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  Topic: Gill Net Ban Petition
BaitWaster

Replies: 70
Views: 3575

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:22 pm   Subject: Gill Net Ban Petition
"And I was banned form your site for civilly pointing out an error in assuming what was being portrayed in a video. But that's OK." Baitwaster

"your site" as in my site?

Your ...
  Topic: Gill Net Ban Petition
BaitWaster

Replies: 70
Views: 3575

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:40 pm   Subject: Gill Net Ban Petition
What y'all may be talking about are endocrine disruptors.

http://www.fws.gov/contaminants/issues/endocrinedisruptors.cfm

Metabolites from a variety of drugs whizzed into the water and passed th ...
  Topic: Gill Net Ban Petition
BaitWaster

Replies: 70
Views: 3575

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:04 am   Subject: Gill Net Ban Petition

Boys- Thanks for paying attention and being so quick to catch that mistake. I was in too big of a hurry typing that last post so that I could make my local Tree Huggers Society meeting on time toni ...
  Topic: Gill Net Ban Petition
BaitWaster

Replies: 70
Views: 3575

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:02 pm   Subject: Gill Net Ban Petition
From the march 2013 NC southern flounder FMP section on marine mammals and ESA-listed species:

"To date, there have been no observations of dolphin interactions by NCDMF gill net observers th ...
  Topic: 10,000 year old fishery abolished
BaitWaster

Replies: 123
Views: 4711

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:14 am   Subject: 10,000 year old fishery abolished
I suspect there are often time when I grind through 5 pounds of bycatch for every pound of harvest flounder. ;-)
  Topic: Shrimp Trawel question
BaitWaster

Replies: 41
Views: 1853

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:40 pm   Subject: Shrimp Trawel question
I have no idea why my post show nothing yet shows up while trying to edit.

http://fishbull.noaa.gov/871/crawford.pdf
No northern and southern populations based on allelic frequencies

Who said ...
  Topic: Shrimp Trawel question
BaitWaster

Replies: 41
Views: 1853

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:26 am   Subject: Shrimp Trawel question
Certainly, the NCMFC has the authority to define nursery areas. Those areas were defined to protect SAV areas. Deeper waters were excluded from nursery designation by design, therefore eliminating t ...
  Topic: Shrimp Trawel question
BaitWaster

Replies: 41
Views: 1853

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:22 am   Subject: Shrimp Trawel question
I have no idea why my post show nothing yet shows up while trying to edit.

http://fishbull.noaa.gov/871/crawford.pdf
No northern and southern populations based on allelic frequencies
  Topic: Shrimp Trawel question
BaitWaster

Replies: 41
Views: 1853

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:50 pm   Subject: Shrimp Trawel question
To this day, Dr. Daniel supports shrimp trawling in the primary and secondary nursery areas for NC’s gray trout, spot and croaker. In August of this year, Dr. Daniel personally led the NCDMF’s opposit ...
  Topic: Shrimp Trawel question
BaitWaster

Replies: 41
Views: 1853

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:10 pm   Subject: Shrimp Trawel question
In 2008, NC shrimpers on the Pamlico Sound killed 2-million pounds of 2" to 8" juvenile weakfish as bycatch, 55-million fish. In 2008, the total east coast weakfish spawning stock biomass w ...
  Topic: Bass Pro in Cary
BaitWaster

Replies: 51
Views: 3076

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:44 pm   Subject: Bass Pro in Cary
Personally, I see BPS's business model as, "We are going to knock off your best sellers, put our label on it, sell it for slightly less, and use your brand names to get customers in the door.&quo ...
  Topic: SPOTTED SEATROUT
BaitWaster

Replies: 92
Views: 4943

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:32 pm   Subject: SPOTTED SEATROUT
From the Shrimp FMP amendment:

Since 1978 almost one million acres of estuarine waters have been closed to trawling through fishery nursery area designations (primary and secondary nursery areas), ...
  Topic: SPOTTED SEATROUT
BaitWaster

Replies: 92
Views: 4943

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:18 pm   Subject: SPOTTED SEATROUT
The point was is the fishery is "sustainable." Maybe with stocking millions of fingerlings.

But apparently not self-sustaining.

Mammals with limited productivity and range and fis ...
  Topic: SPOTTED SEATROUT
BaitWaster

Replies: 92
Views: 4943

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:14 pm   Subject: SPOTTED SEATROUT

Take the time to read my post BP..... I clearly state that they already have a world class fishery. Self-sustaining(as opposed to unsustainable which is what we currently have in NC) means that the ...
  Topic: Jim Kelley to head N.C. Marine Patrol
BaitWaster

Replies: 13
Views: 1233

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:37 pm   Subject: Jim Kelley to head N.C. Marine Patrol
[quote="RoughandReady"]He goes by the book, never waivers. [quote]
Bingo!

