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« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2011, 11:32:20 PM »




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« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2011, 10:34:42 AM »

So let's get something straight... there is 13 on the panel who represent 1,000 and only 2 seats available to speak for 4,500.  That seems logical.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2011, 10:54:29 AM »

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« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2011, 01:24:18 PM »

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« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2011, 07:38:18 PM »

So let's get something straight... there is 13 on the panel who represent 1,000 and only 2 seats available to speak for 4,500.  That seems logical.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Look on the bight side, if it was up to the "good ole boys" there wouldn't be two more seats added to the team.  Shocked

BTW... I've attended the BCDT meetings since May and would be willing to represent independents in one of the two new seats. I speak up at every meeting trying to defend part-time crabbers that have been a favorite target for some members on the board. It would be nice to have a seat at the table so I wouldn't have to yell as loud...  Grin
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« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2011, 09:36:26 AM »

Thanks to the many who sent the Authorization to Represent.  Those of you who also sent contact information will recieve a letter from me this week.  Some only gave name, and those who I knew how to contact on the net have recieved emails.  For those who I have no way of contacting, here is what I sent

   Thanks for your Ďauthorization to representí.  Sorry I havenít gotten back to you sooner, but you know how time is during the crabbing season.  I hope you are catching well.

A quick update on the design team.  At the August meeting, considerable time was spent discussing how the team could become more representative of the fishery as a whole and not just represent the associations.

It was decided that EDF would send one of those nice postcards to every license holder, explaining that there will be 2 at-large seats added to the team, and asking for the license holders to write in the name of the person that they would like to see represent them on the board.  The two people with the most write-ins will fill the two openings.

The postcards will be sent out this week, hopefully.  I ask that you will write my name in and send it back.  Iíd really appreciate it if you can recommend me to any other commercial guys that you happen to know or crab near.  I think itís very important that the independent crabbers have some representation on the design team, to make sure that the little guy is not left out to dry.  Iím concerned that the associations may continue to try to Ďstack the deckí by instructing their members to write in the name of an association member so that the team continues to be just association members, and does not represent us fairly.  The department has insisted that the new seats be opened to allow all license holders the opportunity to be represented, but did not go as far as to insist that those who filled the seats be independents.

I thank you for your continued support, and wish you a crab on every bait this fall.


Best Regards,
Richard

For those who have no idea about who I am,  I have attended and commented at every meeting of the design team.  I am a Tidal Fish Advisory Commissioner, sit on the TFAC/sfac penalty work group, sat on the crab pot buoy color work group, and have a seat at the Blue Crab Industry Advisory Committee.

I am a Baltimore County crabber who retails his own catch and limits his catch reports by harvesting only premium, rock solid hard crabs.  I am not affiliated with any watermen's association, and am concerned that I and other unaffiliated crabbers have no direct representation on the Design Team.
 
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« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2011, 09:38:38 AM »

So let's get something straight... there is 13 on the panel who represent 1,000 and only 2 seats available to speak for 4,500.  That seems logical.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

As of right now, that is the case. But 2 is better than none
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« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2011, 09:53:58 AM »

I wish I was dumb enough to say part-time/weekend crabbers flood the market.  When the market was shut down in June due to the glut, it was shut down on Saturdays and Sundays from what was caught during the week and the local buyers specifically would not buy from anyone that was part time.  So if part-timers could not sell their crabs, who the he!! flooded the market.  

It must be nice to be able blame all of your problems on the other guy.  So when these guys are not crabbing in the winter, and doing carpentry work or what ever part time.  Do other carpenters give them [curd] for working instead of living off of the system.  I tell you one thing.  My wife b!tches about me working 7 days a week, but I better not hear anyone else do it in person.  Hard work never hurt anyone and it is what made this country great.  I'd rather have to deal with part timers in my profession than have to subsidize a bunch of lazy a$$es with my tax $'s.
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« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2011, 10:56:15 AM »

I wish I was dumb enough to say part-time/weekend crabbers flood the market. 

In my opinion the exact opposite was happening from what "regulators" thought. While most thought that a majority of LCC's were in-active due to the reporting received, I think it was the opposite. DNR was getting many reports from LCC's at the beginning of the year with "WILL NOT CRAB THIS YEAR". What this did was allow the crabber to not have to file monthly reports. When checked by DNR on the water there was no way for the Officer to know that the crabber had submitted the report. So while it "looked" like 75% of licenses were in-active, they were actually being used.
I know this because about 7 years ago, when I got my license I would talk to people (Other LCC holders I knew) and this was the "suggestion" I was provided in order to not have to worry about filing reports, or forgetting to file.

Sure glad I did not listen to them.....I'm sure those who now have "In-Active" printed on their license wish they had filed the correct reports.
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« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2011, 07:16:41 PM »

Big L. & C-Hawk, if at all possible you need to attend these BCDT meetings. I know it may not always convenient but your voices need to be heard. Like I said in my previous post, I have attended these meetings since May (as soon as I knew about them) and the deck is stacked against part-time guys. I'm willing to except one of the two at large seats to represent part-time guys, if enough people want me too, but either way more LCC license holders need to be at these meetings.
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« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2011, 06:51:36 AM »

Big L. & C-Hawk, if at all possible you need to attend these BCDT meetings. I know it may not always convenient but your voices need to be heard. Like I said in my previous post, I have attended these meetings since May (as soon as I knew about them) and the deck is stacked against part-time guys. I'm willing to except one of the two at large seats to represent part-time guys, if enough people want me too, but either way more LCC license holders need to be at these meetings.

