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About Jonesy02719

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  1. I have a bottle of it at all times. I actually use it when I make elote (grilled Mexican Street corn), rather than using regular mayo.
  2. They’re also damn good for stir fried dishes. I made a Cantonese-style Lobster last week with em.
  3. I picked up 4 of them on Sunday. They already had a pile of dead ones laid out near the totes. One was so soft, I put my thumb through it’s carapace just picking it up to put it in the steamer. They weren’t loaded with meat, nor did I expect them to be. But they made a few decent meals.
  4. I’m sorry Angler#1, I’m not seeing the logic here. If you want to make the violations and resulting repercussions more intense, then just change the individual law(s). There’s no way it would be feasible (or warranted) to change all laws and regulations to reflect some made up phrase “Crimes against the environment”. Not all violations are even criminal. There’s administrative and regulatory violations that aren’t criminal.
  5. You guys think you’ve derailed this thread enough yet?
  6. I think what BobG is trying to convey is “crime against the environment” is a meaningless phrase. There is no legal or regulatory definition for the phrase, and it carries no weight of law. For example, whether someone is poaching fish, filling in a wetland or even dumping hazardous waste, there’s no law called “crimes against the environment.” Each individual environmental violation is described in the statute and regulation that deals with the violation. Fish and Wildlife refs deal with poaching. Wetlands Protection act deals with wetlands. Hazardous Waste refs deal with storage and handling of haz waste.
  7. All this is fairly easily found on the internet. Look up the Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Fund. According to their meeting minutes, in 2018: 187,255 permits were sold which accounted for a $1.45 million in revenue. That, plus federal reimbursements, donations, and balance carry over led to a projected $3.37 million balance for FY2020. According to their documents permitting issues cause most of the problems as far as their access and development projects go.
  8. “When the tautog fishery is open, private anglers are subject to 10-fish maximum tautog limit for the vessel. The most restrictive limit of the per angler bag limit or per vessel maximum limit applies. “ The more restrictive limit applies, which is the per angler bag limit. Which is one fish. The only way you could keep 10 fish per vessel (right now) was if you had 10 people that caught 1 fish each.
  9. The argument would be if there was no commercial fishery (completely) there would be no demand for Stripers in the overall market. No restaurants, seafood dealers, etc would be able to utilize them. Then Recs wouldn’t be able to unload their fish to the market. If there was only a partial closure (as mentioned above with only certain states) it wouldn’t have the same effect.
  10. I think they could come up with good reason if they really wanted to. They probably allocate more resources to fishing related activities (trash pickup, details, policing, etc.) than any other recreational activity. Also, it seems like the most problems occur at night, when fishing - not any other rec activity - is being undertaken. This is also when personnel/resources are already scarce. When they are supposed to be managing a waterway for navigation (which millions if not billions of dollars of cargo goes through), where do you suppose they’d make a choice on what’s important to their directive? As you mentioned, there would be political, municipal, and user pressure if they ever tried to limit access. I don’t dispute that.
  11. I think you misinterpreted. The ACOE can absolutely shut down any recreational activity or access that it wants to. In fact, the division engineer is explicitly given the right to stop any or all recreational activities or even schedule “reasonable” hours as he sees fit. “Recreational Activities” are defined, and any activities not expressly allowed actually are considered trespass. The legislation that the ACOE and the Canal goes by is 33 CFR 207.20. I believe the Federal government can also trump your public access rights under MGL Chapter 91 as well (see section 51 of Ch. 91).
  12. I highly doubt the USCG would leave an unmanned kayak at sea. Perhaps it was marked off and left during the initial phase of the search and rescue. They have done the same with dead bodies during the initial searches. An unmanned kayak floating around would result in many future calls to the Coat Guard. I’d bet my money that the kayak was recovered and brought to shore at some point shortly after. I do find it odd that a person supposedly wearing a PFD wasn’t found by now.
  13. Plovers have already mated and any chicks should have hatched by now. In regards to protection, if it’s on Municipally-owned land, it’s up to the municipality to protect the nests. Fines can be levied against the municipalities for takings of Endangered Species.
  14. I’ve seen this with my own eyes. Dudes from NY and NJ, usually with Uhaul vans and even uhaul trailers. Overflowing coolers and buckets. Some of the scup I saw were definitely undersized.... I kinda wish I’d have dropped the dime, but I’m glad someone was onto them!
  15. Do you ever protect the nests with chicken wire or anything to prevent predation? Do you notice if the nests ever make it long enough to have successful hatchlings? I wish I had this kind of wildlife in my backyard!