If you're a poacher, Don't come to Dana Point

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  1. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    They are watching! I was also stopped by these two officers Saturday night. Glad they caught these jerk offs.

    http://lagunaniguel.patch.com/articles/dfg-wardens-cite-lobster-stealing-suspect-in-dana-point
    DFG Wardens Cite Lobster Stealing Suspect in Dana Point
    Two wardens on a small boat patrol off Dana Point harbor Saturday night observed a small boat with no lights pulling commercial lobster traps out of the water.
    By Debbie L. Sklar Email the author 5:59 pm
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    Department of Fish and Game wardens cited a man for allegedly
    taking lobsters from others’ traps and returned the lobsters,
    including undersized lobsters, to the sea.

    Two wardens on a small boat patrol off Dana Point harbor Saturday night
    observed a small boat with no lights pulling commercial lobster traps
    out of the water. When the wardens approached the 12-foot boat with four
    men aboard and announced themselves as law enforcement, one man threw a
    line with a commercial lobster buoy back into the water.

    After an investigation wardens cited 42-year old Yanwu Li from Rowland
    Heights (Los Angeles County) with four Fish and Game violations:
    disturbing a commercial lobster trap belonging to another person,
    fishing for lobster without a lobster report card in possession,
    possession of undersize lobster and fishing without a valid fishing
    license. The three other men are still suspects and may be charged at a
    later date.

    “The California Department of Fish and Game will aggressively pursue
    and arrest any individuals stealing from commercial lobster traps,”
    said DFG Lt. Eric Kord. “Theft from these traps directly takes from
    the salaries of commercial fishermen, and puts the lobster fishery at
    further risk since many trap robbers take anything they find from the
    traps, including undersized lobsters.”

    DFG has forwarded the citation to the Orange County District Attorney
    to file charges. Each count carries penalties of up to a $1,000 fine and
    up to six months in jail.

    “Commercial fishermen spend thousands of dollars on vessels, permits,
    trap gear, and bait to try and make a living off the lobster fishery
    each season,” said Rodger Healy, a commercial lobster fisherman and
    president of the California Lobster and Trap Fishermen’s Association.

    “Those stealing from lobster traps completely circumvent the lobster
    fishery management system and involve themselves in the illegal take of
    a valuable resource.”

    California spiny lobsters are crustaceans that are common from Point
    Conception to Baja California. Lobster season generally opens the first
    Saturday in October through about March 15 and is carefully monitored
    and regulated.

    California spiny lobsters are slow-growing animals that
    biologists estimate take as long as seven years to grow to legal size.
    Fishermen must have a valid California fishing license with an ocean
    stamp, a lobster report card and a lobster gauge to measure for proper
    size.

    About this column: With Dana Point so close to Laguna Niguel, Patch often finds interesting items and things going on in this city called, "The Whale Capital of the West."
     
  2. OIF VET

    OIF VET Well-Known "Member"

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    I hope they throw everything they have at them. They knew exactly what they were doing to those commercial guys. To me that's basically saying fuck you I don't give a shit about you making a dollar and working hard for it I am going to fuck you over. Piece of shits in my opinion.
     
  3. SeaHawk IV

    SeaHawk IV Well-Known "Member"

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    Glad the DF&G are on Code 5 out there. These types of activities will never stop but I hope they can at least put a big dent into these poacher's pocket books.
     
  4. jesse

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    sux they got caught... :D
     
  5. slomonkey

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    really ?
     
  6. chuck norris

    chuck norris just turn the handle

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    Maybe get the addresses of the 4 guys to the owner of the traps................public record, right?
     
  7. Rauterki

    Rauterki The worst fisherman on the boat

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    They should strip these fuckers then parade them through Laguna Beach.
     
  8. Aggro

    Aggro Keepin my pimp hand strong!

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    paddle!!
     
  9. tuna macker

    tuna macker Newbie

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    I hope they get jail time.
    Low life pos
     
  10. Team Ball's Out

    Team Ball's Out Well-Known "Member"

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    Here come over to my house and take my money from my pocket. that is what these bastards are doing. Come on over I dare you...
     
  11. jagerhunchback

    jagerhunchback MCLMM

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    they should prosecute them to the fullest. this is why my dad and i always used pop-ups
     
  12. neil c

    neil c Fish killing fool

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    Stealing is stealing , I hope they throw the book at those terds and make a example out of them.
     
  13. weedwacker

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    Out of High School I used to trap lobsters. These assholes are stealing from hard working men and their families. Whats not clearly evident is that several days of catch is lost. Fishermen loose contact with lobsters and it takes a couple of days to find them again. Days of not making money. Direct hit on the family budget. How many days could we work for free or actually loose money. Not many.
     

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