Deriliction of law

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Posted by the next derelict on November 18, 2009 at 22:40:37:

In Reply to: Re: Senate Bill 21 and SB 899 posted by Divebum Don on November 18, 2009 at 08:22:17:

The bill defines derelict fishing gear as "lost or
abandoned recreational fishing equipment."

Be very afraid if you loose a #10 fishing hook in the ocean.

Who at DFG do you call to voluntarily report the loss?

The phone at the empty desk of one of many unfilled warden positions?

"The author and committee may wish to consider amendments
providing greater specificity as to the reporting requirement"

Gee, ya think?

Why stop there? Why not define what fishing equipment is that is so important that needs to be reported in 72 hours in order to save the planet.

Forget about 10% unemployment in our neighborhoods. Let's focus on the real problems in life such as keeping fish hooks, lobster gauges, dive lights, knives, game bags (read nets), anything DFG can interpret as fishing equipment, out of that big pond of water that covers 70% of the earth.

Does DFG take the narrow interpretation or the strict (broad) interpretation of the law? Hmm, let me think, I need a millisecond.

Commercial fishing nets are the problem. However, this law as proposed, has lost focus, it missed the boat, it is off point, it tossed the baby out with the bathwater, etc. and if anybody does not see it then pay attention, it included everybody with a fishing license as a potential derelict.

Who is left out of harms way?

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