JUNE 11, 2018 - NY RFHFA: AN ANGLER RIGHTS ORGANIZATION IS BORN FROM YET ANOTHER ATTACK ON NEW YORK RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN - continuously updated

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JUNE 11, 2018 - NY RFHFA: AN ANGLER RIGHTS ORGANIZATION IS BORN FROM YET ANOTHER ATTACK ON NEW YORK RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN - continuously updated

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:09 pm

New York Recreational & For Hire Fishing Alliance

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It has been pretty quiet around here at FISHING UNITED .com as I a number of other for-hire and recreational fishermen have been working on forming a NYS fishing organization due to the unending issues impacting and effecting what ALL OF US can do and take home at the end of a fishing day.

Please take a few minutes to read what the President of the organization has to say, and then I will list the people directly involved.

Thank you,
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Posted: June 10, 2018


AN ANGLER RIGHTS ORGANIZATION IS BORN FROM YET ANOTHER ATTACK ON
NEW YORK RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN


Year after year the Black Sea Bass biomass continues to explode, and year after year recreational fishermen continue to take cuts due to bad data (MRIP catch estimates). This is known as the "regulatory death spiral". The last straw was another proposed 12% cut for 2018, despite the biomass sitting at 240%. To add salt to the wound, our neighbor to the south NJ would be seeing over a 40% increase to their quota in 2018!

With the help of Congressman Lee Zeldin, and Assemblyman Dean Murray, who both took an active role in pressuring the NYSDEC to go out of compliance, we organized large rallies and protests that eventually led to a smaller cut than originally proposed. However, we felt we fell short of our original goal, FAIR & EQUITABLE REGULATIONS FOR NY RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN. Not one to easily give up, and being a firm believer in you can loose the battle, and still win the war, the New York Recreational & For-Hire Fishing Alliance was born.

The NY RFHFA is a not for profit, grass roots political action organization. 100% of our members donations go to fighting for your right to fish. A 501c(4) political action organization, the NY RFHFA is on the front line in NY, lobbying, meeting with and educating decision makers to make sure that the interests of the recreational fishing community in New York's Marine District are heard loud and clear.

We are your voice attending all New York State DEC meetings, and pressuring the DEC to take a stand, and push back on a federal level for what is fair and equitable for its stake holders in this state. We will call out corruption in the system wherever we see it, and push for the best possible recreational advisors on the DEC's advisory council. We will be your voice at the federal meetings, and continue to bring bogus science and data to light.

We aim to give a voice to the anglers who fish aboard party and charter boats here in NY. For far too long you have been discounted, buried by those who consider themselves the elite. For too long you have not been heard. That ends now with the NY RFHFA. We are here to fight for you.

- Joe Tangel

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I will continue to post UPDATED NEWS that impacts the fishing community here in NYS, and I would recommend to constantly check on the NY RFHFA news both upon socialized media and on the:

CLICK HERE >>> New York Recreational & For Hire Fishing Alliance <<<


Joe Tangel
Founder/ President Executive Director

Steve Cannizzo
Vice President
Regulatory & Science Research
West End Director

Anthony Testa
Treasurer
Private Sector Director

James Schneider
Secretary/ Organizer
North Shore Director

Ken Higgins
Organizer
South Shore Director

Carl B Forsberg
Organizer
East End Director

Anthony Testa Jr.
Organizer
Media/ IT Director

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Re: JUNE 11, 2018 - NY RFHFA: AN ANGLER RIGHTS ORGANIZATION IS BORN FROM YET ANOTHER ATTACK ON NEW YORK RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:15 pm

JUNE 11, 2018: NY RFHFA - NYS FISHING NEWS UPDATE THAT IMPACTS FISHERMEN


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AS BEING REPORTED BY NY RFHRA PRESIDENT JOE TANGEL


Rep. Zeldin Secures $12 Million in Federal Funding to Complete Emergency Dredge of Moriches Inlet



June 11, 2018 - Press Release

Also Rep. Zeldin’s Request Granted to Place the Sand at Smith Point County Park to Address Beach Erosion


PATCHOGUE, NY - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) just announced the Fiscal Year 2018 Army Corps of Engineers Workplan was released today, including $12 million in funding for the completion of the Army Corps approved emergency dredging of Moriches Inlet. Sand removed from Moriches Inlet will be placed at Smith Point County Park to address beach erosion. Additional engineering details as laid out in the Army Corps solicitation for contracts to carry out the dredging, which was issued on May 22nd, can be viewed here.

