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  Topic: ARS Season Opens
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 10
Views: 1410

PostForum: The Carolina's - News   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:08 pm   Subject: ARS Season Opens
Throw the Rec. Fisherman a bone for the weekend. Laws and rules like this makes outlaws.

Recreational fishermen getting nearly twice the quota as commercial fishermen doesn't seem quite right.
  Topic: ARS Season Opens
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 10
Views: 1410

PostForum: The Carolina's - News   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:18 pm   Subject: ARS Season Opens
The recreational quota is considerably higher than the commercial quota. Don't let the numbers of fish for recs verses pounds for comms confuse you. Unreliable recreational landings data is a big part ...
  Topic: ARS season 2018
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 24
Views: 4567

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:20 pm   Subject: ARS season 2018
The official comment period is over but the decision has not been made. It is not too late for the thousands of fishermen who did not submit public comments during the official comment period to conta ...
  Topic: ARS season 2018
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 24
Views: 4567

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:19 pm   Subject: ARS season 2018
Thank God somebody was able to get a bunch of fishermen to copy and paste this comment.
"As a recreational angler and conservationist, I support Amendment 43 to the Fishery Management Plan for ...
  Topic: ARS season 2018
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 24
Views: 4567

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:53 pm   Subject: ARS season 2018
Public comments could keep it closed. Those who support the closure submitted their comments. Let NOAA know if you want to see a Red Snapper season. Silence supports keeping it closed.

The comment ...
  Topic: ARS season 2018
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 24
Views: 4567

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:37 am   Subject: ARS season 2018
Public comments could keep it closed. Those who support the closure submitted their comments. Let NOAA know if you want to see a Red Snapper season. Silence supports keeping it closed.
  Topic: Public hearing scheduled on proposed shellfish leases in Carteret County
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 2
Views: 830

PostForum: The Carolina's - News   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:56 pm   Subject: Public hearing scheduled on proposed shellfish leases in Carteret County
So there is a comment section on leases (plural) but they only give information about one lease?

SeaGrant and CCC are requesting a joint research lease.
  Topic: Big Changes to Snapper, Sea Bass and Grouper Fishing being proposed
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 6
Views: 1165

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:13 pm   Subject: Big Changes to Snapper, Sea Bass and Grouper Fishing being proposed
The May closure for Red Grouper would only be in NC and SC. The proposed reduction in Red Grouper quota eliminates the "need" to confuse everyone and punish fishermen north of Georgia. Monit ...
  Topic: Lionfish
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 28
Views: 5283

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:13 am   Subject: Lionfish
It could be done under a Special Use Permit

That's an option. The SAFMC's Citizen Science Program would be a good place to promote this idea. Federal fishery managers are asking for our input and ...
  Topic: Lionfish
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 28
Views: 5283

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:57 pm   Subject: Lionfish
Chris,what do you think about rec divers being able to sell lionfish as incentive to take lionfisn.No limits ,just pure overfishing practices like the old days.It worked back then to wipe out targete ...
  Topic: Lionfish
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 28
Views: 5283

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:29 am   Subject: Lionfish
Male lionfish can be trapped using female lionfish pheromones for bait. Only male lionfish are attracted so there is no bycatch. Fishery managers could coordinate efforts with divers to collect the ph ...
  Topic: Senate Fishing bill S.1520 advances
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 5
Views: 1942

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:43 pm   Subject: Senate Fishing bill S.1520 advances
It doesn't sound good.

Seems there are 16 catch shares programs already in place.

That sounds about right. EDF credits catch shares with ending overfishing in those fisheries when it was actual ...
  Topic: Senate Fishing bill S.1520 advances
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 5
Views: 1942

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:43 pm   Subject: Senate Fishing bill S.1520 advances
232G, I can assure you that catch shares are not really a solution to anything except for how corporations can consolidate control of our fisheries and food supply. Properly managed quotas with accura ...
  Topic: Do you support Offshore Drilling in NC?
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 50
Views: 13096

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:56 pm   Subject: Do you support Offshore Drilling in NC?
DRILL BABY DRILL!

Do you think we should put America or global corporations first when it comes to harvesting our public resources?

I believe in becoming energy independent, creating job's, and ...
  Topic: Do you support Offshore Drilling in NC?
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 50
Views: 13096

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:30 pm   Subject: Do you support Offshore Drilling in NC?
DRILL BABY DRILL!