Got to know Jim as the LEO assigned to a variety of MFC advisory committees and at the Oriental Tarpon tourney. ...
  Topic: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
BaitWaster

Replies: 264
Views: 17308

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:14 am   Subject: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
He also sits on the finfish advisory committee. The meeting is 1030 am tomorrow in Morehead.

Who sits on the committee? Are you talking about the rec member of the committee that is a known poacher ...
  Topic: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
BaitWaster

Replies: 264
Views: 17308

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:59 pm   Subject: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
BW I do thank you for correcting my grammar. Since you are highly educated, would you please answer the question about the other incentives for a commercial fisherman to report his fish and get a tri ...
  Topic: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
BaitWaster

Replies: 264
Views: 17308

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:23 pm   Subject: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
If NC is doing such a good job, I would guess that the southern states are doing no job at all in collecting their fish data. I've noticed that on the other states fishing forums they don't seem to b ...
  Topic: Time to recover bunks
BaitWaster

Replies: 16
Views: 1312

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:11 pm   Subject: Time to recover bunks
Have 2 forward and 2 aft bunks on my Westco trailer (21' bay boat).

Slicks (Surfix) on the afts and left the carpet on the forwards.

Perfect stick for launching tho I still don't unhook until th ...
  Topic: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
BaitWaster

Replies: 264
Views: 17308

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:35 am   Subject: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment

I know what those models look like. And the federal models as well. Crap in, crap out. The point is the samples are extremely small compared to the scope of the activity.

Nothing precludes a ...
  Topic: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
BaitWaster

Replies: 264
Views: 17308

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:38 pm   Subject: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment

Has anyone ever seen a dmf, MFC, or any other NCDEnR official out counting dead discards in inshore nets? They don't want to know.
Why would they? Law requires them to be returned to the water dea ...
  Topic: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
BaitWaster

Replies: 264
Views: 17308

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:27 pm   Subject: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment

Striped bass, redfish, and speckled trout make up less than 2% of the commercially harvested fish in NC. And yet you guys fight for it likes it's your last meal? Ridiculous.

Ever think it might ...
  Topic: NC Fishery Mangement and You
BaitWaster

Replies: 50
Views: 3646

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:54 pm   Subject: NC Fishery Mangement and You
Since, from the pics, they seem opposed to gill netting, shrimping and pound netting, need to post pics of a haul seine and a short stabbed flounder and they will have touched all the bases.

Seen ...
  Topic: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
BaitWaster

Replies: 264
Views: 17308

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:45 pm   Subject: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
I ran charters on Lake Erie out of OH for decades. The state wildlife dept would have officers at times but very often college students at docks. When boats arrived the students would ask questions li ...
  Topic: Marine Fisheries Commission approves 14 Coastal Recreational Fishing License Grants
BaitWaster

Replies: 7
Views: 953

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:50 pm   Subject: Marine Fisheries Commission approves 14 Coastal Recreational Fishing License Grants
This might be one of the best examples of a new government program (Rec License) doing what they said it would do when it was launched.

I just wish other programs were this "transparent". ...
  Topic: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
BaitWaster

Replies: 264
Views: 17308

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:44 pm   Subject: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
Our trout has a huge target on their head. With the strict restrictions brought down by the feds in some northern states on Grays, our specks are shipped up there and sold as weakfish.
Unlikely . A ...
  Topic: boat property taxes
BaitWaster

Replies: 16
Views: 1762

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:41 pm   Subject: boat property taxes
Think you will be billed by Mecklenburg if that's what's on your boat registration. Did battle with Wake Co as boat stays and is listed in Carteret Co. but registration show address in Wake.
  Topic: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
BaitWaster

Replies: 264
Views: 17308

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:23 pm   Subject: Speckled Trout FMP Public Comment
Direct me to the data where there is confidence in the SST biomass.

My vote is for continuing the current plan with 14" minimum while possibly allowing the Director proclamation authority to ...
  Topic: Rec size limits on Black Drum Jan 1
BaitWaster

Replies: 15
Views: 1513

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:53 pm   Subject: Rec size limits on Black Drum Jan 1
Skid - the life history of black drum is almost identical to that of red drum. Grow fast, get big and live a long time (> 40 years).

So the slot is similar to that of the red drum. Allow angl ...
  Topic: Blue Tag?
BaitWaster

Replies: 6
Views: 1117

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:37 pm   Subject: Blue Tag?
Think the red tags are the high reward $100 tags.

How was big was the drum?
 
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