Yeah, true. Too bad they export most of our resources to China. If the demand isn't here locally, then maybe they should find another job and stop exporting our local fishery.Why? They're doing it for a living. You're doing it for fun.
you Should Listen too Lets Talk Hookup SaturdayWas just thinking when does Lobster start, Then My mind went on overload trying to figure out are there more Hoopers or Divers. Help me out here. What is your opinion?
Commercial guys take more, but the recreational catch for lobsters - different from, say, tuna - is huge. An average of 35% of lobsters taken each year are from recreational guys. In 2009 this was up to 43%. This doesn't even account for illegal recreational catch, which is a much bigger problem than illegal commercial catch.Neither can compete with the commercial guys.
And legal lobsters are decimated about two weeks after us hoopnetters bait hoopnets in areas commercial guys cant fish.Neither can compete with the commercial guys. Hoopers and divers should get several weeks head start on commercial folks. Legal lobsters are decimated about 2 weeks after they start baiting traps.