Agreed. This is true of many fisheries. What are stripers worth for the comm guys? $2.00/pound (if that)? Makes sense to me, but then, when has fisheries management ever made sense??
A farmer is free to do as they wish with their farm land. They own it, they actually grow what they sell, they create their own self sustaining resource.Originally posted by pseeker:
Maybe we should ban farming and build condos on all that land. The economic benifit would be well worth it. What you fail to realise is granting a public resource to a very small percentage of the public isn't fair. Let's pretend stripers are on the decline as these radical groups such as Stripers Forever and Peta are claiming. Should we allow a small harvest of these fish for food, or allow less than 1% of the population to kill these fish for fun? If you look at it this way it might make a little sense.
Another commercial fisherman barking up the wrong tree.Originally posted by pseeker:
Well said and to the point. The price of striped bass has been steadily rising. We're hoping for $3/lb this season. The public is speaking.
"The public will decide how to best utilize those resources, not you guys."
Originally posted by pseeker:
Just like the tomatoe...
"It's sort of like banning the commercial sale of tomatoes, according to Nils Stolpe, who heads up the Garden State Fishing Association. Compare the two: The gardener spends lots on fertilizer, compost, manure, pesticides, etc.; seed and plants; land costs; gas for the Volvo to drive to the supply store; and so on, which makes most backyard-grown tomatoes worth about $15 a pound.
it doesn't matter what you say to them they all blame comm fishing for their lack of catching so you are just talking into thin air,most already have their minds made up that they don't like comm fishermen but they don't understand how it goes,the last thing i am going to do is listen to a lawyer,plumber,acountant,etc tell me about the oceans fisheries,if i need to know about taxes or a computer problem yeah i'll call one of them for advice but as far as fish go i will talk to a comm fisherman or a fulltime professional capt.
This, versus the commercially-grown tomato available in the grocery store where anyone can get one for, oh, 49 cents, available to everyone. Stolpe says this is like trying to say we should all have to grow our own tomatoes because they cost so much more, and that is somehow Good."
I can't really put too much stock into some RFA guy's opinion who makes his living selling equipment used in killing fish for fun. The market for fresh fish is huge compared to the relatively tiny segment of the population who kill fish for fun.
Who are you to start calling people names,you believe in rec fishing and others believe in comm fishing and how much do you really know about comm fishing have you even spent any time on a comm vessel or do you believe everything you hear,obviously you are a insecure "little man" to call people names from behind a computer screenOriginally posted by Younger:
You, Sir, are a clueless moron.