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WaterAye


Joined: 11/12/2006
Posts: 948
Location: East Hampton NY
 posted 03/04/2011 10:26 AM  

Since the emergency action was lifted on cod, the recreational bag limit on cod is still 10, but the party charter boat bag limit is unlimited.

What are your thoughts? Thanks -Erik-


fishhampton
 
bgrabs1
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Joined: 03/30/2010
Posts: 171
 posted 03/04/2011 10:40 AM  

This is an interesting question. Personally, I applaud the party boats fishing the block island grounds for keeping the bag limit to 10 fish. At 10 codfish, your freezer will be filled with fillets for months. How many fish do you really need? 20? 30? 40? Cod fishing is likely the easiest saltwater fishing in the world, with the exclusion of scup (in my opinion). Once you are on a biomass of cod fish, it's lock and load. I think the party boat captains have realized that it is better to preserve their spots rather than completely fish them out. Just my thoughts....


Stop playing with yourself Hooper
 
reelcranky


Joined: 03/06/2002
Posts: 2252
 posted 03/04/2011 11:16 AM  

The party may be over

The NEFMC ground fish committe is meeting on march 17th to discuss the possible closing of cod fishing from coxes to south of block during the spawn. Jan 1st - March 1st. So everyone keep posting about all the fish we are killing, because is it is going to be all done next year.


"Live by the tide, plan by the current, and follow the fish!"
 
MakoMike
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 posted 03/04/2011 11:30 AM  

Anyone going to the March 17th meeting? I'm thinking about it.


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Seane


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Location: New London, CT
 posted 03/04/2011 11:42 AM  

NEFMC

Meeting Notice
GROUNDFISH OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE


Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza Boston North Shore (formerly Sheraton Ferncroft)
50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-777-2500; Fax: 978-750-7991







This post edited by Seane 11:43 AM 03/04/2011
 
Codfisher


Joined: 07/26/2005
Posts: 653
Location: Gloucester, MA
 posted 03/04/2011 11:43 AM  

I dont fish those waters (and have no intention of doing so) but am curious as to why the "emergency action" on cod was lifted thus allowing for hire vessels no limit on cod and now, a short time later, the council is considering an outright ban on the taking of cod by anyone. Confused
 
Seane


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 posted 03/04/2011 11:59 AM  

Apparently they are now concerned about spawning fish being caught.




 
Codfisher


Joined: 07/26/2005
Posts: 653
Location: Gloucester, MA
 posted 03/04/2011 12:21 PM  

Seane wrote:

Apparently they are now concerned about spawning fish being caught.



I can understand that as the "Whaleback" area off NH here in the GOM is a similiar problem and it looks like that will be shut down beginning this year.

I just seemed funny to me that suddenly a complete shutdown is being considered without first looking at reimplimenting a bag limit on for hire vessels.




 
thunder96

Joined: 04/18/2010
Posts: 39
Location: R.I.
 posted 03/04/2011 01:29 PM  

reelcranky wrote:

The NEFMC ground fish committe is meeting on march 17th to discuss the possible closing of cod fishing from coxes to south of block during the spawn. Jan 1st - March 1st. So everyone keep posting about all the fish we are killing, because is it is going to be all done next year.
I have been wondering the same for months.....Talk about slashing your own throat....
surprise
 
dragonflies


Joined: 06/09/2004
Posts: 276
Location: Montauk, NY
 posted 03/04/2011 01:44 PM  

In my opinion it was lifted to give everyone just enough line to hang themselves with


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WaterAye


Joined: 11/12/2006
Posts: 948
Location: East Hampton NY
 posted 03/07/2011 10:47 AM  

Mako Mike wrote:

Anyone going to the March 17th meeting? I'm thinking about it.


Are you gonna take notes? Wink


fishhampton
 
CaptPaul
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Partyboat Fishing

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 posted 03/07/2011 11:47 AM  

If I'm not fishing that day, or the day on either side, Mike, I'd like to be there. I don't think I can change much, but I'd like to see how it transpires.

Paul
 
eraksf

Joined: 09/02/2005
Posts: 106
 posted 03/07/2011 03:19 PM  

When they went to sectors they gave all of the commercials basically an ITQ based I believe on landings between 96 and 06.Which had to be through documented VTR's.So why don't they first go to 10 a man with the elimination of boats that have no history in the fishery.
 
CaptPaul
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 posted 03/07/2011 03:43 PM  

Limited entry for permitted vessels is not a tool I would like to see brought to recreational fishing in this area, generally. Especially since it's not an issue about landings exceeding, or even approaching allotments. It's an issue of harvesting pre-spawn and spawning fish. If it is determined that these fish are pre/spawning, and fit the general guidelines that are causing other pre/spawn area closures, then it will be shut down tight. If not, then there is no issue with harvest, NY will regulate the for-hire sector to ten fish per man, and everything will be fine except when someone's anchor gets fouled in a longline. But we try our best to avoid, or work through, that.

Paul
 
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Joined: 10/28/2006
Posts: 2523
Location: ON THE CHUNK !!!
 posted 03/07/2011 04:21 PM  

Capt.Paul has it been proven that this area is a true spawning ground?I don't see many fish packed with eggs or many milting sperming or whatever the term is.
 
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