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Old 02-10-2011, 09:17 AM
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Default Slaughter of Striped Bass on Outer Banks

This is all rather disturbing..... another case of "I Told Ya So" about the Commercial Fisherman who's depleting the striper population for the sake of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

There's 5 articles you can read... they're all very disturbing to the striper angler...

http://www.examiner.com/fish-and-wil...he-outer-banks

Now, this video will make you sick....


In closing, now we have poachers killing "tons" of stripers...

http://hamptonroads.com/2011/02/mary...aught-rockfish
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:30 AM
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This really pisses. Me off. I'm happy to catch 1 fish to feed my family and these assholes are killing all the fish that us striper fishermen live for somthing has to be donee. This is abdolutley rediculous.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:27 PM
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Disgusting & Sad
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:14 PM
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There were reports that the trawlers did this because of the new regs coming. Reports from other boats said they overheard conversations that if the trawlers can't have the fish then no one can or something to that effect.

But since then NC has closed the trawler industry and is accepting public comments via email and phone and letter until the emergency meeting they have set up to discuss this. If there was ever a time to say something now is it as we can make a difference here and in the striper stock.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:24 PM
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HELP STOP THE SLAUGHTER OF STRIPED BASS OFF THE OUTER BANKS

Here's a copy of a letter being sent to the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries. Just copy the letter and forward it to the email address noted below.

Re: Commercial trawlers slaughtering thousands of striped bass off the Outer Banks
Here is a letter going around people are sending or emailing to NC DMF, we need to have this stopped to protect the fishery.

[email protected]

Louis Daniels PhD
NC DMF
3441 Arendell Street
PO BOX 769
Morehead City, NC 28557-0769

Dear Dr. Daniels The world is now aware of the terrible misuse of the striped bass resource caused by the commercial ocean trawl fishery off the North Carolina Outer Banks. These fish are worth considerably more per pound if allocated to the recreational fishery in North Carolina than when taken by commercial harvest. But if the practice of commercial fishing for striped bass must continue in NC, certainly the participants should never be allowed to cull and high grade these fish. It is already too late to save the thousands of large striped bass wasted by this fishery during the 2011 winter season, but we hope that you will use the power of your office to keep this from happening in the future.

Sincerely;
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:05 PM
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this is undergoing in a NCDMF meeting held tonight and tommorow. I am sure the Trawl fishery is to be shut down for Striped Bass after, Go to NCDMF.com and check new new's to follow up. This has been an outrage all season here.

And no these boats nets are capable of pulling up 10k fish, at first they were only allowed 50 fish per day, then the rule changed to 2000# and they reopened the fishery and the same thing happened. The problem is when they are done dragging there net for an hour, the fish they catch are dead, so if they catch 5000 fish and can only keep 2000#'s well theres 4000 fish they have to throw back, and they are dead, it really isn't the trawler's fault it's the NC regulation.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:12 PM
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Yes it is the trawler's fault. If they pull up 5,000 lbs of fish in an hour then only troll 20 minutes at a time. They can abide by the law if they choose to do so. They just choose to break the law
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:27 PM
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Sombody let me know the outcome of all this. I really hope this doesn't continue
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:34 PM
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Mayday... Mayday... Mayday...

Stripers being slaughtered by the "THOUSANDS" in North Carolina...

HAVE YOU SENT YOUR EMAIL TO THE DIVISION OF FISHERIES IN NORTH CAROLINA YET....??????

Shame on you if you haven't......

You should be forwarding this to every angler you know... and then some.

All you have to do is "COPY" the attached letter in the 1st entry in this thread.... and forward it to the email address PROVIDED FOR YOU.... It's that simple.... and your contribution just may help SAVE THE FISH......

"HELP STOP THE SLAUGHTER NOW"......
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http://www.ncfisheries.net/mfc/2011_...1011Agenda.pdf
This was the agenda for the meeting last night.

