Malsow

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  1. At $10 for a round trip ticket I'm not surprised numbers are up. Is that increase actually an indicator that it is a success? Time will tell...
  2. Rhode Island EPOs Arrest Two Commercial Fishermen With 38 Striped Bass Poachers were catching bass in Rhode Island to sell in Massachusetts. BY OTW STAFF AUGUST 22, 2019 RI DEM Environmental Police Arrest Two Commercial Harvesters For Violations of State Marine Fisheries Laws Arrests are a Result of Information Obtained during Operation Level Playing Field, a Multi-day Effort Targeting Illegal Striped Bass Fishing Activity PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) today announced the arrest of Robert Majors, age 41, of Bristol and Peter Parente, age 53, of West Greenwich. The two men were arrested yesterday by DEM environmental police officers for being in possession of 38 striped bass. Both are Massachusetts commercial fishermen and were charged with 37 counts of exceeding the daily possession limit of one fish per day, and with 38 counts of failure to fin clip striped bass found in their possession as required by law. Majors and Parente are scheduled to be arraigned in 3rd Division District Court in September. The fish were seized as evidence. “Preserving Rhode Island’s striped bass fishery and all our marine resources is a responsibility we take very seriously,” said DEM Director Janet Coit. “I am extremely proud of our DEM Division of Law Enforcement and the commitment and professionalism our officers demonstrate every day in responding to illegal activity and bringing the people responsible to justice. Their outstanding action to thwart illegal fishing practices level the playing field for all anglers who abide by current striped bass regulations Yesterday’s arrest stemmed from information obtained by DEM officers during Operation Level Playing Field, a recent prolonged high-visibility law enforcement patrol conducted in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the coast of New Shoreham to protect the striped bass stocks. The EEZ is a portion of federal waters reserved for conserving and managing fishery stocks. From July 29 through August 2, officers from DLE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Law Enforcement, U.S. Coast Guard, Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police, and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation patrolled and boarded vessels to check for compliance and enforce fishing laws and regulations on the Southwest Ledge off the coast of Block Island, an area frequently exploited by charter boat captains, dive operations, and both commercial and recreational anglers targeting striped bass near the tri-state boundary within the EEZ. DEM environmental police officers learned that Majors and Parente were believed to be fishing in the EEZ and selling their catch in Massachusetts. The practice of taking striped bass from Rhode Island state waters and/or from the EEZ, and selling them in Massachusetts, is prohibited. Based on this information, DEM law enforcement officers approached the two fishermen at a residence in West Greenwich and found them to be in possession of 38 striped bass with a total weight of 1,054 pounds. All of these fish were larger than the 34″ minimum size, and none had the right pectoral fin removed as required by regulation. Both fishermen were in violation of the possession limit of one fish per person, as well as failing to clip the right pectoral fin of a striped bass 34 inches or larger in total length.
  3. Good to hear. Nice to see they are cracking down on things.
  4. Does anyone know what the plan is for the trees between the new hotel and the canal? Will they be removed to provide a "canal view" or will the be left as is?
  5. You're out promoting these rods. I understand you want it back but maybe you need to just cut your losses and let it be. Some guy came across the rod and might have no clue about this site or how to return it. Unfortunately for you, his lucky day. Let it be...
  6. Great post. I think you would have got blessings across the board if this was your first post in the thread.
  7. I like it. Same thing Cape side and good to go.
  8. The stuff we see while fishing can equal the experience of fishing itself sometimes...
  9. Tsunami trophy
  10. Now that is a cool story!
  11. I'm not worried about getting a ticket. I just think they'd be overwhelmed by too many reports that way.
  12. Almost too easy. Could be a slippery slope. Might lead to false reports. For example, say I catch a schoolie and am in the process of unhooking it and you snap a pic of me and send it over to a site. They have to review and screen all the leads they get. I'm not sure theyd have the manpower.
  13. I'll have to take a look. Thanks for the tip.
  14. I have only used powerpro. They price for mpeter is a big saving but as I've grown older I'm leery of bargains and generally go by the motto of you get what you've paid for. But, I wonder if this stuff is a good option. I've seen it and it looks just like power pro. Anyone have any feedback they would like to share?
  15. I have only used powerpro. The price for mpeter is a big saving but as I've grown older I'm leery of bargain and generally go by the motto of you get what you've paid for. But, I wonder if this stuff is a good option. I've seen it and it looks just like power pro. Anyone have any feedback they would like to share?