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The seals have absolutely destroyed the striper fishing on the outer cape. Stiff fines would help. They should be responsible and remove the cut net. Would like to see a slot introduced though so the big female breeders get released. The striper commercial fishery didn’t exist after the stripers were almost wiped 25 years ago. Fisherooni doesn’t know what it means to be commercial fisherman and talks like a tree hugger that can’t catch stipers to begin with thats why he blames it on Comercial guys. It’s funny though because from a distance people think I’m just another adult, so don’t just right me off as some kid who doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Combined, these regulations not only bring Rhode Island in line with Massachusetts but also assist law enforcement in applying federal restrictions on this resource and preventing poaching. Seals and no fish,or, a happy balance. The clipping requirement was also enacted at that time. on the islands and Chatam will whine and hold candle light vigils. Dragging scrapes off all the eel grass for fish habitat, not to mention the by catch kill. These are the guys who years ago read Frank Daignaults’ book and still have a priapism not realizing that it was guys like him who helped collapse the fishery. 0000001247 00000 n it goes too high end restaurants where it commands the market price part of the menu. If the state certifies the catch it … The new rules require recreational anglers to clip the right pectoral fin … Things were great for a while. A Hugh imbalance must have to happen…..i.e. Striped bass can weigh over 100 pounds, but it is rare to find one over 50 pounds. There needs to be population control the g damn things eat their body weight in fin fish on the regular don’t care how cute they are. leave something for the recreational guy I now pay to fish in saltwater and fish are scarce compared to 1960. Blame the commercial guys all you want but I still see you taking bait off us when you need it, or better yet jumping all over us because we know where the fish are. The stage is set, we have the forage fish and these new bass are being stocked to enhance the gene pool. Fisherooni your obviously just another tree hugger that wants to put commercial guys out of business I fish every day and not only is that one of the most fun times of year on the water it’s also one of my most profitable. Striped bass have large mouths and jaws that extend below the eye. I saw it last year in whole foods 20.99 lb when there was a glut . Everyone knows it’s actually generally really bad. At some point there will have to be an adult discussion about what the people want from their marine eco system. 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If not, it’s incredibly arrogant, misinformed and absolutely ignorant. In Rhode Island, in addition to the new fin-clipping regulations, complementary dealer regulations make it unlawful for a licensed dealer to purchase and/or offer for sale any striped bass with the right pectoral fin removed. None. You are a dumbass simply said!! This can be done humanely without freaking everybody out by neutering them. Hybrid striped bass (HSB), a cross between a saltwater striped bass, and a freshwater white bass is a popular cultivar in North Carolina. There are two spines on the . Don’t see the point, won’t cheaters just clip the fins if they see someone coming? Commercial cod rod and reel only. 0000000944 00000 n Having fun on the water while you earn cash isn’t necessary good for the environment or the many more anglers who fish for fun. On Lakes Hartwell and Thurmond, it is unlawful to possess more than 10 striped bass or hybrid bass or a combination of those a day and only 3 may be over 26 inches in total length. Of men or women catching two hundred, thousands of pounds of fish, now do you? I hope that was a sarcastic comment “you know the deal”. Your email address will not be published. Good thinking Chris. That would be around 1000lbs of fish a day for a group of 22 seals. a woman poses with a striped bass she caught while fly fishing on marthas I would prefer a slot limit for recreational anglers.The commercial sector would likely become the ONLY ones hammering the breeders. I think the biggest problem is they don’t understand that stripers don’t breed as juveniles and regulations are set on size to let them breed before they are harvested. You’re speaking of draggers and not “rod and reel” commercial fishermen. 0000022780 00000 n Hand et al. Rescind the fin clipping rule for commercial fishermen fishing recreationally on closed commercial days and the allowance for for-hire operators to sell unwanted striped bass taken recreationally by their clients on a charter on open commercial days. