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11-13-06, 03:54 PM
Check this out
11-14-06, 09:35 AM
That's good - it's great that whatever anglers are interested in always gets protected! This is an awesome fish that deserves more attention, respect and protection.
11-17-06, 05:43 PM
Georgia DNR needs to do what SC did. It worked.
At some point, and this goes for SC too, we need to make a decision on what's more important: Shrimp Boats or Redfish.
The way I see it, it's like this:
Shrimp Boats or Redfish? Shrimpboats
Shrimpboats or Flounder? Shrimpboats
Shrimpboats or seatrout? Shrimpboats
Shrimpboats or fill-in-the-blank Shrimpboats
Shrimpboats or Redfish/Grouper/Seatrout/Flounder/Fill-in-the-blank... etc...
Don't let the commercial fishermen try to frame the argument/discussion in their favor by isolating the issues.
Also, redfish are trashfish in my opinion.
That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight, losing my interest.... in redfish.
11-18-06, 07:32 PM
11-20-06, 11:47 AM
I'm confused as to which side you on?
Are you saying the shrimpers are winning or losing?
11-20-06, 01:49 PM
Trey, when I read his post, I thought he meant that when shrimpers go up against one game specie's supporters, shrimpers win. When they are called out on all the game species they injure, they lose.
Fletch - am I close?
11-20-06, 07:26 PM
Yes, smack dab.
11-20-06, 07:33 PM
And here's another little bonus fact:
Alot of the shrimping lobby makes the argument that it's that local seafood that supports local business, and way of life, and tourism, et cetera.
All that sellable bycatch and the shrimp gets loaded on a truck and sent out to distributorships and sent all the hell over the place, like Des Moines.
That's why, contridictably, they will also argue and whine over import prices, driving their profits down.
It that were the case, then they aren't competing locally... see what I mean?
I know plenty of people in the restaurant business in Charleston, and I know that most seafood served is NOT local, just because it's called "Catch of the Day" and there are fish nets hanging from the ceiling, doesn't mean your seabass isn't from CHile, or that shrimp in the grits isn't from Thailand. IT usually is, ESPECIALLY the tourist type places that go the most out of their way to give customers the impression everything is local.
The only thing that's consistently local in some of the restaurants is offshore fish, like grouper, snapper. And yes, sometimes shrimp.
How does this relate to redfish in GA? Because it's these bullcrap arguments by the shrimping lobby that allow the raping of the environment that prevents the government from doing anything about it.
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