I feel there should be a LCC member on the team.  When push comes to shove no one will look out for the LCC's like a LCC card holder.  I have heard too many times about part timers don't belong in the business and that only full timers (TFL's) should continue to crab commercially.  This definitely is something to consider when casting your vote.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #51 on: August 18, 2011, 06:34:47 PM »

Big L. & C-Hawk, if at all possible you need to attend these BCDT meetings. I know it may not always convenient but your voices need to be heard. Like I said in my previous post, I have attended these meetings since May (as soon as I knew about them) and the deck is stacked against part-time guys. I'm willing to except one of the two at large seats to represent part-time guys, if enough people want me too, but either way more LCC license holders need to be at these meetings.

And over a year ago when I was yelling about "Catch Shares" and for you LCCs to get involved I was called "chicken little."   Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2011, 04:29:26 AM »

And over a year ago when I was yelling about "Catch Shares" and for you LCCs to get involved I was called "chicken little."   Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Let's face it....Little you ain't.
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« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2011, 02:39:45 PM »

Let's face it....Little you ain't.



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« Reply #54 on: August 22, 2011, 03:15:36 PM »

Thanks to the many who sent the Authorization to Represent.  Those of you who also sent contact information will recieve a letter from me this week.  Some only gave name, and those who I knew how to contact on the net have recieved emails.  For those who I have no way of contacting, here is what I sent

   Thanks for your Ďauthorization to representí.  Sorry I havenít gotten back to you sooner, but you know how time is during the crabbing season.  I hope you are catching well.

A quick update on the design team.  At the August meeting, considerable time was spent discussing how the team could become more representative of the fishery as a whole and not just represent the associations.

It was decided that EDF would send one of those nice postcards to every license holder, explaining that there will be 2 at-large seats added to the team, and asking for the license holders to write in the name of the person that they would like to see represent them on the board.  The two people with the most write-ins will fill the two openings.

The postcards will be sent out this week, hopefully.  I ask that you will write my name in and send it back.  Iíd really appreciate it if you can recommend me to any other commercial guys that you happen to know or crab near.  I think itís very important that the independent crabbers have some representation on the design team, to make sure that the little guy is not left out to dry.  Iím concerned that the associations may continue to try to Ďstack the deckí by instructing their members to write in the name of an association member so that the team continues to be just association members, and does not represent us fairly.  The department has insisted that the new seats be opened to allow all license holders the opportunity to be represented, but did not go as far as to insist that those who filled the seats be independents.

I thank you for your continued support, and wish you a crab on every bait this fall.


Best Regards,
Richard

For those who have no idea about who I am,  I have attended and commented at every meeting of the design team.  I am a Tidal Fish Advisory Commissioner, sit on the TFAC/sfac penalty work group, sat on the crab pot buoy color work group, and have a seat at the Blue Crab Industry Advisory Committee.

I am a Baltimore County crabber who retails his own catch and limits his catch reports by harvesting only premium, rock solid hard crabs.  I am not affiliated with any watermen's association, and am concerned that I and other unaffiliated crabbers have no direct representation on the Design Team.
 

My postcard came in the mail today.  For those that are interested, please write in my name, Richard Young, and send it back.  Elect someone who has been to all the meetings and is actively involved
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« Reply #55 on: August 23, 2011, 08:18:43 PM »

For those who haven't been able to attend the meetings here is a link with summaries; http://watermenway.com/meetings/meeting-1/
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« Reply #56 on: August 24, 2011, 01:56:03 AM »

I feel there should be a LCC member on the team.  When push comes to shove no one will look out for the LCC's like a LCC card holder.  I have heard too many times about part timers don't belong in the business and that only full timers (TFL's) should continue to crab commercially.  This definitely is something to consider when casting your vote.   Roll Eyes

i know some tfl holders that only crab once or twice a week....if that.....and some are even from here in PA so not all tfl's are in it to make a living Sad

and im pretty sure alot of those 6000 licenses are being held by less than 6000 people Wink i know a few that have 2-3 licenses Wink a man can only be on 1 boat at a time Grin
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« Reply #57 on: August 24, 2011, 05:28:18 AM »

i know some tfl holders that only crab once or twice a week....if that.....and some are even from here in PA so not all tfl's are in it to make a living Sad

and im pretty sure alot of those 6000 licenses are being held by less than 6000 people Wink i know a few that have 2-3 licenses Wink a man can only be on 1 boat at a time Grin

Maryland Law is one license in one fishery. People may tell you they have more then one license, but it is in others name.
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« Reply #58 on: September 07, 2011, 09:59:19 PM »

And over a year ago when I was yelling about "Catch Shares" and for you LCCs to get involved I was called "chicken little."   Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

If you had been attending the meetings (including tonight's) you would know that the team is not in favor of "Catch Shares".....

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"Statement from the Design Team (9/7/11 Design Team Meeting)

The concept of catch shares has been studied and discussed at length, and the design team
has made the determination that catch shares will not work in our fishery and we are moving
on to other blue crab management alternatives. The blue crab fishery in Maryland is unique on
the Chesapeake Bay and other management alternatives are being explored by the Blue Crab
Design Team."
http://watermenway.com/


If you get elected to one of the at large seats, I hope you find time to attend future meetings....
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« Reply #59 on: September 08, 2011, 04:42:57 AM »

You guys better ask EDF to leave...Thats all they believe in.....check them out, CATCH SHARES is all the Know...And OWE'MALLEY has paid them to be there, I think the writing is on the WALL as long as they attend the meetings....JMO


Have the EDF Group offered anything other than A Catch share Program?

Work this out among "IN-STATE" People, EDF is NO GOOD! For Watermen!  JMO AGAIN!
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