Hey dredge crab. You hope they do?
I know its tough making a living. I worked for the same company for 17 years. I came back from vacation with my family. Went to work on Monday morning and found out that they where restructing all upper managements pay scale. I went from making 200 K a year to 80K. I have learned to manage with less pay and went out and found another career @ 40.
So my point is that either find another way to supplement your income for the absent money from winter dredging or find another job?
I think the state of Virgina, Maryland, and North Carolina should pay the comm waterman for the money they are losing. I would be willing to pay a few extra bucks towards my fishing license or crabbing license.
But in now way should they open winter dredging ever again. The reports support what its done to the crabbing population over the last 30+ years.
Just my .02
you are making $80,000 a year in an nice office and telling someone they should not be able to bust their arse to try to supplement their income by dredging in the comfort of the winter