Originally Posted by BulBob
We need to regulate them for their own good and for the sake of the environment as a whole.
Whoa! I agree that Stripers should be a game fish and the cost benefit analysis would indicate that commercial fisherman use a lot of gas to make a profitable catch. But to regulate them because they use a lot of gas is out of the question. If that is allowed than an argument can be made that recreational boaters should be regulated because they burn gas for reasons other than making a living. Next big brother will be telling me I need to use public transportation. No thank you. If Stripers become a game fish than commercial fisherman will fish something else. I don't think its prudent to take a man's lively-hood away from him.