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Posted 05/19/17 - 05:26 AM

The New Target Species of NJ , Fine Table Fare ....... Fish Cakes Anyone

Don't forget the skates
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Posted 05/19/17 - 07:58 AM

The New Target Species of NJ , Fine Table Fare ....... Fish Cakes Anyone



Good meat on this fish.

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Posted 05/19/17 - 08:55 AM

  I live on Raritan bay and I can see a  hot spot for winter Flounder from my window. Before they went to 2 there was a flotilla anchored in that spot almost every day. Now there is a handful of boats fishing, some days not one.

Just as you said Head Boats and Private lined The Raritan Bay Shore On into the highlands and Navisnk and Shrewsbury Rivers.  Hot spots changed depending on the Migration out to Sea. There were No Limits by numbers or sizes. You would hear why you keeping the small ones 8" the answer __ It will still make a good sandwich. Belmar was a hotspot and would start off the season Early There never was a Restricted season.

The Larger flounder were caught south like Baragate Inlet and bay. Even the biggest called Yellowtails. 50-100 hundred was not uncommon.

In the 60s a tavern down neck would run a bus trip to Quincy Mass. $55. that left 8 pm to The boat all-inclusive Bus- Beer - Sandwichs, Skiff with motor and Flat of nd Box lunch .wauld arrive for breakfast on your own as the skiffs were being readied for 2 Guys.  End of the day the fish you caught Flounder and a bunch of Cod was taken to an area where a bunch of women would  Fillet and divide them into 2 Wax Boxes with Ice.Then loaded them on the bus cargo area. Fast supper on your own and sleep all the way home. Boston bay became so polluted with Raw Sewerage. the fishery was shut down and never recovered.

The Cape Cod Provincetown ( P- Town) was a Commercial Flounder Depot Long story That Crashed with overfishing

The decline in Raritan was blamed on Commercial Dragers. just off shore.

Other fisheries to Die In NJ and a few other states Is Lobsters The boats in Belford stopped catching them due to Very low Number and Cost of Fuel now they go for Conch that soon will Crash do to Demand and number of boats harvesting them. 

Crabs are Dragged all winter in the Raritan Bay. and trapped in warmer weather, how long will that last along with the Damage caused by Dragging.

So many species have dwindled The Idea Mentioned Sea Robins is now The new Item on the menu. is very true just as Monk Fish did till they were almost fished out. Along with Tilefish. These stories are numerous on Fish Losses but the ones Blamed and affected are Sports Fisherman.     

When was the Last Time you saw decent Whiting Ling Mudhole Tuna Boston Mackeral?  There is no end to this story till the resources are fished out. 

Anyone remember The Russian Trawler Processing Ships in US waters when they were moved to international waters taking massive amounts of Fish. The Answer The USA had was Our commercial boats would do the Catching and transfer the Catch to The Russians OVERFISHING SOLVED. I remember it we used to Trade STUFF with the Ships before they were moved off. They loved Our Cigarettes and Beer.

So Catch the last Fish and the Bitching will stop just -- Remember When will be the Topic.

Alaska seems to control the fisheries for both Recreational and Commercial just fine what is wrong on the east coast?   

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Posted 05/19/17 - 10:25 AM

After having a boat since I was 10 years old, sold my last boat 2 years ago! 24 CC Proline. Used to go out of Barnegat inlet. This video is sickening! Head boats and bait shops might as well shut their doors!

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Posted 05/19/17 - 12:18 PM

 Look up Trident Seafood Alaska and how they manage and operate. Nothing like the Ass Backwards East Coast Fisheries do.

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