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Old 02-07-2010, 12:07 PM
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Default Globe Article About Striper Regulations in Mass

Check this article out from Sunday's Globe Metro section.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/mas...t_odds/?page=2

I usually (but not always) practice catch and release so I'd support changing the limit to 1. However, a slot might be a better idea so the really big breeders get to hang around. If they are going to ban commercial fishing I hope they do something to help those guys out because that could be a big financial blow for them.

In general I feel like over fishing isn't the main threat to stripers. It's the loss of prime forrage fish like menhaden along with polution of the breeding grounds. The book titles "The Most Important Fish in the Sea" does a good job of explaining the relationship between forage fish and stripers.
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good read thanks for posting it
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This may help in the migration of bait to Mass
http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatr...prp0210p16.pdf
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This may help in the migration of bait to Mass
http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatr...prp0210p16.pdf
I tried to check otut the PDF but the link was broken. What was it about?
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I tried to check otut the PDF but the link was broken. What was it about?
Use this link. It's about pogie regs in RI. Enjoy

http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatr...prp0210p16.pdf
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Thanks! In my opinion all commercial fishing for menhaden should be banned until the stocks start to rebound. I also wouldn't mind seeing some type of regulations on the recreational side limiting how many you can take in a day. They are just too important to the bass, the environment, and the economy in general. I realize the main problem is Omega Protien and their giant boats so that should be dealt with at the federal level and then our local guys wouldn't have to be restricted.
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One of the problems is changing who regulates Omega Protein. In Virginia all the fish stocks are regulated by the Virginia Marine Fisheries group.

All except Menhaden. The Menhaden stock is regulated by a small group of politicians. Who, by the way have received very sizable donations to their election campaigns from Omega.

Omega also typically pays lobbyists close to 6 figures a year to lobby on their behalf
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One of the problems is changing who regulates Omega Protein. In Virginia all the fish stocks are regulated by the Virginia Marine Fisheries group.

All except Menhaden. The Menhaden stock is regulated by a small group of politicians. Who, by the way have received very sizable donations to their election campaigns from Omega.

Omega also typically pays lobbyists close to 6 figures a year to lobby on their behalf
That explains why the menhaden are all but wiped out down there!
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Here's a little tid bit to chew on . Omega used to be owned by the Bush Family. Might still be.
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Heres the story. George H. Bush has owned Zapata Oil since 1952.


In 1968, Reedville Oil and Guano Company was renamed Haynie Products, Inc., and in 1970, they merged with Zapata Oil to form Zapata Haynie Corporation. In 1990, Zapata was renamed Zapata Protein; with the change to Omega Protein following eight years later.

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The Change to Omega was filed with the IPO I beleive. i could not Find GH Bush listed on the board or anything like that. I imagine he owns a fair amount of stock in the company.
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Your correct Mark. In the interest of factual info its only proper to let people form their own conclusion. No one really cared bout his stock or interest or influence with Zapata / Omega - Most were concerned with the CIA connections and PennZoil corp. The records are mysteriously missing from 1960 - 1966. Not to get off track but the cronieism and connections are still present no matter which way you slice it.
Politics are heavily influenced in anything to do with oil whether it be crude or even GD fish oil.

Wilkpedia says this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zapata_Corporation
Bush ran for the United States Senate in 1964 and lost; he continued as president of Zapata Off-Shore until 1966, when he sold his interest to his business partner, Robert Gow and ran for the U.S. House of Representatives.
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I guess you win and loose with those Bush's. The last went did some good for the bass in protecting them in federal waters although not nearly enough to make up for what his families old company did to mess up the forage fish.
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I also wouldn't mind seeing some type of regulations on the recreational side limiting how many you can take in a day.
Several years back the NYState DEC instituted a 10 per person limit but the web site is so unbelievably non user friendly its impossible to find the regulation and enforcement is almost non existent. Not many are aware that there is a limit.
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