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01.27.2011 Toggin Along MRIP Unveiled

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FishReport 1/27/12 <o:p></o:p>

TogginAlong <o:p></o:p>

MRIPUnveiled: New & Improved?? <o:p></o:p>

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GoingFishing: <o:p></o:p>

Sunday,1/29/12 - Tog - 7 to 3 - $100.00 - 12 Sells Out.. <o:p></o:p>

Thursday,2/2/12 - Long Tog - 6 to 4 - $125.00 - 14 Sells Out <o:p></o:p>

Reservationsrequired at 410 520 2076 -- If You Go Be a Little Early<o:p></o:p>

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HiAll, <o:p></o:p>

Whata nice stretch of weather. Really wasn't bad for late October ..which made itincredible for January. <o:p></o:p>

Ieven had guys walking around in flip-flops. <o:p></o:p>

Thefishing, unfortunately, wasn't all that. Sure saw some dandies though with fishup to 15 pounds, its just that we were short a boat limit a few days. <o:p></o:p>

Ehh,had we kept what we tagged we'd have crossed that line everyday. <o:p></o:p>

Bobeven put a 12 1/2 pound bull back among several good tags. <o:p></o:p>

Goingagain Sunday, looks like Thursday too. <o:p></o:p>

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MRIP'sOUT!!!

..hooray? <o:p></o:p>

MuRFSSRest In Peace? <o:p></o:p>

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A fewcomments about the new MRIP recreational catch data I've looked at thus far.. <o:p></o:p>

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OverallI think the goverment should Scrap It & Start Over -- Again. I do not thinkthe data I'm looking at is what the Magnuson Act's 2006 rewrite authors had inmind. <o:p></o:p>

Themagnitude of errors that have slipped through has increased; Among the worstMuRFSS estimates, errors that can withstand no simple test; In MRIP somehave grown even larger. <o:p></o:p>

Recreationalcatch has increased 6% overall despite numerous cuts in estimates -- there mustbe a lot of increases. <o:p></o:p>

I'llshow you a few. <o:p></o:p>

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Thenew MRIP does lower the MA Recreational cod kill in 2010 from5,794.9 Metric Tons to 2029.9 (here every throwback is counted asdead--what horse hockey! The actual fish brought home for dinner is muchlower still.) This "newly found" 3,765 MTs of restoredbiomass ought to change the cod population assessment on Gulf ofMaine cod -- Its a HUGE change in catch -- So far NOAA won't budge. <o:p></o:p>

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BelowI've included a few data sets regular readers will be familiar with, data fromdifferent fisheries in different states except now I've included the newMRIP (Murfs' Really Insane Phase) estimates alongside, to the left. <o:p></o:p>

PSEhas real meaning to statisticians--an expression of Percentage Standard Error;But not fish managers--They can't move a catch estimate and must use the centerpoint,the number that's displayed in the tables. Therefore everyone should ignorePSE, it is meaningless in the manner catch data ispresently used. <o:p></o:p>

Beloweach estimate table below I have a comment except I leave the 3 seabass comments together. <o:p></o:p>

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Ithink the money expended to determine if flounder should be 17.279 inches andclosed 184.5 days with a creel limit of 3.34 fish per angler is baseless& wasteful--a wild guess derived of crazy catch data. Itonly seems to work because any amount of "catching lessfish" has benefit compared to "over the rail & into thepail." <o:p></o:p>

KitchenTable Catch Restrictions would be just as good. Use the money saved to discover& restore habitat.. <o:p></o:p>

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Commercialfishermen sold more sea bass in the 1950s than in all decades since combined:They Must Have Been Caught On Reef.. <o:p></o:p>

Whipmeadows and tube worm colonies I'd wager - habitat that's been lost to sterntowed gears. <o:p></o:p>

Recentlya senior habitat builder/ecologist blasted my decades of work -- "Thewhole Del-Mar-Va peninsula is just a big sand bar left behind by the repeatedmelting of various ice age glaciers." <o:p></o:p>

So ourfirst sea bass & tautog populations lived on a sand bar? <o:p></o:p>

Theoysters back then grew where?

