Zephyr Cove is on FIRE!
Bycatch is and always has been very prevalent.
What is complicated about what a holding company does?You see, it's complicated.
"originated from an oil company (Zapata) started by a group including future U.S. president George H. W. Bush."
"After the transaction, Zapata will continue to own 5,232,708 shares ofOmega Protein common stock, or 33% of the company."
Not the same thing at all, and not illegal. That's Raffield's out of St. Joe, they're fishing cigar minnows, ballyhoo, sardines, . Their bigger boat Capt Salty was also used for catching jellyfish. I've been out on their boats before, they typically spot the bait-fish from the air and are pretty good at getting what they're after. I am not saying there are never other fish caught, but by law game fish are released. I have never seen big Reds caught or any big fish floating around behind them. They've been fishing that area for about 100 yrs.Once or twice a year I will fish a couple hours west at Cape San Blas / Mexico beach. Just outside the bay they have a couple large net ships catching some sort of baitfish. I had thought it was illegal in FL but they must have some sort of exemption. Anyone know what they are targeting and what type of by-catch they have. It looks like a pretty big operation.
Calcasieu Lake got stripped bare of oysters by boats with dredges. They finally put in Hand Tong only regs.All about the money. Oyster boats strip our reefs and drag them flat in a few days then move on. None of these dipshit biologists care they just keep taking money and letting the bay get raped and in turn increase regulations on the fishery acting like they are helping.
Here is a video I shot a couple of years ago when there were still reefs in that area. They dragged two miles of reef flat before TPWD closed the area and opened others to be raped.
“By conservative estimates, as much as 140 million pounds or more of bycatch are harvested and destroyed by these menhaden harvesters annually,” Macaluso says. That includes both vital forage species and prime game fish that support the state’s recreational-fishing industry.
“Seeing hundreds and sometimes thousands of large, breeding-size redfish killed in pogy nets along the beaches where they’re eating and spawning every summer and fall is gut-wrenching,” adds Macaluso, a lifelong Louisiana resident and angling enthusiast.