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This came up on the radar a couple of days ago, and just proves the fact that lazy and stupid wins out every time. Click Here For Newspaper Article
Apparently commercial trawlers off the carolina coast have been leaving a trail of Striper carnage in their wake miles long. The reason for all the senseless slaughter is that under North Carolina Law there is a 50 fish limit on Striper. So under the current law these jag offs have been culling (i.e. killing) smaller legal Stripers so they can maximize their profits. Apparently no one has informed them that killing those stripers is eventually going to kill the fishery and any possible future profits to be gained from it. What it all amounts to is a legal slash and burn on one of the regions most beloved and respected game fish. The only recourse recreational fisherman have at this point, is to put pressure on the powers that be to change the law to incorporate a quota that is measured in pounds not fish. To that end here are the powers that be in the coastal counties where the law needs to change…commence the inbox filling.