Consultant: State should not renew licenses if commercial fishermen can’t show minimum income

New York commercial fishermen would be barred from renewing their licences if they could not prove three years income at $15,000 a year under a recommendation by a state consultant. About three dozen fishermen attended the meeting at Stoney Brook University Tuesday night, where response to the recommendations, one of a series of proposals by consultant George Lapointe, was mixed and sometimes heated,,, >click to read<

3 Responses to Consultant: State should not renew licenses if commercial fishermen can’t show minimum income

  1. Nicholas Havens says:

    I’d love to see that you have to show a hundred percent of your income from COMMERCIAL FISHING to get a fishing license and a commercial shellfish diggers permit. That would help the full time COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN and get rid of ALL the part timers or gravy masters. Give them a pecker permit. And have to show your income tax return to prove your a hundred percent COMMERCIAL!!!

  2. Lisa says:

    How about all the board member show their income , and quit putting so many damn regulations o. The commercial fishing industry

  3. Joel Hovanesian says:

    This is a long overdue regulation. Way to many people are supplementing their hobby or retirement at the expense of those who truly need these fish for their survival. Or how about those who receive a payment out of the tax dollars of the very fishermen they hurt? If ridiculously low quotas were not the norm I wouldn’t feel so strongly about this issue. However, every pound landed on these strict quotas by these part timers, is a pound that a real fishing family is not allowed to harvest leading to premature closures of fisheries and a cut in pay to the full time fishermen. Yes. We must come up with a solution to this mess.

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