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  1. In order for abundance to be a top priority, it would have to be 100% recreational. ... or determine that there aren’t any fish.
  2. Had my wife trip a breaker last week when she used a blow dryer while the electric fireplace was on the same circuit
  3. And none are "correct," it is a matter of their usefulness, correct?
  4. Ok; but I’d like to hear from the science/math side regarding modeling.
  5. I seriously doubt that even letting science determine a safer OY (based on accounting for error) will work and an OY primarily valuing abundance only can come from a recreational fishery.
  6. Are there alternatives/prominent critiques that I can read about?
  7. I guess it goes in some part hand in hand with the imaginary idea that we can manage a fishery with the primary goal a maximum amount of dead fish.
  8. It doesn’t seem that any fishery has a steady population; why is the concept of MSY, which seems to theorize on some imaginary equilibrium, the centerpiece of management?
  9. And the communities see the tightening up of the fisheries as an infringement. Can’t say I blame them for that view.
  10. Apparently significant amounts of poached fish can be moved through fish dealers
  11. Excerpts from two seperate artricles in the 27East "“This is not about gold coast bankers, it’s about baymen who fish from small wooden boats with nets. It’s about a way of life that will not be regulated out of existence. It’s been 20 years, almost to the day, that Calvin Lester was regulated out of business. So, today we stand and fight.” Mr. Rodgers was referring to Calvin Lester, his defendants’ late father. Using ocean seines to catch striped bass, Mr. Lester’s stock and trade, had been outlawed by the D.E.C. in 1991." "Outside the courthouse before the trial, defense attorney Daniel Rodgers said a fisherman’s prayer seeking strength in “this action that seeks to stop government intrusion into the lives of simple people who are simply trying to make a living.” Much of his case rested on what he later described as the DEC’s “sloppy work” and the fact that “it’s virtually impossible to make a living as a trap fisherman without breaking the law.” "
  12. From the Washington Post: ” On insular Tilghman — a 2.7-square-mile island with fewer than 800 residents — many are outraged by Lednum’s fall. Not because of his crime: poaching rockfish in violation of state and federal law. They are upset that this fourth-generation islander and chief of the volunteer fire department is to serve a year and a day behind bars for pursuing his livelihood. Neighboring families can’t recall anybody ever going to prison “just for catching a fish.” Two marinas have offered to dock the Kristin Marie for free. A waterman friend will be mowing Lednum’s lawn while he’s gone. “They are trying to get rid of watermen is what they are trying to do,” said Johnny Haddaway, 78, a third-generation waterman. Patricia McGlannan, co-owner of the Tilghman Island Country Store, notes that Lednum and three other men convicted in the poaching scheme “are the very same people who take care of the community and do all the volunteering. So there is your great irony. . . . I’m not for illegal fishing, but you meet the guy and you say, ‘Damn, it’s just fish.’ ” A lot of fish. As the February 2011 season opened, Maryland’s Natural Resources Police discovered miles of illegal “ghost nets” hidden beneath the surface and packed with more than 10 tons of rockfish. Although police had recovered illegally anchored and unattended nets for years, this marked the most egregious violation to date....”
  13. How many miles of illegal gill nets are there in the Chesapeake? In a high profile case several years back poached fish were sold to fish distributors in several states. “Hayden and Lednum shipped and sold the striped bass worth $498,293 to wholesalers in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. None of the fish was properly reported at Maryland check-in stations or on the permit allocation cards of daily catch records submitted to the Department of Natural Resources.”
  14. Personally I sympathize with the commercial fishermen as far as doing what they have to. They are hardworking people that have restrictions and often shrinking legal opportunities to profit. Try to imagine any business being forced to make less.
  15. I remember a police officer speaking at my high school telling us he wouldn’t bother pulling someone over for five miles over the speed limit. On the other hand I got pulled over for 23 in a 20mph school zone in lynbrook. Now when I go through known active speed traps(like the absurdity on the meadowbrook parkway near the drawbridge) I do the limit with my hazard lights on to try and protect myself from the rest of the traffic zooming by.