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    Posted: 27 November 2018 at 11:12am


It's giving Tuesday.  Let's try to make a difference!

The NCWF has done a pretty good job of actively getting involved to help protect, rebuild and preserve our important coastal resources.

I made my donation this morning.

The great conservationist Theodore Roosevelt said-  

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Thanks for being involved with your time, money and heart!

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Edited by Rick - 27 November 2018 at 11:13am
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NC Fisheries Management- Motto: Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad   Slogan: Shrimp On! Mission Statement: Enable Commercial Fishing At Any and All Cost, Regardless of Impact to the Resource.
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1997 2017
Atantic Croaker          10,711,667            1,007,963 -91%
Blue Crab          54,353,545          18,069,170 -67%
Red Drum                  52,502                186,463 255%
Southern Flounder            4,076,793            1,394,552 -66%
Spotted Seatrout                232,667                299,874 29%
Spot            2,627,925                413,995 -84%
Weakfish            3,561,060                  85,440 -98%
Striped Bass                587,786                  99,009 -83%

I was curious what would happen if you added red drum and speckled trout. Coincidental that the commercial harvest of the top two recreational species increased as the harvest on other species declined?

Also throw in the chart showing the number of commercial licenses reporting landings has declined by 46% since 1997. Commercial fishermen are disappearing as our fish disappear yet they insist that the FRA of 1997 does not need to be updated. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 November 2018 at 7:48pm
This is disappointing. In another thread I discussed the fact that people have disengaged.

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U can make the data say anything you want. Flynetting has been outlawed, this the decline in croaker and weakfish. Also retargeting of other fisheries, particularly scalloping has contributed to declines in others as well.
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Commercial landings down (lacking disclosure of any regulatory influences) new MRIP numbers estimating Rec catch is really 2 to 7 times higher than prior estimating survey methods, this is shaping up to be real pretty.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 November 2018 at 10:25pm
Originally posted by chasintrout chasintrout wrote:

U can make the data say anything you want. Flynetting has been outlawed, this the decline in croaker and weakfish. Also retargeting of other fisheries, particularly scalloping has contributed to declines in others as well.


Wrong

There is plenty of flynetting North of Hatteras. Those boats routinely land undersized (non-marketable) croakers that are just dumped back dead due to "bad pulls". Those boats also catch gray trout that become regulatory discards after the 100 pound per trip bycatch limit is reached.

Tell me more about the spot fishermen that traded in their gillnets for steel hulled 80-100 foot trawlers.

Edited by Rick - 27 November 2018 at 11:45pm
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You can’t catch what does not exist. In honesty you know why.
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