Do you think we should put America or global corporations first when it comes to harvesting our public resources?
  Topic: Do you support Offshore Drilling in NC?
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 50
Views: 13096

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:26 pm   Subject: Do you support Offshore Drilling in NC?
Went to the BOEM meeting in Raleigh yesterday and talked with about a dozen agents. They seemed frustrated with having to follow outdated Congressional guidelines that should have been updated before ...
  Topic: Do you support Offshore Drilling in NC?
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 50
Views: 13096

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:33 pm   Subject: Do you support Offshore Drilling in NC?
The reality is that there will be some kind of offshore energy production along our coast at some point. Now is the time to think about how we can accentuate the positive while minimizing the negative ...
  Topic: Do you support Offshore Drilling in NC?
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 50
Views: 13096

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:46 pm   Subject: Do you support Offshore Drilling in NC?
One thing I will point out.....We do not have much OIL here in NC. My understanding is that they would be drilling for Natural Gas and NOT Oil.

Dave

That is my understanding as well. To bad we ...
  Topic: Do you support Offshore Drilling in NC?
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 50
Views: 13096

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:09 pm   Subject: Do you support Offshore Drilling in NC?
Offshore energy production could be good for NC and our fisheries. It could also be a disaster. Allowing multiple global corporations to each do their own secret seismic testing is not a good way to s ...
  Topic: Thoughts and prayers please
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 9
Views: 4476

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:14 pm   Subject: Thoughts and prayers please
Heard about this on the news. I always say a prayer for anyone lost at sea including these guys. Thanks for posting and for your service defending our freedom.
  Topic: red snapper season
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 39
Views: 22542

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:43 pm   Subject: red snapper season
It is good to see some thought being put into this important issue. Here are a few more things to consider.

Transferring tags sounds reasonable but it WILL open the door to catch shares. One way t ...
  Topic: red snapper season
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 39
Views: 22542

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:59 am   Subject: red snapper season
kicker30, great ideas! Would tags in your plan be transferable? Should there be some sort of agreement to use a descending device on released snapper that float when getting harvest tags?
  Topic: red snapper season
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 39
Views: 22542

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:40 am   Subject: red snapper season
seapro180, you have put some thought into this. My concern is that those with less than honorable intentions could turn it into a catch share scheme. A final plan would need to take that into consider ...
  Topic: red snapper season
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 39
Views: 22542

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:52 am   Subject: red snapper season
Thank you paynefish. Our fisheries, freedom, and food supply are important to me.

I can see some pros and cons to making tags transferable. One of the cons could be people getting tags just to sel ...
  Topic: red snapper season
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 39
Views: 22542

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:47 am   Subject: red snapper season
jdunk, thanks for reporting! Hope it helps you get another weekend or two this year and a longer season next year.

seapro180, good idea with a proven record of success. Do you think the tags should ...
  Topic: red snapper season
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 39
Views: 22542

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:40 am   Subject: red snapper season
Recs need to think about how to get better landings data

I’m sorry but it is not the job of “Recs” to “think about how to get better landing data”...

It is, however, the PAID job of the SAFMC ...
  Topic: red snapper season
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 39
Views: 22542

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:15 am   Subject: red snapper season
"THE REGULATIONS DURING THE LIMITED SEASONS ARE:
For the recreational sector, the bag limit is one red snapper per person per day. This applies to private and charterboat/headboat vessels (the c ...
  Topic: red snapper season
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 39
Views: 22542

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:00 am   Subject: red snapper season
"THE REGULATIONS DURING THE LIMITED SEASONS ARE:
For the recreational sector, the bag limit is one red snapper per person per day. This applies to private and charterboat/headboat vessels (the c ...
  Topic: SeaQualizer or other for Barotrauma
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 2
Views: 2260

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:21 pm   Subject: SeaQualizer or other for Barotrauma
I like using a SeaQualizer set to release at 100'. I think it can be set for 60' in shallower water although most fish can be released without help in water less than 100'. I have a two pound lead att ...
  Topic: Any update on Red Snapper Season?
ChrisMcCaffity

Replies: 1
Views: 1700

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:30 pm   Subject: Any update on Red Snapper Season?
The council approved an opening and we are waiting on NOAA to announce the dates.
 
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