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MENHADEN/POGEY BOATS W / IN 1/4 MI ELMER'S ISLAND-VIDEO!!

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Here is 'another' video (by Tommy Vidrine) for the cca to view and AND NOW---cca 'DO' WHAT---TELL US !!!!!!

We as licensed Louisiana recreational fishers are allowed to' keep ONE redfish over 27',..' but these FOREIGN BOATS ARE ALLOWED TO CONTINUALLY KILL MANY, MANY BROOD-STOCK REDFISH-AND DEPLETE/RAPE A VALUABLE FOOD SOURCE FOR REDFISH, SPECKLED TROUT, DRUM, etc-----WHY? $$$

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND/OR INPUT ???

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PS: The OTHER ACCOUNTABILITY from these two foreign companies is WHAT THEY THEMSELVES submit. Last year they submitted a figure of 'TWO BILLION' pound of catch (without a Federal/State observer? aboard)!

Their 'allowable' BY-CATCH IS 5% OF TOTAL CATCH...go figure 5% of two billion pounds and try to estimate the number of redfish, trout, drum, etc that is dumped back!?!
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My thoughts are more than likely EXACTLY what Capt Tommy keeps saying-CCA NEEDS to step up to the plate and get something done.I understand they met with the LAWLF and the offenders probably not more than a month or so ago,must be PUBLIC record of the meeting so maybe we should ask to see the MINUTES of said meeting and see what can be done!!!My question I pose to YOU is WHAT has YOUR organization(s)done to expose this travesty and get it stopped/regulated,etc.It is one thing to cast stones at CCA,another totally different one to RESPOND to my question!!!What is your response???

Mandevillian,never afraid to take on challenges!!
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   JOHN C.
The ''organizationS' which I support even more since stopping 'contributions' to cca's mouthpieces are committed to restoration and right of waterway passage--SAVE OUR COAST AND THE LOUISIANA SPORTSMANS' COALITION! Tony, you were the one who told me you personally talked with cca's Cresson relative to a talk/meeting he had with the parties involved in the menhaden debacle...nothing has been publicly presented and/or written to that affect---ANY RESOLVE AND/OR MORE 'PROMISES??? BETTER ON PAPER-OTHER THAN SMOKE??? Tony, you can keep us all up to date date with the 'actions' of cca!!!???!!! PS: many more readers are anxiously awaiting, John Castelluccio, Jr.

NOTE: ***I do not ride the fence nor play on both sides***
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Be more than happy to keep everyone posted and will check with our chapter president for any follow up to what Dave Cresson told us not more than about three weeks ago. In the meantime you and me and ANYONE able to conduct a search of PUBLIC records SHOULD be privy to what supposedly was discussed. How does dat sound??

Mandevillian
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But let’s not mention how many redfish and trout are killed each day by charter boats across the louisiana cost.
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Mande : give ma a call
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Wiz,First things first-hope you and your family fare out well these next few days-gonna pray that any damages are minimal-seems like lotta my 'ole' contacts must have been miraculously restored on my new phone and it has been a nightmare with the ATT folks!!John C-let's get some FACTS straight.Dave Cresson is NOT with LAWLF-he is the Executive Director of CCA and HE is the ONE who advised a handful of NShore Chapter CCA folks about a meeting with both the LAWLF and the two menhaden companies.Understand ONE VERY IMPORTANT piece of the puzzle-there are LOTS of moving parts involved(you should know this as I am typing this reply)and that particular industry has a HUGE LOBBY.At least apparently there was a meeting and I have no idea what took place but concerned sportsfishermen should be able to get the minutes from the meeting so ALL will know EXACTLY what took place.Let's hope and pray that something can be done to at the very least,make the pogey fleet fish in offshore waters vs that close to the beaches.For anyone who had videographic evidence of dead fish floating near these pogey boats-produce that evidence,PRONTO!!!Like everyone would agree-a picture is worth a 1000 words and video may be worth 10000 words!!

Mandevillian
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   JOHN C.
ANYONE with a 'DRONE' during the times any of those boats (NEAR OF OUR COAST) are killing our fish---record the net deployment; retraction of that net and ESPECIALLY THEIR DISCHARGE OF THE HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF DEAD FISH which will eventually wash up onto the beaches!!!
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John C,Do know a gent with a drone,trouble is he is up N working for PowerLine company doing examinations of PowerLines,once he gets back home might see if he can do de deed and fly his drone over said pogey operations and provide videographic evidence!!By the way,my older son used to do Personal Training and he asked me if ya ever suggested Fish Oil supplements to ya clients.Not trying to be funny but Fish Oil supplements DO come from pogeys!!

Mandevillian
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   JOHN C.
What is your source that pogeys are used in the making of fish oils for human consumption? I believe, for human consumption, the FDA only approves and allows oil from cold-blooded fish,,,tuna, salmon, etc!!!
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One source was what my son said and the other was probably from the magazine article that stated the numerous uses for menhaden.

Mandevillian
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John C,Just did simple Internet search and did see where Menhaden(pogeys)are INDEED used for their oil to make fish oil supplements for Human consumption(we give our beloved chocolate lab a Fish Oil capsule everyday)and my older son and I were thinking about the coats of the Marina cats ya see everywhere-they have the most beautiful coats,no doubt from fish consumption.Check out any of the ads for fish oil caps,they contain Menhaden oil!!!

Mandevillian
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   JOHN C.
Right...more-so the cold-water North Atlantic variety! Last word!
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u said it, somebody making money !!!!!
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torpedoes
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   JOHN C.
As per article from 'SPORTFISHING MAGAZINE ARTICLE: '...The OTHER ACCOUNTABILITY from these two foreign (Canada & Africa) companies is WHAT THEY THEMSELVES submit. Last year they submitted a figure of 'TWO- BILLION' pound$ of menhaden/pogey catch (ALL without a Federal/State observer? aboard)!

'...Their 'allowable' BY-CATCH IS 5% OF TOTAL CATCH...' Go figure 5% of two billion pounds and try to estimate the number of redfish, trout, drum, etc which ARE killed/dumped back!?!

Menhaden/pogey is supposed to be the number one food source for our trout. Wipe out that food source and there will be a drastic decrease of trout in our coastal waters.

BUT THEN, the LAWLF is under the impression that we recreational fishers are over-fishing the trout...REALLY?
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