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With all that I have read I still don't get it how we can just accept the inconsistency of the application of the rules there was at the least a change of policy in mid stream last year then no tags were reissued during the season which leads one to believe the program was on hold then nothing in Jan on NJ website the next thing you hear is March 29 announcement on NJ tv the program is starting up again I called Port Republic about sending in my log form,I held out thinking the program was on hold why let my form sit and get lost all winter long, To my dismay I was a day late the deadline was March 28 next thing I find out is there is no recourse except to fill out an application which now enters me into a lottery and if I do not get anything right on this form including Sase no 10envelope no duplicate if I breathe wrong I will be thrown out and I will not know until Sept1 if I am accepted after years of following the rules mailing in log forms paying NJ Prop taxes etc like everyone else I have very little rights. No spring striped bass program and possibly no fall striped bass program unless were lucky and all this with a questionable track record of how the powers that are running the program have conducted themselves . I am posting to ask if there is anything we can do write complain fix and just in general get it off my chest. Thanks for listening hope we can get lucky like at the casinos
 

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Originally posted by Lil' Flyer:
With all that I have read I still don't get it how we can just accept the inconsistency of the application of the rules there was at the least a change of policy in mid stream last year then no tags were reissued during the season which leads one to believe the program was on hold then nothing in Jan on NJ website....
I don't understand this mentality. A number of my buddies also did not turn in their logs because they believed the program was on hold. The requirement of the program was to submit your log "within two weeks of December 31." This seems like pretty clear direction on the log sheet itself.

My thinking was that there was absolutely no downside to submitting my log per the written direction provided to me. To me, even if there were no program in 2005, hopefully, someone would be able to analyze the 2004 results. There was benefit in that if nothing else. It seems like a lot of people figured that if the program is on hold and I get nothing out of it, there's no need for me to submit my log.

Good luck in the lottery.

[ 04-04-2005, 12:46 PM: Message edited by: Barnegat Light Mike ]
 

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Lottery Bonus program!!!! That's B.S.
I was wondering who is the genius behind that idea.
The same person or panel should start thinking for " Lottery State Taxes" program.

I think it is the only way to be fare, if we are going to play the lottery game

Jim
 

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Originally posted by Saltwater Angler:
Lottery Bonus program!!!! That's B.S.
I was wondering who is the genius behind that idea
Tom Fote.

However, Tom stated (publicly) that all the tags should be distributed through a lottery, eliminating the for-hire sector completely from the program and making even anglers who participated faithfully and went the extra step to send in their logs simply be part of the lottery with those who never participated before.

Tom got part of his wish, the balance of the tags will be distributed through the lottery process. Fortunately, the Commissioner did not agree that the time-honored practice of historical participation being considered in limited/quota based fisheries should not be ignored just because it was convenient for JCAA's purposes (even though I have personally heard Tom on many an occasion say the exact opposite when it suited his purposes)
 

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Capt. TB,
You hit the old nail right on the head. He seems to always be on an ego trip. it is a shame that anyone still listens to him.
 
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