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that it has enacted new regulations to help prevent the illegal harvest and sale of Atlantic striped bass. There are lots of jobs that used to exist that don’t exist today: Buggy whip makers, building steam engines, whaling, commercial fishing for Tarpon, etc… I would imagine commercial fishing for stripers is one that will eventually join that list. how many are you allowed? Each one eats 45 lbs of fish a day? Sponsored by http://www.boatloans.com/timHow To Clean and trim a striped bass destined for the table. Your email address will not be published. Scott Cannon caught this 44.5-inch striped bass over Thanksgiving weekend while competing in the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club's catch-and … They say. On a positive note, Blues at Pop today. Big groups of 20-30 at a time. Game. Too bad for me. One thing I’ve noticed is that even in this short amount of time, the number of big bass in the areas I fish has seemingly disappeared, and just recently the numbers of schoolies have seemed to start rising as opposed to decreasing. The new rules require recreational anglers to clip the right pectoral fin … Ed, you nailed it. 0000047734 00000 n 0000084785 00000 n 0000001398 00000 n want more fish put a moratorium on chinks you know the same people that buy ivory horns and skins then you get happy ending, Agreed I don’t think Atlantic stripe Bass should be commercially fished, recreational harvesting only, just my opinion so all you commercial guys don’t get your panties in a bunch now. And protecting the viability of our stock and ensuring fish are legally harvested and sold are responsibilities we take very seriously. Now it’s going back to the 80’s again. 0000002642 00000 n Over these last several years I have devoted myself to this sport, and have learned an amazing amount, from YouTube videos, books, talking to other avid striper fisherman, and most of all just spending all of my free time on the water learning. Maybe seals make great dog food? I’ve been observing this condition since the 1980’s when to see a seal or a striper was rare. For more information about DEM programs and initiatives, visit www.dem.ri.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandDEM or via Twitter (@RhodeIslandDEM). Commercial fishing helped start this country and it employs good folks to this day, but it’s also a new day. I never see it in the supermarket, or on any restaurant menu, just wondering who uses it. 0000008443 00000 n 12.9 Fin clipping: Any striped bass thirty-four inches (34”) and greater harvested by a commercial license and/or recreational license holder must have the entire right pectoral fin removed at the time of harvest. The new regulations, adopted following considerable public input, help prevent “stockpiling” – which occurs when fish are harvested on a day closed to commercial fishing and then offered for sale on an open day; they also address fish being illegally transported and sold in neighboring states. It was at a young age I realized that the loudest whiners about Big Government The striped bass has two separate fins, known as dorsal fins, along its back. Required fields are marked *, Copyright © 2020 On The Water, LLC. I’m a recreational angler and I have seen lots of harvesting of illegal fish take place by ignorant recreational fishermen.I am a recreational fisherman. %PDF-1.4 %���� ” you can’t catch fish ” and the classic “tree hugger”, even though last I checked, and I admit I may be wrong,striped bass are fish. You can’t get more sustainable than rod and reel, period. I’ll dig my clams, and I fish my fish, because I was born and raised in RI, and it is my God given f@cking right! Do you have any idea how many striped bass are around? Fished all my life. ATTENTION: Striped Bass Fin Clipping Regulation All striped bass recreationally harvested over 34 inches must have their right pectoral fin completely removed. The recreational harvest is 2 to 1 over the commercial harvest. I love going for stripers every summer. Paramount to this is “putting a price” on the particular fishery wherein there is then a vested interest in harvesting as much as possible for the monetary gain.We have seen this with cod, haddock,stripers and tautog. In my eyes there should be no recreational havest only commercial. wich fin is the right fin to clip or does it really matter as long as you clip 1 of them off? Ok I said enough see you on the bay. They are not in the same family as largemouth or smallmouth bass. I never have a problem catching them. Striped bass usually live between 10 and 12 years of age. These fish shouldn’t be treated like you already own them, so if it means taking less for a certain number of years in order to ensure the stocks grow to a reasonable number, and means that futer generations get to enjoy this historic fish, then you should have no problem