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Louisiana redfish killed by menhaden boars

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“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.
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currently reading a book called The Most Important Fish in the Sea by H. Bruce Franklin. Highly recommend.

The pogie boats rape LA/MS and others every summer and fall..such a depressing sight to see the spotter planes flying around...and the subsequent aftermath. If enough sportsman can get together something can be done! East coast seems to be much better organized and equipped to fight at this point, which is bad news for us. As the east coast tightens regulations guess where Omega will make up for its losses?
 

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"The Atlantic counterpart of the GSMFC ruled the industry was overfished in 2011 and set caps. Our pogy fishery has no cap. Since 2011, the industry here has doubled its take from Mississippi waters, according to numbers reported to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) by the fishery: 184 million pounds of pogies brought into Mississippi in 2014 — up from 100 million in 2011."

and this is what happens when East Coast States impose caps...
 
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