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CFRG leadership attended the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission meeting in Pine Knoll Shores, NC yesterday and today. On the agenda were the issues of the Striped Bass harvest by Trawl, and the closure of the Speckled Trout Fishery. As you know, thousands of Stripers were publicly wasted in the last few weeks, and we have eyewitness accounts from well respected charter captains to these events. Even with all the photos, video, and outcry from other Atlantic coastal states, our Marine Fisheries Commissioners voted today to continue this wasteful practice of trawling for stripers, and will continue to do so until the final 60, 000 pounds of their quota is reached. Conservation groups were dumbfounded at this move today.
Unbelievable!
But wait, it gets even better! When the topic of the Speckled Trout closure came up for discussion, we requested that they keep the harvest of Speckled Trout closed thru the summer so the larger fish would be given plenty of time to spawn. Since mature females will spawn every 4 to 6 days starting in May and continuing throughout the summer, this would be our best recipe for maximum spawning success. DMF staff recommended ending the closure on June 15, which according to them, would get the fish through the most intense spawning weeks of May and June. We would have been fine with that. No harvest for anyone until June 15, but that is where our commercially run MFC stepped in.
Commissioner Bradley Styron, fish house owner and dealer, pushed through a motion to let commercial gill netters catch and sell 50 pounds of Speckled Trout per day, as long as those trout equaled only 10% of the other fish caught by the fisherman. This will go into effect this week! So here we go again with paying folks to have accidents! We already know how that is working out with our Red Drum don’t we? We would never have recommended a closure of the trout harvest for recreational fishermen if we had known that they would still allow the harvest and sale of trout by commercial gill netters! This is wrong, and it is unfair!


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Mediterranean Countries Should Boycott Israel

2007-10-28 14:35:04 by Anima_Sola

Israel has been named the biggest polluter in the Eastern Mediterranean with 140 tons of heavy metals dumped into the sea every year. But this is not the surprising news; as a matter of fact all the dumped waste is authorized by the government, therefore legal.
The report was issued by Zalul, a non-profit organization for the environment and conservation of the Red Sea. The organization was founded four years ago by prominent businesspeople, environmentalists, academics and public officials.
After winning its battle against fish cages that destroy the coral reefs of the Red Sea, Zalul is currently focusing on the wastewater permissions that are granted by the Israeli government


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