These corals I have on video have the same requirements as mussels?? <o:p></o:p>

Wigley & Theroux's 1981 paper asserts the entirety of theMid-Atlantic is 'all sand and mud' ..but we know cbass, lobster & tog liveonly on reef.

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Ithink the tog fishing we have now is a perfect example: Along Maryland'sseacoast its the habitat we have built in the last 30 years that drives today'sfishery -- any casual observer can see the remnant natural corals & oysterssupport much less than 1% of the tautog catch. <o:p></o:p>

Yetmanagement will factor no ecology into fishery restoration: If we had acompletely closed tog season--but none of our modern artificial reefs &man-made jetties--we'd still have almost no tautog because the holdingcapacity of our remaining natural habitat is so small: Catch restriction is nota stand-alone process to fishery restoration, It's but a handy wrench; Thetools for real restoration remain unused. <o:p></o:p>

Belowyou'll see our official catch data that "Proves" NJ's shore fishermancan really catch tog; Proves MA & RI private boats can't decide ifthey like cbass fishing or not.. <o:p></o:p>

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Thenthere's a Massachusetts, April only, private boat cod estimate that's beenlowered by one million three hundred eight thousand fish. That's an incrediblenumber to appear in any recreational estimate, and that's how far it waslowered..<o:p></o:p>

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Allthese fish live on "a big sandbar.." <o:p></o:p>

And,hooray, here's our new catch estimating system's output. <o:p></o:p>

BestScientific Information Available. <o:p></o:p>

HowSad. <o:p></o:p>

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Lesson formodern fishery management: "Over 40 percent of the red snapper caughtby recreational anglers in the Gulf of Mexico are caught in <ns0:state>Alabama</ns0:state>,while the state only has 35 miles of coastline." <o:p></o:p>

Alabamahas no natural reef, Its all artificial. http://www.floridasportsman.com/2011/05/16/features_0709_red_snapper_fishing/<o:p></o:p>

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We'dbetter keep privately funding our reef building. <o:p></o:p>

Withthe catch data a minefield of errors; It may be a while yet before a firmfoundation of science has been brought to federal fisheries. <o:p></o:p>

Regards,<o:p></o:p>

Monty<o:p></o:p>

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Capt.Monty Hawkins

mhawkins@siteone.net

Party Boat "Morning Star"

Reservation Line 410 520 2076

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Species: TAUTOG - NJ - Shore Fishing Only - March & April Only - All Years From 2004 to 2011 (omitted years are zero) Ignore PSE, No One Can Use It<o:p></o:p>

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Year<o:p></o:p>

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HARVEST (TYPE A + B1)<o:p></o:p>

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PSE<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2005<o:p></o:p>

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MRIP - 0 -- -- 0<o:p></o:p>

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0<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2009<o:p></o:p>

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5,001 -- -- 6,835<o:p></o:p>

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100<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2010<o:p></o:p>

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173,092 -- -- 71,756<o:p></o:p>

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70.2<o:p></o:p>

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Thisnew MRIP estimate represents 50,000 --FIFTY THOUSAND-- More Tautog Than All theParty/Charter catch --in every state-- during any year from 2003 fwd. <o:p></o:p>

Thisnew & improved estimate of March and April NJ Shore fishing is almostexactly 100,000 fish higher than 2010 party/charter for the whole coast--forthe whole year. <o:p></o:p>

Tryagain MRIP! <o:p></o:p>

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Species: SUMMER FLOUNDER - Maryland Shore Fishers Only/No Boats - Just Fishing Shore - Sept/Oct Only <o:p></o:p>

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Year<o:p></o:p>

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HARVEST (TYPE A + B1)<o:p></o:p>

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PSE<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2002<o:p></o:p>

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MRIP begins in '03 -- 874<o:p></o:p>

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100<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2003<o:p></o:p>

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MRIP - 874 -- -- 978<o:p></o:p>

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100<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2004<o:p></o:p>

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0 -- -- 0<o:p></o:p>

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0<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2005<o:p></o:p>

