Posted by Aaron on October 25, 2002 at 08:51:13:
In Reply to: A quick question for the hunters out there posted by finfan on October 25, 2002 at 08:20:12:
Here’s the DFG stats: $45 million from recreational permits and stamps ( http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/statistics/statistics.html )
But, I don’t see your plan working out for 3 reasons:
1. Our piece of the pie isn’t very big. Of that $45 million, I suspect most of that is for fresh water folks (this is where they are spending it anyhow). Besides, many of the salt water folks never leave the mainland.
2. Even if you did get this boycott going, I doubt many people would adhere to it. So what if they can’t fish everywhere in the Channel Islands, they’ll fish near shore (anyone seen ‘em tied up on the Yukon?). The same thing is going on right now—look how many party boats you see near shore now compared with years past.
3. This may work out to benefit recreational fishers. I remember seeing a map of Florida showing where each of the record or near record sized fish were caught. They all seemed to be right on the edges of large no-take zones that have been closed for many years (space program).
4. Any boycott is totally unnecessary. Contrary to what everyone seems to be flinging around, the entire area of the Channel Islands is NOT being closed.
For an excellent article with a map, check out the times (you’ll need to register) http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-me-reserve24oct24011440.story
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