CIH is a ghost town:

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I like the new big launch ramp they built at Channel Islands Harbor (across from Sec 8 housing on the water) but strangely enough, it is not being used? It is largely empty at the launch ramp parking. Guess with the new ramp came the new fees - Parking - Double, Wash down, Double, Guest slip, Double. Peeps are launching north or
taking the truck and trailer home.

Guess" build it and they will run" is the theme at CIH - No trash cans. No service, new bathroom is a disgrace. But hey, these are the new fees, read them and weep. County Run!

Oh I see, we have plans for a new two story CIHP building going up. So do our tax dollars not cover enough of your expenses already? Just saying. Now they are talking about aquaculture mussels in the channel requiring vast amounts of ocean space to be ripped from our usage areas once again.

Oh and fishing is slow, but not to worry, the gill nets and drag boats are doing great off the beach and a mile off any of the fabled Marine Sanctuary of the Channel Islands.

F this BS!

Rant over :)
 
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polfishski

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Lets say California is a sport boat. That being said, nothing is going to improve until the entire operation undergoes a change of management.
 
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While I am with you on the gill nets, drag boats and losing turf I gotta say launching anywhere else makes me appreciate how nice CIH is. The fees are what they are, ramps are nice and tons of parking. Every time I head south I miss CI.
 
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Well, You are right about going south anymore. Damn. Gill nets you can walk across on the coast (3 to 1 mile off) and a mile off Bechers and Rhodes is
somehow allowed. We close off 25% to sport and more to come, but allow this? F ing Crazy.

Drag boats work from Mugu to UCSB every day.
 
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fishkilr

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Now they are talking about aquaculture mussels in the channel requiring vast amounts of ocean space to be ripped from our usage areas once again
Wow.. I know that cih is a little cleaner than most so cal harbors but farming filter feeding mussels for human consumption???
 
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mullet

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I don't mind the fees for the new ramp the old one made me feel like I was launching in Baja.But they really need to supply a dumpster for us.
 
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Yep - 80 to 100 ft steel Drag Trawlers - Cables to Steel 20 ton Doors with a net in between. There are two in operation that I know of on the coast.

Also,

There seems to be a loophole for the gill nets that allows them to
set a mile off anywhere at the islands. They are pushed 3 miles off the coast
for a period of time then are allowed to move just a mile off.

Hell there was a net off Mugu Canyon I swear was no 3 miles but no one is enforcing it especially at night when they work it.

The Mussel thing will be in the channel, and they are going their BS peer review meetings for stakeholders nonsense. If we were not fooled before that it had nothing to do with fishing and more to do about taking away from the GP 25% of the Islands and coastal points.

Here is a prime example and reason not to attend or respect another ass clown rodeo in the guise of saving nemo.
 
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Don't stop now Jim, those fuckers!!

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F..k farming mussel off the beach.... that's what beachouses are for. shutting down fishing off our coast to farm raise mussels is only good for the love and money ! welcome to California by the fee..... makes me sick
 
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We all know the closures were not about saving the fish, more about kicking the public out so we don't see what they are doing out there. Freddie always said Aquaculture will be our demise.

Well we see now that the nets are allowed to destroy the halibut and WSB fishery once again. Another way to eliminate the GP fisherman to make way..

Look at the counts over the 4th up here, 1300 people on 15 sport boats a day catch 2 halibut at the Islands?? Not counting the mosquito fleet, but still! Warm water is not helping but the net guys did 200 to 500 halibut a day at Rosa.

This pisses me off more than the Sunfish did, LOL - F' ing bullshit.
 
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Too bad..things were so much better. Now everybody is crooked.....Ap
 
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State is only "green" if it lines somebody's pockets with "green". These people could care less about the oceans/environment its all a money/power grab. The day I retire is the day I can get out of this loony bin.
 
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Junglepeanut

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Yea, the $11 really doesn't bother me for as nice as the facility is and with all the parking. The bathroom is a joke though.
 
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...............and we keep voting the same low-life scum into office. Freedom is only one generation away from tyranny.
 
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Thank god they don't let you throw a cast net to catch bait, you might harm the ecosystem with it. The drag net boats are much less destructive.
 
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