with that. When they get snagged on something when dragging they just cut the nets letting them pollute the ocean floor. Kill the Effin’ seals. So save ur time and shut up because hard working men like us dont give a sh*t what your opinions are. Many are from foreign countries and they will keep everything that wiggles ! I have/had relatives who were commercial guys and none. Striped Bass Hybird Striped Bass Pacifico Striped Bass – True Striped Bass Sturgeon Tilapia by Rain Forest Tilapia by Regal Springs Turbot Yellowfin Tuna Gulf of Maine Sashimi Niceland Seafood Wild Baccala Cod, Atlantic Here's how we use fin-clipping. These new regulations are critical to supporting the continued vibrancy of the striped bass fishery, and I thank the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council for its leadership in engaging the public around this important topic and working to protect our state’s marine resources.”. Too many breeders. This is not a fishery we should be supporting. After a perilous decline in the 1970s driven by overfishing and habitat loss, striped bass numbers rebounded in … For once I’d like to see a commercial guy step up and say something along the lines of “I’ll take a cut in quota or new regs to preserve the future of my fishery.” It won’t happen because all the outspoken commercial guys are the ones who don’t give a damn and the good guys are scared to stand up to them. You are right on target, albeit, more polite than I. I don’t like to see or hear fishermen blaming one or the other.It’s a waste of energy.Nor do I appreciate a fishery management authority leaning on one one side or the other.If we all want to have a viable fishery then the sacrifices must be intelligently derived and shared equally. Has anyone read the recent report on the extremely high levels of PCBs in stripers from Delaware, they recommend not eating them at all. Now, if you’ll excuse me, and since I can’t catch fish anyway, there’s an old Beech tree I’m dying to hug. Set. 0000035085 00000 n Does it become dogfood or something? 0000007620 00000 n As opposed to all the non commercial people, the tackle shops, marinas,charter boats etc…. Just seasonal stuff and fishing/shellfishing stuff. 0000021876 00000 n Their sport/ecological/tourism value is huge and their flesh isn’t exactly special. Why? The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it has enacted new regulations to help prevent the illegal harvest and sale of Atlantic striped bass. Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. The front dorsal fin has a series of nine spines, whereas the second dorsal fin has one spine with a series of soft fin rays. (2010) demonstrated that fin clipping can be automated without having Your a joke. 0000023721 00000 n That only works if there is a crop to harvest. DNA (mt-DNA) analysis of striped bass fin clipping samples was utilized to characterize the origin of Minas Basin striped bass. Let’s just take it off the commercial harvest list just cause u wanna have fun catching striped bass. Humans have preyed on seals from day one. 6 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 8 /H [ 1033 214 ] /L 89395 /E 84918 /N 1 /T 89158 >> endobj xref 6 30 0000000016 00000 n Being a commercial fisherman 24/7 365 days I honestly could care less what any recreational guy has to say, because most have no idea what they are talking about and just repeat stuff they hear. The scientific papers I’ve read about seals show that although they impact the stripers a bit, it’s not nearly as much as the commercial fishery. 6���%��b��Q�%1KB��Y�S/���N��Y5��皳��}��������.�O���go������+�k���`#�Y��� Z�]��Kc�y? “Rhode Island is known for its spectacular angling and abundant fisheries,” said DEM Director Janet Coit. I’ve even caught a few stripers, though I can’t say I have the skills or the boats of the commercial guys. But it’s their most fun and profitable time of year ! The striped bass decline in the last 5 years or so is atrocious – so is the decline of bait fish and blues. 0000007713 00000 n So quit your crying and do something else. If it does not rise as fast, commercial fishers could price themselves out of business before they manage to deplete the crop. We all know that the commercial industry does more harm to the striper stocks then any recreational harvest limits. Fisherooni, I think many recreational anglers realize it isn’t the Comercial guys who fish with rod and reel that are the problem, it’s the guys who drag nets for other types of fish that end up hauling in hundreds of massive stripers that end up being dumped back into the ocean dead. Striped bass with a clipped right pectoral fin cannot be sold commercially in Rhode Island or Massachusetts. The majority of us put our rods down when the quota is up and go back to our other fisheries and continue supplying delicious seafood and