Commerial Fisherman Busted...

Discussion in 'LOCAL TENNESSEE TALK' started by price, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. price

    price New Member

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    The TWRA busted commercial fisherman taking paddle fish against state reg's. Way to go wildlife officers! Hope they catch all the ones that illegally take catfish. Here is the link. We all know that commercial fisherman would never do anything illegal or that would hurt a lake or river:wink:

    http://www.state.tn.us/twra/news/paddlefish.html
     
  2. superman

    superman New Member

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    its guys like that who give the rest of us a bad name
     

  3. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    yep,,what superman said..
     
  4. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    Most, at least all of the commercial fishermen I know, won't but there are some that do just like there are some recreational fishermen that break laws. I wish the game wardens could catch everyone of them, from the illegal commercial down to the the recreational fishermen that break game laws. It's these few that give all a bad name.
    With proper reglations and enforcement there is no reason the commercial and sport fishing industries can't coexist, and both prosper.
     
  5. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    John
    Lock Um Up and THROW the key away.JMHO J.D.
     
  6. deerhunter4

    deerhunter4 New Member

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    WELL SAID GRIZ!!!

     
  7. Cattledogz

    Cattledogz Active Member

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    They need to lose ALL fishing privileges for their lifetimes!
     
  8. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    They need to enforce those fines, strip them of there license and keep the boat and all tackle.
     
  9. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Terrible to read that story.

    They do need the book thrown at them. It is one thing to break a red-tape type law due to ignorance, it's another to blatantly harm an animal by cutting its stomach open knowing full well you aren't supposed to.

    I'd hit 'em with the max penalties in this case.
     
  10. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    These Jerks need to be in prison, then all comercial fishing needs to be outlawed.
     
  11. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Guys they do it here also. And this is the E-mail I just hit send on a minute ago.
    Pete

    ((Two Commercial Fishermen Cited For Illegal Method Used To Check For Paddlefish Roe
    Just read this on your section.))

    And the ones here do the same thing. They cut open each fish. And then toss them back in. I for one Think they need to have to carry the fish off the water to take the eggs.
    You have them do this on days when there's a lot of fisherman out with kids fishing. And its deal game fish and spoonbill floating down the river. Please stop them from doing this.
    They also each year throw back a lot of big blues that are dead. I seen a few last year that looked like they hit them in the head with a ball peen hammer . If I see it again you can get there will be plenty of pictures.
    Also do you know when the 34" law will come back up again? I hope we can get it back to only one per sports fisherman per day. Or better yet no fish over 34" taken out
    Thanks
     
  12. wayne1967

    wayne1967 New Member

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    I've been fishing before in a chute behind an island and had a commercial fisherman come next to me, drop a gill net beat on the side of his boat to scare the fish into it. I've seen several people snag a wintering hole for spoonbill during the winter out of season.
     
  13. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Kudos to the Tennessee Valley Authority. I hope to be reading alot more articles such as these in the near future. :wink:
     
  14. lilgriz

    lilgriz New Member

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    AMEN!!!!! Couldn't have said it better myself!
     
  15. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    It never ceases to amaze me how stupid some people can be. They had all the equipment there to make it all legal and chose to ignore it and use a blade. Well it will cost them a lot more in the long run. They could have been 3000 richer and not having to go to court by just doing it the right way.
     
  16. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    Virginia
    Lawful or unlawful, commercial fisherman are rapping our resource. Just my opion and you know what they say about opions!
     
  17. goingfishin

    goingfishin New Member

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    Topeka, Ka
    Good for the Department of Wildlife!!!!!:wink:
     
  18. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with Barb on this. One strike and you are out.
    JD if you lock them up, you will have to pay for their upkeep.:big_smile:
     
  19. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    What they should lose fishing for lifetime.Instead of prison make them clean up the river banks 50 hrs per fish.
     
  20. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    West Tn
    The bad part is, They can take away there permit for spoonbill fishing. But there brothers or dad has one. So they fish under his. And keep on going.
    Pete