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NJ Striper and Bluefish Regs for 2020

Unbelievable that NJ will reduce the bluefish limit from 15 fish per person last year to 3 fish this year. That is nuts. Yes 15 was too many but an 80% reduction! Stripers will be 1 slot fish between 28-38". That coupled with the flounder regs and its obvious they really could care less about the rec guys and all the businesses that depend on them.

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WOW Whaler....never heard of such a limit on blues!!

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I think those fish per day limits is very acceptable. I dont see why anyone would need to kill more fish then that for personal use.

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I think those fish per day limits is very acceptable. I dont see why anyone would need to kill more fish then that for personal use.

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I totally missed any inference re anyone needing to "kill more fish then that for personal use"??

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I totally missed any inference re anyone needing to "kill more fish then that for personal use"??
If not for personal use (making them for dinner), what are they killing them for?

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If not for personal use (making them for dinner), what are they killing them for?

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Why do people need 300 lbs of deer meat in the freezer to consider it a successful season???? Because they can.
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Whaler that is because all the money the commercial fisheries throw into lobbyists.

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I think those fish per day limits is very acceptable. I dont see why anyone would need to kill more fish then that for personal use.

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There is no need to limit bluefish to 3 fish. They pull these assessment numbers out their @$$. If you are talking snapper blues 3 fish might feed 2 people. I never waste any fish and enjoy eating blues fresh, smoking them and giving some to my family (my Mom loves them). Again if the population is so low that you are going to limit me to 3 fish then the commercial fishery should be shut down.
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... There is no need to limit bluefish to 3 fish. They pull these assessment numbers out their @$$. If you are talking snapper blues 3 fish might feed 2 people.

And if yer talking jumbo blues, two things... there is such a thing as a freezer... and... not that easy to release jumbo blues, hope you have enough extra fingers that you can stand to loose a few.


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... Again if the population is so low that you are going to limit me to 3 fish then the commercial fishery should be shut down.

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I think those fish per day limits is very acceptable. I dont see why anyone would need to kill more fish then that for personal use.

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Some folks have chest freezers, and like to vacuum seal months or even a year's worth of meals from the hobby/sport...
When you consider the price to actually catch enough to put up in the freezer, these limits CRUSH rec and charter fishing.

Family had a 41 Albemarle. Cost $1200 to fill the tanks. Average day trip was a $400 minimum affair..
Used to be able to catch enough to justify the cost from a price/lb perspective (even if it was double market rate, it was fun.)
But as the regs tightened over the years to the point of absurdity, it's simply not worth it to go out and play extremely expensive catch and release.

But the NMFS is happy to let every foreign country and commercial outfit under the sun come in and catch fish half the size and in crazy tonnages ...
The only folks truly happy with these regs are PETA, commercial fishermen, and the fish cops.

The Albe sold this summer after being listed for 4 years.. (Regs killed the used boat market too) Probably could have parted it out for more than it sold for...
We get out inshore and bay runs now in a 24' center console. Way cheaper on fuel, but it cut the target species down a lot, as the canyon runs aren't justifiable.
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