Are you Denying the the validity of a direct quote that three hundred scaup were caught in a Pamlico Sound estuary in one night in one gillnet?
A "he said, she said" reference in an article published by a "conservation" group is not a direct quote.
Are you Defecting the concern of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service? Are you Defending these facts as acceptable?
What "facts", you haven't provided any. You made a statement that "thousands of ducks" with no facts to back it up.
Did you know that during December and January duck season that gillnets are primarily set for speckle trout and stripers?
That's news to me, I don't catch many trout or many rockfish and I fish gillnets for a living.
Did you know that speckle trout are listed as depleted on the last NCDMF stock status and have been over-fished for eighteen years?
Did you know the reason they have been listed as overfished for 18 years is because cold-stun mortality is INCLUDED IN FISHING MORTALITY.
Did you know the Director of the DMF shut down the speckle trout fishery until June due to concern over cold stun events and poor stock levels?
Did you know the reason for the closure is to allow the fish that surivved the freeze to spawn a few times before they can be caught in an effort to help the population rebound from a event caused by mother nature?
Did you know that almost 90% of all inland stripers caught and sold commercially can be traced back to hatchery raised fish per both ECU and NCWRC studies?Do you know that those hatchery raised fish are a put and take fishery intended to enhance recreational opportunities and paid for solely by recreational taxes and fees?
Did you know.........oh wait of course you didn't or did you just lie? You wouldn't lie would you? The Albemarle/Roanoke rockfish don't fall into the information you just listed. They are also "inland" and a much larger percentage of the rockfish taken inside. Your 90% internal waters is BS.
I just didn't know that it had also impacted our once great diver hunting.
What caused the decline in all the other species of ducks? I guess you would like to blame NC gillnets for the population decrease in the other flyways as well?
Let's be honest, you came on here to try and rally more support for cause. You've used pictures of turtles, dolphins, whales, seals and other critters, from God only knows where and how old some of them are, in an attempt to gain the support of hugger groups. You all lost a lot of support in doing so. You don't care about any of the above, you posted the true agenda in your previous comment...........It's all about yall wanting sole access to the fish.
seacern wrote:. There are a few of us trying to make a difference for the trout, drum and stripers. All three are supposed to be a bycatch only fishery to prevent regulatory discards. Gill netters are specifically targeting those species.
Dang man, would you stop telling lies. There's nothing anywhere, legal or otherwise that states speckled trout are a bycatch only fishery. There is a size limit and number of fish limit when the season is open, nothing else.
Make a difference for the trout, drum and stripers
Is there a biological reason only recreational fishermen should be allowed to harvest them?
You see, in just the few post you've made, you've proven that you can't focus on telling the lies without letting your emotions show the true agenda. We can keep going if you want though, it's up to you.