I emailed every member on the panel. - and let them know we represent 16000 fishermen and over 100,000 in the Allcoast Network.
https://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/sh...2&postcount=11


The only response was from Mac Curren. "I will do all I can to make sure incidents like this do not occur again".
We are hoping he will be a strong advocate for change.
It is refereed to as the " mid - January striped bass event off of Dare County".
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:54 PM
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A sincere Thank You Striperjim
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:26 PM
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and nothing was done the trawl season opened back up, is what I have heard, anyone know anything?
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:57 PM
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DMF appears to be covering up striped bass trawlers' massive fish kill


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The NC Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) appears to be trying to cover-up the activities of commercial fishing trawlers who have been killing thousands of striped bass off the Outer Banks in “culling” operations by simultaneously changing the rules for trawlers and at the same time blaming the majority of the carnage on a single incident of an “overloaded net.”
The DMF on Thursday changed the laws which limited striped bass trawlers to 50 fish in response to public pressure and media reports detailing trawlers throwing thousands of striped bass, many of legal size in the 15 to 20 pound range, back into the ocean dead in order to keep larger fish.
“The division will replace the current 50-fish-per-day commercial trip limit, which has been in place for 15 years, with a 2,000-pound-per-day trip limit,” the DMF said in a press release. “To avoid the need to throw back dead fish, commercial fishermen will be allowed to transfer trip limits to other fishing vessels that hold a striped bass ocean fishing permit for the commercial trawl fishery. The transfers must be made in the ocean.”
The DMF also made clear its opinion of the ethics of culling, which it called “high-grading,” although amazingly it said despite feeling the need to change the 15-year old law it had been unable to confirm that culling had even been happening.
“Staff with the division is still investigating the incident but has been unable to confirm reports that commercial trawl fishermen were high-grading,” said the DMF. “High-grading occurs when a fisherman discards a previously-caught, legal-sized fish in order to keep a larger fish within the daily possession limit. While high-grading is not illegal, it is not an ethical fishing practice and the division does not condone it.”
Even more amazing was the fact that all of this was sent out in a press release clearly designed to take the pressure off of commercial charter fishermen by blaming the majority of the fish kill on a single incident of an overloaded net.
The press release was titled “Overloaded Fishing Net Causes Striped Bass Spill.” It claimed:
“An overloaded fishing net prompted fishermen on a commercial trawler to release thousands of striped bass they caught Saturday off of Bodie Island. After towing through a school of striped bass, fishermen on the commercial trawler Jamie Lynn found the net was so full it was too heavy to bring onto the boat. In order to retrieve the net, the fishermen had to open it and release the fish, the boat captain said.
The boat captain estimated 3,000 to 4,000 fish were released from the net. Many recreational and commercial fishermen picked up the discarded fish. When Marine Patrol officers arrived on the scene, there were approximately 250 dead fish.The incident occurred Saturday afternoon.”
However, evidence of the mass kill (that’s kill, not spill) of stripers during the days surrounding the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend is overwhelming and one overloaded net on Jan 15 could not possibly be the main reason for the extended fish kill.
Fishermen took on the next day, Sunday Jan 16, off Kitty Hawk near the Wright Brothers Memorial which clearly shows the same events occurring behind other trawlers.
In addition I have personally spoken to numerous charter captains and recreational anglers who were on the water from Jan 15 to Jan 17 and documented their comments about trawlers tossing overboard massive fields of dead, legal-sized stripers.
My report is but one of the many flooding the internet, local media, and fishing message boards documenting these activities over the span of several days. I have been copied on numerous emails from fishermen sending the DMF documentation of these events.
The striper trawling is currently shut down but the DMF intends to re-open it for three days beginning Monday under the new rules. The DMF previously said it would consider not reopening the trawling season due to the fish kills, but has obviously been influenced by something or someone to change its mind. The NC Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) will review the new regulations at its Feb 11 meeting in Pine Knoll Shores.
Meanwhile it appears that not only will the commercial trawlers not be held legally responsible for their actions in this mass slaughter of striped bass, but that the NC state government is doing everything it can to cover these events up and make sure the commercial trawlers also escape any public blame.












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Old 02-13-2011, 05:56 AM
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Well next yr when they shut down the hudson river fishing you no who to thank,
you can bet i won`t be spending any vacation money in the STATE of
NC any time soon.
Or moveing to the state of NC.
IAM Ready to get out of new york. as soon as i can get my wife on the same page.
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keep forwarding the above pasted letter to Dr. daniels....... i sent 5 emails in under a minute..... you can too.

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