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Old 05-09-2018, 10:12 AM
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Hello Everyone---- Starting near the end of May the NEFMC will be holding a series of public hearings on whether to increase the Midwater trolling ban out to up to 30 miles off shore in the region east of the Cape and islands. There is probably nothing that will increase forage for the Recreational, Charter and small commercial fishery more than moving these giant vacuums off shore in the spring. If you are available or wish to submit a comment to these hearings please do so. The information regarding the hearings and locations is attached..... Thanks

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Thank you. I just emailed my comment and I hope everyone else will send a message of support as well.

Send it to: [email protected]
I put "Herring Amendment 8" in the subject line.

Written comments should be sent to:
Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director
New England Fishery Management Council
50 Water Street, Mill 2
Newburyport, MA 01950
Fax (978) 465–3116
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:48 AM
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I know everyone is busy.... Sea bass start in a couple of days and Stripers are on the way....But this is kinda important long term for anyone fishing East and South of the Cape and Islands. This new Reg would stop the annual Herring plunder and major by-catch problem with midwater trolling... Please see jbg's response for a quick way to show support.....

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Is it just a simple response stating “I support the ban?” Or should we provide a write up on why?

Want to submit just want to stay consistent with what others are writing
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Thanks for the reminder KnottyDreams and for the contact jbg
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Comment sent,
I don't have a lot of faith in those making the decisions anymore but there is always a first time to get it right.
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I know someone involved with this---- they got it to happen in region 1 in the Gulf of Maine--- no reason it can't happen here...... still it seems we never end up winning these arguments...... besides its more likely for this to happen than culling the seal population..........
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Originally Posted by KnottyDreams View Post
Is it just a simple response stating “I support the ban?” Or should we provide a write up on why?

Want to submit just want to stay consistent with what others are writing

It's always hard to know what to say but I think in the end our comments probably turn into statistics for or against so it's a numbers game. I figure they already have the science and the lobby groups(some more organized than others) so a simple statement like "As a stake holder in this area of the ocean I support Herring Amendment 8 to push the mid water trawlers further offshore"

Think of it like an abutter speaking for or against a project at a town meeting. They don't need a good reason for their comment, it is considered regardless because they are a stake holder.

If someone has a different take on this I would also like to hear it.
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