our federal fisheries management.

  • drgibbydrgibby Posts: 1,761 Captain
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 12,399 AG
    "Economic impact:
    • Saltwater recreational fishing- $8.0 billion
    • Supports: 114,898 jobs  
    • Florida's commercial fisheries generate $17.7 billion of sales, $3.3 billion of income, and $5.9 billion of value added and support 92,858 jobs, including imports. Commercial fishing, without imports, generate $1 billion of sales, $262 million of income, and $400 million of value added."
    Using $16.6 billion in imported seafood to mask the real number of $1 billion in actual Florida commercial fishing when comparing with American recreational fishing revenues of $8 billion Art? 

    Florida is like its own country when it comes to recreational fishing numbers - it's time to understand and appreciate just how much more important recreational fishing is to our nation than commercial fishing, and to to correct the inequities created by the commercial bias in our federal fisheries management.

    we import bait for stone crab and lobster,

    Y'all buy imported outboards..

    17,7 billion still trumps 7.6 billion..

    Y'all used to use just ex-vessel value for commercial and the whole spectrum for rec. to skew the #'s in your favor.

    kinda backfired on y'all.
    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.
  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 6,008 Admiral
    It's all fake news....
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 12,399 AG
    surfman said:
    It's all fake news....
    sure it is
    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.
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