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Tommy Vidrine Observations on Pogey Boats in Grand Isle/Belle Pass Area---

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YOU TUBE VIDEO.... https://youtu.be/Ch0RwJna-t0
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Re: Tommy Vidrine Observations on Pogey Baots in Grand Isle/Bell
Way to go Tommy Vidrine-EXACTLY what I was trying to convey at the LAWLF Public Comment Meeting I attended in Slidell area and we need lot more out-spoken folks like Capt Tommy and others to NOT sit on sidelines,get involved and STOP the raping of our coast by Menhaden fisheries that have already been banned in OTHER states.By the way,not sure how many other recreational fishers received 'randomized'electronic survey sent out via LAWLF but I DID NOT receive one,nor did I EXPECT to receive one and do know of an angler with the same passion as me and he let the LAWLF have it with his response!!

Mandevillian,now we have CURRENT videographic evidence!!
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Re: Tommy Vidrine Observations on Pogey Baots in Grand Isle/Bell
I saw them there on Thursday 05/28 on the west side of belle pass jetties not far from the beach as well.
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Here is the link to the March, 2020 article which appeared in 'SPORT FISHING' Magazine.

https://www.sportfishingmag.com/story/game-fish/menhaden-seiners-killing-louisiana-red-drum/

I brought up this info at the Metairie Wildlife Meeting and was 'pushed-side'!

I forwarded the article to Tony Cyprus 'Mandavillian' who likewise brought up the same article/info at the meeting he attended within the following week or two.

Basically, two FOREIGN POGIE COMPANIES (Canada & Africa) reported that they removed 2.2 BILLION pounds of pogie from the Gulf of Mexico and of that...90% came from Louisiana waters. There are NO FEDERAL/STATE OBSERVERS aboard during this processing.

SOMEHOW...they are 'allowed' a 'by-catch/incident' rate of FIVE PERCENT...go figure 5% of 2 BILLION POUNDS of which the bulk are brood-stock redfish, trout, TURTLES, drum, flounder, etc... This 'reported amount' comes directly from these two companies with no one questioning their figures.

ADDITIONALLY, THERE IS NO LIMIT/QUOTA ON THEIR CATCH hindering their operations!

These two companies surely have 'DEEP-POCKETED LOBBYIST in Baton Rouge to allow this without any resistance from Federal., Gulf States and/or Louisiana Marine and Fisheries officials!

W H Y ???$$$???
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Thanks for posting this on here as well I watched it on your youtube channel when you posted it. Politicians are more worried about there wallets than they are about the everyday fishermen out there.
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AWARENESS....Thank You!
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Re: Tommy Vidrine Observations on Pogey Boats in Grand Isle/Bell
Great video, Tommy. Mandevillian brought this up at the Slidell LDWF meeting but got no support from the charter captains there. I received one of the LDWF surveys and blasted the pogey boat fishing. It should not be allowed in State waters! They ruined the fishing in the West Bay area back in the mid 1980's, killing millions of trout, redfish, flounder, croakers, etc. I witnessed this personally but could get no response from LDWF. The purse seines are illegal, so why let pogey boats use them. Our politicians are in bed with them or it would be illegal for them to work in State waters. Too many of our shorelines have shallow water out five miles, and pogey fishing destroys the gamefish when they pogey fish closer to our shores. THanks again for your video, Tommy. Eliminate pogey fishing in State waters!!!!!
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