Seabear,Originally posted by seabear:
The addendum that passed at the ASMFC only involved those states that had already set their quotas. NJ had not set ours yet.
CaptG,Originally posted by CaptG:
If it looks like a fish, smells like a fish and tastes like a fish, it's a fish!!!
There was alot of opposition for passing this Addendum, but it went thru anyway!!
This is a very interesting comment! First of all when I read JCAA's position statement on this subject no where did it say that "all it's members were against it". As I stated earlier public comment ran about 50-50. NJ has an estimated 1,000,000 saltwater anglers. If you add up all of the members of the JCAA clubs and the other major groups I think you would be hard pressed to have a majority of the NJ's anglers.How NJ could have voted for it's passage when the JCAA and all it's members were against it is quite revealing IMO.
Correct me if wrong, but it is my understanding that NJ could have extended it?s season, regardless of the cut in TAL, but chose not to in order to be on the conservative side.Originally posted by seabear:
If the quota wasn't cut I would assume we would have had a least a longer season.
First let me say that I hope you are correct in that this ?oversight? will in fact preclude other states from getting ?credit? for our fish.Originally posted by seabear:
Capt. G, NJ did vote in favor of the addendum. It is because our regs weren't set until 3/2 that will cause the 3 states not to get "credit" for our fish.
Again, correct me if I?m wrong, but I thought that NJ could have chosen to extend it?s season with what we had this year.Originally posted by seabear:
It was MY personal feeling that NJ should set our regs for what's best for NJ. If the other states would benefit from that, I had no problem with that.
I would really like to see the results of the public comment on this. What, if any, was the RFA and United Boatmen of NJ?s stance on this? If either of these groups gave an opinion ? did they, as well as the JCAA, poll their membership?Originally posted by seabear:
As I stated earlier public comment ran about 50-50.
The word majority referred to the majority of those who gave a comment on the addendum. Not the enitre state of NJ anglers.Originally posted by seabear:
If you add up all of the members of the JCAA clubs and the other major groups I think you would be hard pressed to have a majority of the NJ's anglers.