Monterey Peninsula fishermen worry about impact of national mar...

Times are tough for Monterey fisherman Pete Bruno. For over a decade, tighter and tighter fishing regulations have slowed his charter fishing boat business to a trickle. Full Story
jose

San Mateo, CA

#1 Dec 6, 2009
this country is being regulated out of existence,be it manufacturing be it fishing you name it.this is a plane with international connections they are setting up a government here just like they have in communist china ussr, cuba and all these dictatorial you have all over the world.it involves the banking system were criminals have taken over and are now shipping to so called offshore in reality secret accounts the treasury department, the same way they they shipped the UNITED STATES technology and its industrial base economy,it is all or over 90% made in china.the idea is to bring this country down.
wake up america,the fathers of this great country would turn in there grave if they could see the thievery and corruption that is going on today.
dave

Salinas, CA

#2 Dec 6, 2009
The only compay that will be allowed to fishing both sport and commercial in Monterey bay will be the monterey Bay aquarium, the very ones that have paid staff on the MPLA closers. What have we allowed into our community. From a fishing port to tourist trap.
mike

Salinas, CA

#3 Dec 6, 2009
i had to get a land job four years ago my boat is in my backyard rotting away.
Water-Viewer

Salinas, CA

#4 Dec 6, 2009
I say, LET'S GO FISHING AT THE AQUARIUM, aka Fish PRISON!

Are we going to be eating farm raised fish the rest of our lives? I love those "Seafood watch" things they pass out at the fish prison. Those things are pointless! Any type of Fish is probably the MOST healthiest food you can get!

It's about darn time this hit the papers around here, SOMETHING has to be done about the "LOCAL" fishing and keep the "LOCAL" fishermen in business. There ARE fish in that Ocean to be caught. These closures are hurting the fishermen and the fish themselves. THINK ABOUT IT! Get rid of the MLPAs and keep the fishermen fishing!
Francis Booth

Seattle, WA

#5 Dec 7, 2009
Water-Viewer, I guess I haven't eaten enough mercury to connect the dots...I'd love to hear some reputable science on how fishing closures are hurting fish.
sealover

San Francisco, CA

#7 Dec 8, 2009
Perhaps if consumers demanded less dwindling fish to feed livestock and ourselves, and perhaps if fisherman had been fishing at a more sustainable level, we wouldn't be facing the collapse we are now. We're starting to see the consequences of our unchecked consumption and overfishing. What are we supposed to do? Just let people fish as much as they want until the ocean is completely dead? I come from a family of fishermen, and it's sad to see a livelihood die out. But what else can we do? The fish are nearly gone.
sealover

San Francisco, CA

#8 Dec 8, 2009
we wouldn't let people just hunt as much as they want on public land, especially for animals that were almost gone. We don't let people hunt for buffalo anymore. why should it be a free-for-all in the ocean, just because that's the way we used to do things? we see now that it's not working anymore. demand is too high. the ocean can't sustain it.
Water-Viewer

Salinas, CA

#9 Dec 8, 2009
Bascially these closures are ruining fishermens and Commercial fishing companies lives and shutting them down. They've been doing that for many years. They obviously know where to go and where NOT to go out there in the Ocean.
sealover

San Francisco, CA

#10 Dec 22, 2009
Look at this example of how selective closures and changing fishing practices can actually INCREASE catches and income for fishermen!
Comanagement Practices Enhance Fisheries in Marine Protected Areas
"Fishing activities worldwide have dramatically affected marine fish stocks and ecosystems. Marine protected areas (MPAs) with no-take zones may enhance fisheries, but empirical evidence of this is scant. We conducted a 4-year survey of fish catches around and within an MPA that was previously fully closed to fishing and then partially reopened under regulated comanaged fishing. In collaboration with the fishers and the MPA authority, we set the fishing effort and selected the gear to limit fishing impact on key fish predators, juvenile fish stage, and benthic communities and habitats. Within an adaptive comanagement framework, fishers agreed to reduce fishing effort if symptoms of overfishing were detected. We analyzed the temporal trends of catch per unit of effort (CPUE) of the whole species assemblages and CPUE of the four most valuable and frequent species observed inside the opened buffer zone and outside the MPA investigated. After the comanaged opening, CPUE first declined and then stabilized at levels more than twice that of catches obtained outside the MPA. Our results suggest that working closely with fishers can result in greater fisheries catches. Partial protection of coastal areas together with adaptive comanagement involving fishers, scientists, and managers can effectively achieve conservation and fishery management goals and benefit fishing communities and alleviate overfishing."
From:
Conservation Biology
Early View, Date: November 2009
Authors: PAOLO GUIDETTI, JOACHIM CLAUDET
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/12...
Water-Viewer

Salinas, CA

#12 Dec 22, 2009
No, you know WHY we have these lame closures? Is because The Obama/Bush administration can't afford to pay state workers as in the Fish and Game to patrol these offshore waters. That's the whole reason for these closures! Give the people what they love (is to fish) and open up those waters and people WILL come. That's the whole reason this state is going broke. Is because of offshore water closures for fishing. People will not buy a 1 year license to only fish in 120 feet of water or whatever the hell it is for rock-cod off "Packards bay"! THAT is where fishermen and this state is getting bent over the rail from! They need to open the ocean back up for people who love to use the ocean to fish from!
sealover wrote:
Look at this example of how selective closures and changing fishing practices can actually INCREASE catches and income for fishermen!
Comanagement Practices Enhance Fisheries in Marine Protected Areas
"Fishing activities worldwide have dramatically affected marine fish stocks and ecosystems. Marine protected areas (MPAs) with no-take zones may enhance fisheries, but empirical evidence of this is scant. We conducted a 4-year survey of fish catches around and within an MPA that was previously fully closed to fishing and then partially reopened under regulated comanaged fishing. In collaboration with the fishers and the MPA authority, we set the fishing effort and selected the gear to limit fishing impact on key fish predators, juvenile fish stage, and benthic communities and habitats. Within an adaptive comanagement framework, fishers agreed to reduce fishing effort if symptoms of overfishing were detected. We analyzed the temporal trends of catch per unit of effort (CPUE) of the whole species assemblages and CPUE of the four most valuable and frequent species observed inside the opened buffer zone and outside the MPA investigated. After the comanaged opening, CPUE first declined and then stabilized at levels more than twice that of catches obtained outside the MPA. Our results suggest that working closely with fishers can result in greater fisheries catches. Partial protection of coastal areas together with adaptive comanagement involving fishers, scientists, and managers can effectively achieve conservation and fishery management goals and benefit fishing communities and alleviate overfishing."
From:
Conservation Biology
Early View, Date: November 2009
Authors: PAOLO GUIDETTI, JOACHIM CLAUDET
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/12...

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Aquaculture Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
scallop Aquaculture (Jan '07) Jun '14 J Strachan 7
Sea cucumber culture - New profitable aquaculture (Mar '07) May '14 dyc7860 83
Ocean Springs High School to become first in st... (Mar '14) Mar '14 Gulf 6
Aquatic Relief Therapy (Feb '14) Feb '14 Rebecca Wisner 1
Port Hardy passed over for DFO staff (Nov '10) Jan '14 libert justice 4
Environmental Management Training (Jan '14) Jan '14 LMC Training 1
Magnetic dendritic heavy metal removal agent ha... (Dec '13) Dec '13 PAMAM 5
•••

Aquaculture People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••