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Old 07-08-2008, 02:16 PM
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Default Re: The Saltwater License and why its coming.

Originally Posted by zimno1 View Post
the package is well thought out however, the agreement part is far from true. not one soul i know wants it. it is a pebble in the shoe. it is tolerable for a little while then gets annoying, only this one ya cannot get rid of. it will just annoy you every so often when you see lawbreakers fishing and nothing is getting done about it. money being spent foolishly for shart for brains surveys which are bogus and halfarsed at best. and get ready to change over to circle hooks as this will be the application for targeting certain species/ can i go on? yes, but why? i am for it as i believe there will be a better fishery out of it as texas gulf has flourished as a result and the comm's are out of the gulf in large numbers. we shall see as it has to be/
I'm not sure I agree with you on that as most states that have had a license are seeing the same lame management that we're dealing with now. They have the same councils, using the same data, resulting in shorter seasons and and stricter limits for all anglers. in CA they're loosing much of their fishing grounds to MPA's now, and FL recs are taking a serious reduction in Grouper this year.

Another thing to consider is that we're being taxed in one of the worst economies we've seen in a while. I fish from a boat 3-5 times a week and in most cases this year I'm the only one out there. The combination of $5.25 a gallon at the dock and increased size limits are having a severe impact on our great sport, and a license will be the death of many in the sportfishing industry.
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