Demersal Ban

First of all, this isn’t an original idea, saw it posted on FB.

There are bigger things at play in the world at the moment, but logistically, how hard would it be to move the demersal ban forward 5 or so months?

Keep the Cockburn Snapper ban in place as that is when the fish are actually spawning, but for the demersal ban?

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Interesting

Sun, 2020-04-05 09:44

 

Interesting BJ

Is the demersal ban in place not only for Snapper but other fish?

When do Dhuies, Baldies etc spawn, I am not sure, but if they did make a move it would be a game changer for sure.

I wonder if anyone has actually put it to the Fisheries Minister for consideration, 

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 I thought the timing

Sun, 2020-04-05 10:03

 I thought the timing currently was partly due to spawning and partly due to public pressure.  (fishing around xmas holidays)

thought I read somwhere that Dhus spawn sometime january to february (peak perid) Nov to April  (quick google)

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 Not sure the ban helps the

Sun, 2020-04-05 10:22

 Not sure the ban helps the dhu too much anyway. Dec-Jan is when they come in close to spawn and baldies are jan-feb. 

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you lost me when you said the

Sun, 2020-04-05 10:05

you lost me when you said the idea came from facebook lol

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LOL

Sun, 2020-04-05 10:11

Maybe I should have taken credit for someone elses idea, I reckon it has merit though. More chance of this happening than a freeze on boat rego's etc.

No rational opinion from you then simo?

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 You won't get a demersal ban

Sun, 2020-04-05 11:48

 You won't get a demersal ban shifted while simo and skull are out there raping the stocks. Logging off again to get more essential popcorn  from the supermarket.

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Good old peter

Sun, 2020-04-05 13:48

Would sort them out :)

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Really Bill

Sun, 2020-04-05 15:12

 

I am the worst Fisherperson on the planet mate, no raping stocks here, not sure about Simo though

How many fish have you seen me post, a big fat zero, that is becuase my total catch is a big fat zero

At least you gave me something to smile about on a Sunday Afternoon of isolation 

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I reckon when this is

Sun, 2020-04-05 15:02

I reckon when this is finished we will all be over being told what to do. Maybe a year without a demersal closure would be good.

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I reckon it has definite

Sun, 2020-04-05 10:20

I reckon it has definite merit, I always was of the impretion it was to take pressure off the fishery and nothing to do with spawning. How good would it be when we can actually start socialising again at the end of the year (hopefully) to go out in October and nail a few Dhuies before putting the pots in. 

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Once bans in place they

Sun, 2020-04-05 10:30

Stick . Dangerous suggestion in my books .

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 Yeh mate I agree, we will

Sun, 2020-04-05 11:40

 Yeh mate I agree, we will end up with two Demersal bans.

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The idea has merrit but I'm

Sun, 2020-04-05 15:23

The idea has merrit but I'm not in favour because once the salmon hit town every man and his dog will be heading out anyway defeating the purpose.

If Markey Mark does ban boating however, I think he should look to lifting the demersal ban to compensate. Lets face it though, the majority of the ban is during Blowvember so heading wide is going to be difficult anyway.

Maybe the Swan algal bloom and Rona will have a positive effect on crab and fish stocks?

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