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I really, really wonder what goes unreported. I suspect that not everything that is bought and sold is being done legally. Higher prices per pound likely only contributes to such a problem - keeping a black market somewhat strong (assuming it exists).

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8 mins ago, NHAngler said:

I really, really wonder what goes unreported. I suspect that not everything that is bought and sold is being done legally. Higher prices per pound likely only contributes to such a problem - keeping a black market somewhat strong (assuming it exists).

Possibly back door deals to restaurants but I don’t think it would be a ton. As far fish delivered to dealer all of those are reported and dealers add tags to every fish.

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10 mins ago, NHAngler said:

I really, really wonder what goes unreported. I suspect that not everything that is bought and sold is being done legally. Higher prices per pound likely only contributes to such a problem - keeping a black market somewhat strong (assuming it exists).

Based on what I and others witnessed this July at Area51 alone,  I'd venture a guess that the black market and underground backdoor market is alive and well. The number of fish I observed clearly poached was obscene.

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The black markets is more than alive. It’s actually stronger than ever. If they start checking restaurants especially the bodegas and Chinese food places you would truly find out. I’m not saying those are the only places but they are the majority. 

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10 hours ago, Riptide said:

I'm more interested in the limits of 40-60#er at the auction.   Geeee. I wonder where they came from.  

Definitely, positively not block island I’m sure.

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On 8/17/2019 at 7:11 AM, l.i.fish.in.vt said:

and if you look at the names of most of those caught with undersized fish its pretty clear which ethnic groups are the biggest culprits

Are other ethnic groups better at poaching then? Guess they dont get caught as much

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On 8/17/2019 at 7:11 AM, l.i.fish.in.vt said:

and if you look at the names of most of those caught with undersized fish its pretty clear which ethnic groups are the biggest culprits

Where are you finding these names? I've checked numerous sources and have yet to find any.

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1 min ago, bob_G said:

Where are you finding these names? I've checked numerous sources and have yet to find any.

generally only RI releases names and its always white guys 

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2 hours ago, yemista said:

Are other ethnic groups better at poaching then? Guess they dont get caught as much

They get caught, just don't get really busted. Usually just a warning, if they think you won't pay your fine, or will claim a language barrier problem to the judge, they get off free and clear. Kinda disgusting

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Good for them. I’ve lost complete interest in even trying anymore this year and I drive by it every day. 

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Definitely not on fire by any means, fished 12 to 2 ish West End when everyone packed it up, 4 to 7 pm East End. Caught one schoolie and saw a few other small ones caught. Granted I wouldn’t confirm if it was truly on fire.

 

Good for them for getting on the fish,  but exaggerated reports don’t help the crowd situation. Enjoy the weekend all.

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