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10,485 -- -- 12,773<o:p></o:p>

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58.8<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2006<o:p></o:p>

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0 -- -- 0<o:p></o:p>

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0<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2007<o:p></o:p>

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39,410 -- -- 36,017<o:p></o:p>

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48.4<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2008<o:p></o:p>

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11,102 -- -- 14,962<o:p></o:p>

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51.8<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2009<o:p></o:p>

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0 -- -- 0<o:p></o:p>

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0<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2010<o:p></o:p>

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0 -- -- 0<o:p></o:p>

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0<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2011<o:p></o:p>

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4,518 -- -- 1,806<o:p></o:p>

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100<o:p></o:p>

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MarylandCharter/Party might take 5,000 flounder in a great year. This shoreeffort estimate is for two months.. <o:p></o:p>

Nothingbut a WAG. <o:p></o:p>

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Species: TAUTOG - Maryland Private Boats Only - March/April from 2002 to 2011 -- Years Absent Are Zero<o:p></o:p>

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Year<o:p></o:p>

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HARVEST (TYPE A + B1)<o:p></o:p>

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PSE<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2002<o:p></o:p>

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No MRIP Adj. 613<o:p></o:p>

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100.1<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2007<o:p></o:p>

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MRIP - 5,042 -- -- 12,482<o:p></o:p>

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76.8<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2008<o:p></o:p>

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1,053 -- -- 1,350<o:p></o:p>

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0<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2009<o:p></o:p>

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5,592 -- -- 3,319<o:p></o:p>

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100<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2010<o:p></o:p>

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6,158 -- -- 18,572<o:p></o:p>

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23.8<o:p></o:p>

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A Twelve Thousand fish reduction in Mar/Apr 2010. That's about2,000 private boat trips less. I think the estimate's still6,000 fish too high.

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Species: BLACK SEA BASS - NY - Private Boat Only - Sept/Oct<o:p></o:p>

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Year<o:p></o:p>

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HARVEST (TYPE A + B1)<o:p></o:p>

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PSE<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2005<o:p></o:p>

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MRIP - 5,220 -- -- 7,749<o:p></o:p>

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50.3<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2006<o:p></o:p>

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56,347 -- -- 58,398<o:p></o:p>

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32.7<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2007<o:p></o:p>

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43,960 -- -- 42,352<o:p></o:p>

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25.7<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2008<o:p></o:p>

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81,601 -- -- 54,352<o:p></o:p>

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34.7<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2009<o:p></o:p>

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107,321 -- -- 105,256<o:p></o:p>

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45.1<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2010<o:p></o:p>

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308,862 -- -- 325,074<o:p></o:p>

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24.4<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2011<o:p></o:p>

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57,128 -- -- 52,918<o:p></o:p>

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48.2<o:p></o:p>

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Species: BLACK SEA BASS - Rhode Island - Private Boat Only - May & June <o:p></o:p>

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Year<o:p></o:p>

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HARVEST (TYPE A + B1)<o:p></o:p>

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PSE<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2005<o:p></o:p>

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MRIP - 3,884 -- -- 6,160<o:p></o:p>

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57.2<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2006<o:p></o:p>

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604 -- -- 1,975<o:p></o:p>

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70.4<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2007<o:p></o:p>

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1,432 -- -- 3,601<o:p></o:p>

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43<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2008<o:p></o:p>

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0 -- -- 0<o:p></o:p>

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0<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2009<o:p></o:p>

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885 -- -- 989<o:p></o:p>

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90.4<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2010<o:p></o:p>

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29,353 -- -- 36,182<o:p></o:p>

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50.7<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2011<o:p></o:p>

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0 -- -- 0<o:p></o:p>

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0<o:p></o:p>

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Species: BLACK SEA BASS - Wave 3 - May & June - Private Boat - All Waters - MASS<o:p></o:p>

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Year<o:p></o:p>

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HARVEST (TYPE A + B1)<o:p></o:p>

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PSE<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2000<o:p></o:p>

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Same - - 3,748<o:p></o:p>

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72.5<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2001<o:p></o:p>