supporting our families. Personally, I strongly want the comercial fishers to stay in business. One more question, where does all the commercially fished striper go? In the first several years of chasing striped bass I admit I was pretty bad, I could cast better than most adults, I just didn’t know much about the fish. I’m not sure what exactly happened but these fish slowly disappeared and now there aren’t any in that spot. What are the commercial regulations? I wouldn’t even call many recreational fishermen real fishermen. Commercial guys know this too. I have been a commercial fisherman in the bay for 40 years and I have been on every committee including the amfc and for as many years I have had to protect myself from every so called sport fisherman who have used every excuse they could to sell there fish from to pay for there fuel to keeping up on their boat payments That funny that sounds just like me except I provide a service to bait and tackle shops and and to the lobsterman of New England and also to all you cry babies on the bay who I give them there bait for free then in the winter when they have nothing else to do stab me in the back and try to get me shut down. Just wondering how this works. This is one thing us Tree Huggers and Pin Hookers can agree on. Not to mention the RECREATIONAL cash prize tournaments that target these fish. New bass aging method on the horizon Thursday, December 10, 2020 Researchers in Florida are developing a method of determining the age and growth rates of trophy largemouth bass that involves clipping spines on the dorsal fin – a procedure that is not lethal to the fish. You don’t have a clue what you’re talking about… lol. trailer << /Size 36 /Info 5 0 R /Root 7 0 R /Prev 89149 /ID[] >> startxref 0 %%EOF 7 0 obj << /Metadata 4 0 R /Pages 3 0 R /Type /Catalog /PageLabels 1 0 R >> endobj 34 0 obj << /S 36 /L 116 /Filter /FlateDecode /Length 35 0 R >> stream I guess because it targets recreational catches, a commercial guy rushing to clip fins on a bunch of fish looks shady, clips too many to pretend he’s recreational, and/or confuses him generally when he’s boarded or his catch is tracked. 0000008022 00000 n The new rules require recreational anglers to clip the right pectoral fin of striped bass 34 inches or larger at the time of harvest. Sickness, natural disaster, repeated targeted capture……. All Rights Reserved, Rhode Island Requires Anglers to Clip Fin on Harvested Bass. Select from premium Striped Bass of the highest quality. PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it has enacted new regulations to help prevent the illegal harvest and sale of Atlantic striped bass. Females are far larger than males. It seems to me, that many commercial fishers, want to put themselves out of business. cod is considered large. I have learned to live with it but when iam out there fishing and see the same people who I fight with in the winter come to my boat for bait it really goes up my ass but still I give them their bait with a smile because I am also a sport fisherman at heart but when I go fishing I use a light spinning rod with 8 lb. If there is unlimited fishing, will that increase the demand for fish in the market? “There should be no recreational harvest” hahah who the f@ck do you think you are? Most, not all, Comercial striper fishermen either can’t or don’t want to see a small distance into the future to where the taking of these large amounts of big female stripers will destroy this awesome fishery that already undergoes so much stress. Well More than ship owners will be able to make a living with less cost. 0000001033 00000 n I don’t know what I’d be doing with my life if there weren’t any striped bass to chase, and it’s extremely selfish and erogant to think that the yearly quota for striped bass harvest should stay the same because that’s the way it’s always been. The commercial Striper guys are recreational guys having fun for cash on their day job days off. who enjoy andutilize the same public resource. Not too many years ago the pool fish on a party boat was 40 lbs+. But I still think that population needs to be managed because they sure are eating a lot of other seafood. fish show up. A group of Mossom Creek volunteers spent Thursday morning (June 25th) clipping very tiny adipose fins from the hatchery’s coho fingerlings. Last year, Massachusetts adopted a regulation that requires commercial fishermen who fish recreationally for striped bass on a closed commercial day to clip the fin of any striped bass harvested and retained that is 34 inches or larger. Lets not blame the commercial fishermen solely, as most have concerns about keeping the stock up. Live fish It needs to shut down 100% for a few years (for BOTH commercial and recreational). So shut up because you guys are out there 7 months putting the hurt on these fish, foul