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tracking devices placed on MD commercial fishing boats

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posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 01:12 PM

I'm told these devices were installed by the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) in order to track boat movements. Bay harvesting has limits on times/places work boats can operate.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:35 AM
i kind of agree with this

if you see just how scarce some fish are,,,, and the amount of overfishing that occurs,,,, i believe something major has to be done,,, if we want a sustainable source

also,,,, when i saw the story on how dwindling fish are,,, it also showed how many fish areas, are voluntarily setting up fish co-ops where each participant gets so many pounds of fish,,, and that through scarcity overall,,, they get a higher price and so thru less fishing they're actually making more money,,,, while protecting the resource

seems a win win

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:33 AM
first, the DNR has not admitted they planted these tracking devices, though everyone I've talked to says it must be theirs.
if this was mandatory and openly done you might have a point, but it's frightening to think a government agency can track someone / install a tracking device, even a commercial fisher, without their knowledge/consent.
I'm sure if we started putting GPS trackers on Imams, or journalists, without them knowing, someone would object!!!
the local media (Baltimore Sun, which has regular outdoors/fishing features) is pretty much ignoring this, presumably I think because they are anti-fishing greenies. plus most of the watermen are on the Eastern Shore of the state, which votes Republican/conservative and it thus considered an ugly stepchild. then-governor Schaeffer referred to the Shore as an outhouse (I think he used the more rude term).

I'm really surprised this isn't attracting more attention.

edit on 3-2-2011 by works4dhs because: typo

edit on 3-2-2011 by works4dhs because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 01:15 PM
if done in secret surely wrong,,, it should be open and transparent

however if some rogues were cheating and hurting others following rules,,,, then a sting wouldn't be out the question either

we need more info

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 12:34 PM
Maryland DNR fesses up

but they're only targeting poachers, so that's ok! :-)

another little step for Big Brother


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