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SENATE RESOLUTION No. 46
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
214th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 22, 2010


Sponsored by:
Senator BOB SMITH
District 17 (Middlesex and Somerset)
Senator CHRISTOPHER "KIP" BATEMAN
District 16 (Morris and Somerset)


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Urges Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to establish new artificial reefs for commercial fishing.


http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2010/Bills/SR/46_I1.PDF

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2010/Bills/SR/46_I1.HTM

yeah, that's not gonna happen.........where is the $$$$ gonna come from??
 

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Odd that it does not state that all comm. gear needs to be removed from the existing reefs. Using dredge spoils to make a reef sounds like a legal way to pollute....? I would think that the spoils should be dumped way offshore or trucked to a landfill. As usual the government proposal is vague.
 

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The intent is good. The authors of the resolution are not up on who would have to pay for the permit applications, who would hold the permits and supervise the construction and maintenace of the reefs. We are working on educating them.
 

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The intent is good. The authors of the resolution are not up on who would have to pay for the permit applications, who would hold the permits and supervise the construction and maintenace of the reefs. We are working on educating them.

Not to mention competing with current reefs for materials, possibly raising fees and prices to make ready the material. If this happens it would be great to see the difference between a commercially fished (with pots and such) reef and one fished solely by recs. Boy could that tell us all something. One way or another

By the way the bill us recs want put through is to remove pots and other gear off the reefs not remove commercial fishing all together. Hook and line commercial would be fine with me. If this goes through they better remove all commercial fishing from the "rec" reefs. But I think this won't really happen and if it does it will take years to come to fruition.

I think it is a good idea on paper but I feel it will get caught up in red tape and never make it.
 
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