12-06-09 Kensdock report THE COST OF NO NEW JERSEY SALT WATER LICENSE TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW JERSEY AND THE SALT WATER FISHERMEN

150 Million Dollars in federal stimulus money 

7 Salt water hatcheries
 
3,129 immediate construction jobs benefiting local economies near hatchery sites.
 
Millions of dollars of New Jersey’s fair share of the Federal excise tax return.
 
40 million dollars annually in license fees to enhance New Jersey salt water fishing
 
Millions in lost tourist dollars
 
Millions of lost recreational fishing hours.
 
The ability to  protect against poaching of our salt water fish.
 
The continued bankruptcy of bait shops,charter fishing operations,party boats and other related businesses
 
The ability of  New Jersey to responsibly manage the States marine resources.
 
New Jersey fishermen will lose their fair share of flounder, sea bass, tug and other fish due to the inability to submit the proper data to the federal government.
 
Negative impact to our New Jersey shore culture
 
Reduced value of New Jersey waterfront property
 
The ability of New Jersey to proactively rebuild the States depleted Weakfish population.
 
Reduced opportunities for future generations of New Jersey salt water anglers!
 
 
 
 
 

                                   

169 permanent green jobs in the form of biologists and other hatchery personnel.

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