hooking fish sending them back dead, and killing ur trophy fish for some moment of glamour. We are part of the eco system. When you re all cozy inside on winters worst days we re still out there w 25 kt winds and snow, sleet, or rain. Anybody who loves his job is very lucky and can’t be blamed for wanting to keep it, but the stakes are way too high for the rest of us, and for he environment, to let the all-holy commercial fisherman do whatever he wants with our shared resource. There is a “supply and demand” dynamic going on here. Monstahfish, you are spot on. test line. But beyond that childish talk the facts are the RI commercial season last 4 weeks at best with a small pool of endorsements for our states population. A half-ton. For the volunteers, it is an opportunity to support the hatchery’s work, socialize with other people, and engage […] On Lake Richard B. Russell and the Lake Hartwell tailwater it is unlawful to possess more than 2 striped bass or hybrid bass or a combination of those a day, and only 1 may be over 34 inches total length. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it has enacted new regulations to help prevent the illegal harvest and sale of Atlantic striped bass. There was actually a large school of around a hundred bass close to the forty pound range, the school was so reliable that whenever I wanted to show my buds something cool I’d just bring them there. This “conversation ” can be transposed to deer. Juvenile striped bass grow rapidly attaining a length of 16 inches by their third year with large individuals attaining a maximum length of 4 feet. The only thing these people know is they are food no matter what their size is, many don’t even have licenses. Had a full time job. 0000001675 00000 n I’m 16 and have been fishing Connecticut and Rhode Island’s saltwater fisheries for the past seven years since I moved from Ohio. Lately, regulations for commercial and recreational striper fishing have been more restrictive – but the striper amounts are not increasing. Match. Only remove the right pectoral fin of fish over 34 inches that you intend to take home, do not remove any fins of fish when practicing catch and release fishing. 0000001994 00000 n Let me guess you work 5 days a week and get on the water as much as you’re wife lets you!! I’m sure also that those other factors such as technological advances in equipment,pollution,ecological alterations do play significant impact.No doubt the huge populations of seals that have come upon the shores is a response to some change in their previous food chain. There’s never anycharts, spreadsheets, scientifically peer reviewed data to augment their brilliant Tree hugger thesis. As a result of this trend and its 2013 benchmark stock assessment, ASMFC required coastal states like Rhode Island to take steps in 2015 to reduce 2013 harvest levels by 25 percent; this to reduce fishing mortality. Striped bass are targeted by thousands and thousands of anglers. Isolated crucian carp, a kind of fish from the side. Find the perfect Striped Bass stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. 0000007189 00000 n This has a huge impact on the health and growth of stripers. Would also love to see cod become hook and line only. @fisherooni, you sound like another guy who cant catch fish, typical tree hugger that hates on the commercial guys, see you guys all the time at the meetings come up with crazy stupid things to stop commercial striped bass fishing. In Rhode Island, a one-fish bag limit was established for the recreational fishery and a 25-percent quota reduction was set on the commercial fishery. I fish for these fish with a fly rod most of the time, using flies I tie myself. Keep dreaming, keep paying my dues to the CCA, the Littoral Society to slow the decline. I’m no bleeding heart but I will not abide hypocrisy. 0000007659 00000 n It is one of those tasks that requires very close attention, yet the rewards are many. So if you have trouble catching then you probably arent very good at bass fishing or dont put in the time it takes, slackers. I do eat a variety of fish from both the Pacific and the Atlantic. The recreational season starts in may and goes to November, do the math. Hybrid Striped Bass are the forth most farmed fin fish in the US, behind only catfish, salmonids, and tilapia. Let me repeat. Denial of the decline is ridiculous! 0000011143 00000 n Hey forget the commercial guys killing the stocks, just take a ride off Chatham and look at the 30000 seals eating 45lbs of fish a day each.There my friends lies your problem! I find it irritating that there is such a disconnect between the Comercial guys and the recreational fishermen, it reminds me of the dry fly-up stream only fishing purists versus the guys throwing spinners for the same trout. 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