In March, Rep. Zeldin was joined by local elected officials, small businesses, boaters and fishermen in calling for an emergency dredge of Moriches Inlet during which Congressman Zeldin joined local fishermen to survey the inlet’s dangerous navigational conditions first-hand.

In April, Rep. Zeldin worked with the Commander of the U.S. Army Corps New York District, Colonel Thomas Asbery, to receive the needed Emergency Declaration from the Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Brigadier General William Graham, granting Rep. Zeldin’s request to perform emergency dredging of the Moriches Inlet. This emergency declaration began the process of coordinating funding and permits so dredging vessels can begin work.

“The approval of funding for the emergency dredging of Moriches Inlet is great news for our coastal economy, commercial and recreational fishermen and all whose livelihoods rely on the vitality of our communities’ waterways,” said Congressman Lee Zeldin. “I will continue to work with the Army Corps of Engineers and all affected by the deteriorated state of Moriches Inlet to complete this emergency dredge.”

“I just want to thank Congressman Zeldin for his efforts in coordinating the emergency dredging project in Moriches Inlet, and Bay,” said Joe Tangel, Owner of KING COD Fishing in Center Moriches. “It is a great relief for boaters and fishermen in the area to know that something will finally be done to ensure our safety and economic viability.”

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THANK YOU CONGRESSMAN LEE ZELDIN

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Re: JUNE 11, 2018 - NY RFHFA: AN ANGLER RIGHTS ORGANIZATION IS BORN FROM YET ANOTHER ATTACK ON NEW YORK RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN

Postby captjoekingcod » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:00 pm

All I can do right now, is promise it's not going to be the "same old, same old" anymore...
I've had enough, and I know so have all of you. We will organize, centralize, and come as one from now on in the fight fight for FAIR, & EQUITABLE FISHING REGULATIONS FOR NY RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN!
Stand by.... Strength in numbers coming soon.
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Re: JUNE 11, 2018 - NY RFHFA: AN ANGLER RIGHTS ORGANIZATION IS BORN FROM YET ANOTHER ATTACK ON NEW YORK RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:22 pm

UPDATED: GET READY TO JOIN THE FIGHT! June 12, 2018


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As NY RFHFA President Joe Tangel has stated:

GET READY TO JOIN THE FIGHT!


The NY RFHFA website and socialized media pages will be continuously updated in order to bring you the latest news that impact ALL recreational fishermen here in NYS.
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Re: JUNE 11, 2018 - NY RFHFA: AN ANGLER RIGHTS ORGANIZATION IS BORN FROM YET ANOTHER ATTACK ON NEW YORK RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN - continuously updated

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:09 am

UPDATED: JUNE 13, 2018


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WE NEED CHANGE TO START AT THE MRAC - RECREATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCILOR SIDE


NY RFHFA President Joe Tangel proposed this question on socialized media to the NY saltwater fishing public:

***HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING***

Say for some reason, that there was a complete shake-up of the recreational side of the NYSDEC MRAC (Marine Resource Advisory Council) in the coming year. Again, hypothetically speaking, if I could have you endorsed/nominated by Congressman Lee Zeldin, or nominated by the NY state assembly to fill a vacant seat or three, who would be interested? Who would be committed enough to step in and accurately represent the recreational fishermen of NY's marine district? Humor me....post if you would be interested.


There were a few answers that stood out, and I will list just a few:

Joe Tangel

Others advocate breaking the law, instead of breaking the DEC's balls when they talk to you off the record right outside the door...


Jim Donofrio

Jim Gilmore is the turd who makes it all bad for us


Ken Higgins

I’m ready to replace some of the people who would rather not be there , next trip off I’ll go to belle Meade road and start the process!!!