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Same - - 27,773<o:p></o:p>

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43.4<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2002<o:p></o:p>

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Same - - 52,891<o:p></o:p>

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55.4<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2003<o:p></o:p>

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Same - - 16,282<o:p></o:p>

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36.6<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2004<o:p></o:p>

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Same - - 17,177<o:p></o:p>

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46.7<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2005<o:p></o:p>

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103,635 - - 53,349<o:p></o:p>

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32.3<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2007<o:p></o:p>

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30,335 - - 28,281<o:p></o:p>

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85.3<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2008<o:p></o:p>

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54,678 - - 65,376<o:p></o:p>

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29.1<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2009<o:p></o:p>

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34,493 - - 26,827<o:p></o:p>

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38.9<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2010<o:p></o:p>

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448, 181 - - 218,790<o:p></o:p>

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31.3<o:p></o:p>

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Sureis hard to guess if these guys are going to go fishing for sea bass or not.. <o:p></o:p>

Fromthe Canadian border to our Mexican Border, party/charter/for-hire had 597,588sea bass in ALL of 2010 -- for the whole year. <o:p></o:p>

HereMRIP has raised the Massachusetts private boat May/June estimate from anumber that MA's party boat guys laughed at, to almost twice as high. <o:p></o:p>

Nowthe Massachusetts private boats south of Cape Cod in June --not muchof May the way their fish run, maybe 5 weeks total- The United StatesGoverment says these private boat guys caught almost as many cbass as theentire US professional fleet in the sea bass's entire range for theentire year.. <o:p></o:p>

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We've gotto create statistical stops.. <o:p></o:p>

Treescan not grow to the moon. <o:p></o:p>

Rebuildingreef fish without even a thought of reef; and wrapping data like this aroundthe baseball-bat of closures creates very poor governance. <o:p></o:p>

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Species: ATLANTIC COD - Massachusetts - Private Boats Only - Mar/April (March was closed by regulation in 2010) Here I'm Showing All Fish Caught Including Throwbacks Because in 2011 NMFS scientists decided to use Recreational Discards as 100% Dead Discards - To Count Them ALL Against The Gulf of Maine Region's Quota.. <o:p></o:p>

This April 2010 Estimate Is the Most Miraculous MRFSS Assertion I've Yet Seen <o:p></o:p>

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Year<o:p></o:p>

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TOTAL CATCH (TYPE A + B1 + B2)<o:p></o:p>

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PSE<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2004<o:p></o:p>

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MRIP - 1,073 -- -- 2,663<o:p></o:p>

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69.5<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2005<o:p></o:p>

[/TD]

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171,157 -- -- 429,200<o:p></o:p>

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44.8<o:p></o:p>

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[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2006<o:p></o:p>

[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: transparent]

51,595 -- -- 55,916<o:p></o:p>

[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: transparent]

32.9<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2007<o:p></o:p>

[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: transparent]

134,996 -- -- 167,862<o:p></o:p>

[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: transparent]

35.9<o:p></o:p>

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2008<o:p></o:p>

[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: transparent]

23,283 -- -- 180,518<o:p></o:p>

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37.5<o:p></o:p>

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[/TR]

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2009<o:p></o:p>

[/TD]

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54084 -- -- 87,294<o:p></o:p>

[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: transparent]

48<o:p></o:p>

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[/TR]

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent] 2010<o:p></o:p>

[/TD]

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(Wow!) 159,558 -- -- 1,467,493<o:p></o:p>

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39.3<o:p></o:p>

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1,307,935fewer cod in 4 weeks.. <o:p></o:p>

MRIPdecreases the MA Recreational annual cod kill in 2010 from 5,794.9 to 2029.9Metric Tons. In this fishery assessment every throwback is counted asdead--what horse hockey! The actual fish brought home for dinner is much lowerstill. <o:p></o:p>

This"newly found" 3,765 MTs of restored biomass ought to change the stockassessment on Gulf of Maine cod -- Its a HUGE change in catch -- So far NOAAwon't budge. <o:p></o:p>

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