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Old 04-09-2004, 03:42 PM
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For all of those who fish for BFT's in CC Bay and beyond. Good news on the horizon..

http://www.state.ma.us/dfwele/dmf/M...tice_030804.pdf
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Old 04-10-2004, 08:14 AM
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Show up if you can-strength in numbers and all that. My gut is that Mass DMF chief Diodoti is hot on this because these seine scum care not a whit about the resource or others who pursue it. There's alot of interest in this, but, unfortunately, the seine scum will be free to do what they want in others areas frequented by day boats as well. They need to be gone...

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Old 04-14-2004, 03:53 PM
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I heard some bogus stories about these guys seining them up in the bay and since they were over their quota, they dumped the leftovers on their way back thru the canal. Dead tunas were found floating around the bay and into the canal. Anyone else hear this? Since i have a small boat I want to preserve the small boat fishery as I can't be running out to wildcat or off chatham to chase tunas if they can be had in the bay.
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Old 04-14-2004, 08:10 PM
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since when do dead tunas float???????????
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Old 04-14-2004, 08:18 PM
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bacteria that decompose the fish release gases that remain entrapped in the fish.... after a while the fish will float back up but not for a while and probably not before something comes along and eats the whole thing. if the tunas were frozen and then dumped, they'd float also.
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Old 04-14-2004, 10:16 PM
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like i said since when do dead tunas float?!?!?!?!
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Old 04-14-2004, 10:50 PM
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By the way the ban of seiners in Cape Cod Bay has nothing to do with them directly catching those eighty or so fish last fall, that just angered most people enough to look into the fact that the seiners are over 65 feet and they have Coastal Access Permits, which under Phil Coates they recieved when the staewide ban of vessels over 65 feet went into effect. The problem is that somehow the seiners were exempt and nobody knows why! Secondly, they broke the gentlemen's agreement that was made by East Coast and the other tuna orgs, they needed bigger fish this past season because the percentage of large fish was out of whack even though mid season NMFS allowed for a greater percentage of smaller fish to be caught, it still wasn't enough so as was said they came in to the bay looking for the two big schools of fish that were in there and they got one of them. This pissed off the P-Town guys and all of the SMALL boat fleet that can't go to wildcat or Chatham. The DMS is on the fence about this issue because of two commercial big boat supporters on the dms panel. Your right the seiners like always will have a lot of support so we need everyone's help, show up to Danvers and help us little guys and the Hooligan throw them out. By the way TUNA'S DON'T FLOAT, when the line breaks and they die it is a sick feeling to watch them sink....
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Old 04-15-2004, 08:13 AM
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If you can't reach the link above, here is the info in the document -

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 28, 2004

Under the provisions of M.G.L. Ch 30A and pursuant to the authority found in M.G.L. Ch. 130 ss. 17A, 80,
and 104, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) and the Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission (MFC) have
scheduled a hearing on a public petition to ban purse seining for bluefin tuna in Cape Cod Bay, as
defined in 322 CMR 6.04(3)(d), year-round. A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday,
April 28, 2004 (7PM) at the Holiday Inn – Dedham. Contact MarineFisheries for draft regulations and
further details. Written comments may be received by e-mail, (marine.fish@state.ma.us), fax
(617.626.1509), or mail (DMF; 251 Causeway St., Suite 400; Boston, MA 02114) and will be accepted
until 5PM on Friday, April 30, 2004

For further information please visit our website at www.mass.gov/marinefisheries.

Directions to Holiday Inn- Dedham (55 Ariadne Road)
From Boston Area:
Merge onto MA-3 S. MA-3 S becomes US-1 S;
Take exit number 15A- toward RT-1A/DEDHAM;
Merge onto PROVIDENCE HWY;
Turn LEFT onto ELM ST/MA-1A; and
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Old 04-16-2004, 03:46 PM
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I want to go on public record saying i have nothing to do with this dildo.^^up two posts

I'll leave it at that.
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Old 04-17-2004, 08:39 PM
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i heard the same story about floating tuna in the canal from a well respected fisherman last week at the stellwagon bank charter boat association meeting, so yes they float when there dead . Any ways these guys have know regard to these fish and we have to protect them.
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Old 04-18-2004, 08:56 PM
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Yo,
I wish tunas would float...but come on everyone I have ever zapped floats down very quickly, unless they were frozen they would maybe float and that is even a maybe...the seiners can and do pass fish between boats so why would they dump them, that is a very awfully well thought out story to get people to the meeting but if gets them there than Hooray!!!!!!
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Old 04-19-2004, 07:21 AM
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I wanted to bump this back to the top because I rec'd some interesting info from nmfs over the weekend. Last year's statistics for the bft fishery were released and it goes to show just a bit more who is the problem in the bft fishery. For the fifth (I think) consecutive year, average weight of fish harvested in the general category has increased; last year's average fish was 454.5 lbs, a 12 lb increase over 2002. In the harpoon category, average weight increased to 383.5 from 321 in 2002. That said, I believe that the 2002 avg weight was down from 2001 and that the 2001 average was close to the 383 last year, but I cannot remember the exact 2001 weight.

By contrast, the seiners' average weight fish was down AGAIN. 2003 avg was a paltry 311 lbs down 100 lbs from 2002. Why is this significant? Remember at the start of last year, the seine scum were crying about increased allowances of small fish (73"-81") from 10% annually to an unlimited amount? Well, nmfs realized that they were already over that amount and allowed them 25% on the year. The seine sleaze, fronted by dick ruais, leader of ecta, swore up and down that they would NEVER set on small fish and were not in fact targeting small fish. In fact, claimed the apologists for the seine scum, they are FAAAAR more selective than other categories and were more effective at picking off larger fish.

Really? Why then did they exceed their newly-increased percentage of small fish by over 40%? Of the 1,880 fish caught by the 5 boats (another problem for another discussion), 684 were small fish which, by my math is 36.3829%. The funny thing is that if you were following monthly landings last year, for the better part of the season, from May-late August, the small fish made up well over 50% of their catch and only in the last 6 weeks did they target the large fish they claimed they were after.

Folks, these people do not care a whit about the fishery or anyone in it. Get them out of Cape Cod Bay, then we can work towards eliminating these scumbags entirely. There is no redeeming value to these boats or the people who own them. Be there on the 28th and show them what we can do...

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Old 04-19-2004, 09:48 PM
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DEAR NO SHAMEY MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO YOUR BOY THE IATOLA ABOUT THE FLOATING TUNAS INCIDENT.
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Old 04-25-2004, 09:46 PM
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bump,sorry
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Old 04-27-2004, 10:00 PM
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