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What is more troubling is something from in the NYS DEC MRAC Councilors booklet:

NO TERM LIMITS 'LOOPHOLE' FOR MRAC ADVISORS?


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How do we have an NYS advisory board where you have councilors who have literally can stay at their seat at the table for an unlimited period of time>?

What say you the fishing public, and then wonder why the regulations in the NYS Marine District are the worse in the region............
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Re: JUNE 11, 2018 - NY RFHFA: AN ANGLER RIGHTS ORGANIZATION IS BORN FROM YET ANOTHER ATTACK ON NEW YORK RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN - continuously updated

Postby captjoekingcod » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:00 pm

Cronyism, dictatorship, corruption, unlimited appointments by the powers that be to prop up their own agenda will not fly anymore!

If we have to have some legislation written up, and pushed through to put an end to this, we will.

KEEP AN EYE ON OUR "NEWS" PAGE @ www.nyrfhfa.com
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Re: JUNE 11, 2018 - NY RFHFA: AN ANGLER RIGHTS ORGANIZATION IS BORN FROM YET ANOTHER ATTACK ON NEW YORK RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN - continuously updated

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:38 pm

UPDATED: JUNE 15, 2018


WITHIN A WEEKS TIME, THE NY RFHFA IS NOW LIVING RENT-FREE IN THE MIND OF NYS DEC DIRECTOR JIM GILMORE


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Folks, this is a sad sight to see with one of the finest eating fish being tossed back as New York State does not open up for Black Sea Bass harvest for another week...but NYS DEC Director as quoted in Newsday on May 9th:

"There are “three times the number of guys who are happy” with the reduction, in contrast with those who are not, he said. “They’re not here.”

Really Jim, because not only I, but a number of other vessel owners and fishermen we know, still cannot find one who is happy....well, that is not correct either as it seems there were a number of happy MRAC - Recreational Advisors who were at this same meeting! Just ask them..... and we will come the next meeting in July.

But let us not deviate from the focus on what Jim Gilmore calls 'WINNING!' as we have come to see each and every season as BOTH recreational and commercial fishermen end up tossing back more biscuits then they can keep...and we still continue to ask;

"How high above the Target the the BSB stock have to be in order to get some reasonable liberalization in the regulations?"

So far, and with noted industry for-hire captains such as Jeff Gutman and Joe Tangel bringing this one sentence up each and every time at the meetings on getting some fixed number from the fish-crats in order that fishermen can some how enjoy fishing upon the most robust stock being mismanaged by the MAFMC.

Let me ask ALL OF YOU this...

"You end up taking your family to the lovely ballpark at Camden Yards and it just so happens that a home run ball hit by the Yankees Aaron Judge ends up in your son or daughters hands and then some Baltimore fan grabs it and tosses it back on the field because it wasn't hit by someone on their team?"

How do you think your son and daughter would feel after catching a home run ball, then having it taken and tossed away for no good reason other than someone else felt you should not keep it?

Would that be a good experience to talk about on the car ride back home?

Anyhow, just the other night here in the once Empire State, there was a commercial fishing meeting and somehow NYS DEC Director Gilmore brings up the NY RFHFA in the discussion.

Hmmmm.....why, and I should add a typical and disturbing EYE ROLL by the King of Mardi Gras, that being Jim Gilmore when talking about "just another fishing group."

Just another fishing group....let that sink in for a moment since the NY RFHFA has been known to the public for maybe less than two week and Jim Gilmore is talking about it...as well as his sidekick Michael Frisk.

It begs a few questions on why he would bring it up, and it does seem a few RECREATIONAL MRAC advisors might be a little worried that they have been around longer than the furniture at the DEC Bunker in East Seatucket and might end up.... as well as giving Jim Gilmore the "heads up" that something is brewing with an organized group of well known fishermen looking for change as we are all sick and tired of the 'dog and pony' show that the head ringmaster has allowed to go on for all to many years.

