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For those of you unfamiliar with the NYS DEC public comment process on proposed regulations - usually when something is proposed it will take some substantial quantity in addition to well reasoned remarks to have the regulation amended.

As Burnie and I have told you all numerous times before - the aquaculture industry is looking to make it easier to sell hatchery-reared black bass for food. This has now reached the official public comment process and it has the potential to impact not only bass management but other game fish management. I apologized for the length of the attached from the Onondaga County Fisheries Advisory Board to NYS DEC. It is their comment against the proposed regulation change.
However, it provides some necessary background and analysis about the regulation, the regulatory contradiction, the lack of controls, etc...

4 pages - http://www.nybassfed.com/Data/Conservation/ONOND-FISH-ADV-BOARD-Black-Bass-Aquaculture.pdf

Estimated selling price (as reported by the Aquaculture Intersector - $12 to 14 a pound (LIVE WEIGHT)... you guys being bass anglers, any idea what just selling your average daily 5 fish limit of would be at half off?? 10 lbs of bass at $5.00/lb. - $40 to 50/day. - 7 days a week.. $300 or so a week under the table.

Anybody think that people and the Asian market restaurants won't be going this route to offset their legal shipment?

No tagging - no visual controls and no accountability.

Read it and voice your concerns to [email protected] - BEFORE JUNE 18th.

Or don't take the time... and then maybe we can start including recipes with the fishing reports!!

CHOICE IS YOURS!!
 

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The link provided would not work for me.
 

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Mike,

The e-mail addess would not let me write to them by clicking on it.

I had to type it in manually..

I have set them an e-mail letting them know I was dead against the sale of Black Bass.
Thanks for all you are doing regarding this !!
 

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This is our sport , our pastime leisure , recreation and legacy of which must be preserved for generations to come after us . It will be what we share and pass on to our children and grandchildren or else it'll just be stories of how bass'n was once good .
The whole idea of this is as absurd as a mass harvesting of deer throughout the northeast for package and consumption .
We must all take the time and make the effort here on this . Being a bass angler is more than just catching bass for a five fish limit or to post for photo opts . The conservation and preservation of the sport is as if not more important as catch and release . In fact it goes hand in hand with it .

Appreciation and thanks to all those seeing that this was brought to the attention of the near 8000 strong here .
 
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