Billion dollar equipment to what find crab population for a million dollar industry, VOTE NO FOR TAX DOLLARS ON THAT IDEA. And a brain fart idea that is. You're right in a sense about not seeing a decline but you haven't seen a increase in numbers either. Oh sure one spot has them and another doesn't it's been the same game for decades. Habitats have been changed or destroyed and bait fish or fish in generally have moved to warmer colder areas. To many reasons and ifs. But in whole there is a slight decline in numbers, decreasing numbers of comm. Few that remain up the gear ratio so nothing is gained (by the lose of comms) So explain again the theory of a super nuclear infrared gizmo that's gonna tell me the crab population and where I dump the first strand of 100 pots?Huh? Grin
the main reason i stated you needed it,is because its the true and only accurate way...every time i see a report come out i know its usually either A. a biased report to confirm ones motive. or B. a report that can say one thing,then come to find out its the other.
having a multi-billion dollar infared system would definately work,plausable? absolutely.probable? not a chance.if they ever do make a system like that,then i would put faith in any report they put out to tell me whether or not the population is declining or growing.its the only way to give a true blue crab count.dont expect to see one anytime in the near century.for now take every report released with a grain of salt.cause after all its hit or miss with these reports.
btw,i wouldnt mind tax increases...cause to an individual it would cost about 3 dollars.but i rather just strip programs that arent needed,
like these reports to pay for that uber leet system,or getting rid of pensions for elected officials.