Northeast - Rep. Patrick back at it, tuna this time. Hearing is tomorrow (wednesday)

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twofinbluna
02-09-2010, 07:42 PM
As if we were not dealing with enough BS when it comes to the CITES issue, someone just emailed me telling me that Rep. Patrick, the same guy who is trying to shut down the MA commercial striped bass fishery, is trying to get some bill through regarding bluefin. While I cannot find anything concrete about it online, this is what was emailed to me:

H764 An Act relative to conserving bluefin tuna.

Summary:
Creates a commission to study the existing bluefin tuna fishery and the interaction of commercial and recreational bluefin fisheries, to promote the viability and restore the population of the species, to examine the economic and biological impacts of various fishing techniques, and analyze historical data of bluefin taken in Massachusetts waters.

The Public Hearing is scheduled tomorrow Wednesday @ Noon before the Joint Committee on Natural Resources.


Given what he has been trying to do with stripers, who knows where this will go. Anyone who is in the area and free at noon should stop by and see how it goes. Again, given what he has been doing with stripers, this could be a bad thing and so if you can get there, get there!


loligo
02-10-2010, 04:19 AM
Jeezuz F'n Christ! What in the hell is wrong with this guy?

He's making enemies faster and faster....the wind farm - the stripers - and now tuna?

Time to start shopping for a candidate to get rid of this asshole!

CMEBoston
02-10-2010, 04:40 AM
Pretty sneaky considering he is sending everyone home cause of the snowstorm today.....what an a@%hole.


Mist-Rest
02-10-2010, 04:47 AM
Freaking puke breath. Come on you RI residents. You CAN do it.

blackfinmike
02-10-2010, 11:50 AM
Jeezuz F'n Christ! What in the hell is wrong with this guy?

He's making enemies faster and faster....the wind farm - the stripers - and now tuna?

Time to start shopping for a candidate to get rid of this asshole!

Is your biggest vendetta against wind farms, are you really a fisherman, I want more structure:thumbsup:

twofinbluna
02-10-2010, 01:39 PM
I contacted Patrick and while now multiple people told me he is involved with this, he said he isnt, and I have been told it is actually Rep. Kocot who is the main person behind this act. If I remember correctly, Kocot is not even from a district that is close to the ocean. Amazing that he would get involved in something like this. Dont they realize we have enough people attempting to manage these stocks and that we dont need any more!

FYI- The hearing has been postponed until February 25 at Noon in Room 437.

loligo
02-11-2010, 06:23 AM
Is your biggest vendetta against wind farms, are you really a fisherman, I want more structure:thumbsup:

YES YES and - If you want more structure, pull your drain plug.:thumbsup:

AlloyToy
02-11-2010, 06:49 AM
I know Peter Kocot....he couldn't tell a BFT form a Bluegill!!!:bashhh:

Crate Dropper
02-11-2010, 07:00 AM
Is your biggest vendetta against wind farms, are you really a fisherman, I want more structure:thumbsup:

Do you really think there going to let you fish around these STRUCTURES? There'll be a one mile circle around them "NO FISH ZONE" good luck!:nono:

Tunapooner
02-11-2010, 08:48 AM
Sent emails Representative Strauss who lives on my road and watched me build my stickboat, and to Representative Atsalis who is on the committee.

Below is the list of Representatives on the Committee. You can email them through this link by clicking on their name.

http://www.mass.gov/legis/comm/j21.htm

Petruccelli - Chair
Eldridge - Vice-Chair
Flanagan of Worcester and Middlesex
O’Leary of Cape and Islands
Michael O. Moore of Second Worcester
Tarr of Essex and Middlesex

Straus of Mattapoisett- Chair
Guyer of Dalton- Vice-Chair
Atsalis of Barnstable
Rush of Boston
Wallace of Boston
Garballey of Arlington
Dykema of Holliston
Ferrante of Gloucester
Madden of Nantucket
Gifford of Wareham
Evangelidis of Holden

Tunapooner
02-12-2010, 08:48 AM
Here is the content of House 764, filed from a Representative from Hampshire, County.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO CONSERVING BLUEFIN TUNA.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Resolved, there is hereby created a special commission to study the existing bluefin tuna fishery inMassachusetts coastal waters, to promote the continued viability of the species, to restore a significant population of giant bluefin tuna, to examine the economic and biological impacts of different fishing techniques, such as hook and line, traditional harpooning and purse seining and to examine the interaction of commercial and recreational bluefin tuna fisheries. Said special commission shall compile and evaluate historical data on the frequency, location and size distribution of bluefin tuna taken in Massachusetts waters and the fishing techniques used. Said special commission shall be comprised of three members of the house of representatives, to be appointed by the speaker, two members of the senate, to be appointed by the senate president, and seven members to be appointed by the governor, one of whom shall be representative of commercial purse seine tuna fishing interests, one of whom shall be representative of commercial traditional harpooning of tuna interests, one of whom shall be representative of
commercial hook and line tuna fishing interests, one of whom shall be representative of recreational tuna fishing interests, one of whom shall be representative of the division of coastal zone management, one of whom shall be representative of the division of marine fisheries and one of whom shall be representative of the marine trades
industry. Said special commission may conduct its meetings at facilities of the commonwealth located in coastal communities and shall report its findings to the committee on natural resources, the division of marine fisheries and one of whom shall be representative of the marine trades industry. Said special commission may conduct its meetings at facilities of the commonwealth located in coastal communities and shall report its findings to the committee on natural resources, the division of marine fisheries and the division of coastal zone management no later than November 30, 2010.

crazyclammer
02-13-2010, 05:17 PM
he musnt have caught any BFT off his dock for the last few years..

Sashamy
02-14-2010, 07:27 PM
I spoke with Peter on the phone and have to say he is a gentleman...he loves fishing and by no means does he want to shut anything down...he actuallt harpoons witha guy out of Perkins Cove...don't worry about this guy he just want to keep the seigners out of the bay...D

loligo
02-15-2010, 04:57 AM
So subverting the MFAC is the best way to do it? We have a management process already, so why do we need this. I think it's a slippery slope and sets a bad precedent.



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