Decline of Recreational Fishing Blamed on Dredging and Over-Regulation.

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Back Bay Fun In Margate

On the March 23 edition of SHEP ON FISHING radio show, Robin Scott of Ray Scott’s Dock in Margate, aka ‘Turtle Mom’ talks about her Diamondback hatchling head-start program.

Listen to audio clips from SHEP ON FISHING, March 23, 2019. WOND Radio 1400 am.


Also discussed on the ‘Shep on Fishing’ radio show:

  • Current fishing regulations still promote the catching of female flounder, the ‘breeders’.
  • Striped Bass getting worse for past 5 years. Loss of habitat. Bays choked with sand. Stripers being forced to outside the 3 mile limit.
  • Wind Turbine forest will hurt the fishery even more. Jersey might see severe limitations on the striper catch by 2020. Stripers are significantly down over the years.
  • Offshore dredging and sand pumping playing a role in scaring away fish and various marine life.
  • Flounder regulations. Regions going out of compliance.

The slow death of recreational fishing along the South Jersey coast.

Summer Flounder (fluke) 3 fish limit. Size limit: 18 inches or more.

Full moon flooding. Surrey Ave in Ventnor. No scuppers.

Jersey coast over development. Impervious surfaces. No place for rain water to drain. Not enough grass. Back waters keep getting higher.

ACOE, Army Corp of Engineers, says dredging of Margate and Ventnor back bays won’t help reduce flooding. Crazy talk. Embarrassing statement from the federal org that only wants to find work to do. Fixing problems that don’t exist.

Laughing gulls are back in force and active. Another sign of spring.

 

2 thoughts on “Decline of Recreational Fishing Blamed on Dredging and Over-Regulation.”

  1. Fluke fishing has been horrific throughout southern New Jersey. Dredging is the excuse being used by the commercial netters. Fluke fishing has become more and more difficult over the past decade. I have fished from Cape May up to Long Beach Island, and the flounder fishing has been going the way of weakfish, winter flounder, cod, Boston Mackerel, etc. The netters have driven them to the brink of extinction, and saying otherwise is simply contributing to the problem.

  2. Fluke fishing has been horrific throughout southern New Jersey. Dredging is the excuse being used by the commercial netters. Fluke fishing has become more and more difficult over the past decade. I have fished from Cape May up to Long Beach Island, over the past 30 years, and the flounder fishing has been going the way of weakfish, winter flounder, Cod, Boston Mackerel, etc. The netters have driven them to the brink of extinction, and saying otherwise is simply contributing to the problem. Stop making excuses and start making changes.

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