Weakfish on the Lobster House menu today

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I was checking out at the seafood counter, when the chalkboard menu caught my eye,wild weakfish 9.95 LB.. Here is how the menu read to me, a completely incompetent, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Council weakfish board. In retrospect the ASMFC has made some horrendously bad weakfish management decisions over the years. Allowing a market for weakfish at this point just highlights their failures.
The commercial fishermen themselves supported a moratorium on the sale of weakfish, until the population was completely rebuilt.
Ironically, it was a recreational fishing group that fought against the weakfish moratorium.

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  2 comments for “Weakfish on the Lobster House menu today

  1. March 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    You are right, Ken. Sadly, politics rules and too many politicians don’t like science when it conflicts with what they prefer to believe.

  2. March 20, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Brian, hopefully the weakfish for sale were truly only by-catch. They are allowed 100 pounds per trip in NJ.

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