Re: Sportfishingmag.com Louisiana menhaden
February 19 at 11:17pm
I knew when I sent you the article you would become infuriated...article initiated by a Venice, LA charter-guide to the 'Sport Fishing Magazine' which is a national and possibly an international magazine. The guide also furnished pics of the pogey operation working just off the Louisiana-coast. Grand Isle is annually impacted by these pogey-companies.
What ever powers in Baton Rouge (elected officials) are allowing Omega-Canada and Daybrook-South Africa unlimited/unrestricted amounts of pogy to be caught with ONLY stipulation of a maximum of 5% by-catch. That is a lot of breeder-redfish, trout, drum, etc, etc to be uselessly killed, ,harvested and often discarded! The companies themselves 'submit what they catch' and last year, reported over 3/4-BILLION POUNDS OF POGEY CAUGHT...775,000,000,000-pounds JUST OFF THE COAST OF LOUISIANA!!!
5% is alot of redfish, trout, drum, croakers, etc....PLUS they are removing an important and staple food source for trout.
Omega/Daybrook lobbyists in Baton Rouge have very deep pockets and has been bringing it to Baton Rouge AND WILL CONTINUE.
Went to the meeting in Metairie tonight and forwarded you the 'slide-show/presentation' by the LWFD!