Yes and to once again remind everyone:

1- Blackback Flounder "can't do addition" closed season from May 31st (yes the last day of the open season ends before the end of the month) while our neighboring states or Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Jersey are open until New Years eve.

2- Long Island Sound "smash and grab" against fishermen who target blackfish now have 1 less fish to take home in the fall of 2018.

3- The "three card monte" pulled at the March meeting two years ago with everyone finding out 2 minutes before the start of the meeting that the striped bass possession limit would now be 1...this after previous MRAC Councilor Paul Risi did some math and came up with a way to meet the required ASMFC reduction and anglers would be able to retain two fish.

4- Winter Black Sea Bass fishing....a true "bait & switch" which had our own Chief, John Maniscalco voting NO for an opening at the October meeting and the measure passed. Then at the November meeting with what was a truly bias and factually inaccurate ppt. discussion on how many days would be lost by opening up BSB fishing in February....and we had almost all of the recreational advisors voting no (one abstained) while we had a commercial advisor (2 in fact) support the opening! (Oh by the way, ANYONE who wishes to debate me on this, can contact me, and I will publicly note our discussion on this specific topic).

So here are the reasons why NYS DEC Director Jim Gilmore cannot understand why "just another organization" will now be showing up at the meetings....maybe with the press in tow.... maybe in sending emails to both federal and state politicians as well as the commissioner of this agency on your demeanor and disrespect of the NYS fishing industry and more so, fishermen in this state.

Oh yes Jim, we will discuss 'WINNING!' at the next meeting as well as asking on how you came up with your number of people who are happy (beside Neil D.). I understand that you like working with MRIP math, so I do hope you brush up and get your number(s) straight when you have to explain this to the audience - come the July meeting...

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Re: JUNE 11, 2018 - NY RFHFA: AN ANGLER RIGHTS ORGANIZATION IS BORN FROM YET ANOTHER ATTACK ON NEW YORK RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN - continuously updated

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:46 pm

UPDATE: JUNE 18, 2018


THE NY RFHFA Does Not Support The Modern Fish Act


'THANKING NYS DEC DIRECTOR JIM GILMORE GOES VIRAL THIS PAST WEEKEND, BUT THE REGULATORY SQUEEZE STARTS WITH THE FEDERAL FISHING LAW OF THIS COUNTRY & THE PEOPLE MIS-REGULATING OUR FISHERIES'


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As many of us saw on socialized media this weekend, NYS DEC Director Jim Gilmore was thanked multiple times on videos posted by fishermen out on the fishing grounds, and "the thanking" was in jest to his claims on how many fishermen on Long Island and in NYC are so happy with the BSB regs for 2018.

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I would like to remind everyone that DEC Director Gilmore is just the poster child for the ultra-constrained NYS regulatory environment we have in the marine district for both the recreational and commercial sectors, and the ire should be directed at the current situation playing out within our nations capitol with the MODERN FISH ACT and the manipulations of the language within both the Senate and House versions of this bill.

I do not want to dwell on the behind the scenes mumbo-jumbo that some of our congress-critters are engaged in (of course due to $$$$$$$ corporate and ENGO influence it now appears) since I just wish to pass along a few talking points as I wish to keep this discussion brief.

1- I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AGAINST what we know about the Modern Fish Act, and I did point out the issues within as I posted the relevant sections within the Senate version - Wicker Substitute a few months ago.

2- Right now we are in a artificially-created regulatory crisis with a number of important fish stocks and in the thick of it is with Black Sea Bass and Summer Flounder in the MAFMC mgmt. region and ARS - American Red Snapper in the Southern and Gulf mgmt. regions. Of course there are those who are selling the regulatory snake-oil that the passing of this legislation will solve the constrained short season and by-catch possession limits that these three fisheries have been under over the past several years....it will not, and in fact there is the poison-pill language now in the bill which almost everyone has failed to mention.

3- As pointed out on the my timeline with Section 104 - REBUILDING OVERFISHED FISHERIES on pages 10 through 12: "with stocks not rebuilding or showing the rebuilding progress within the defined time frame - THAT HAS AT LEAST A 75% CHANCE OF REBUILDING - it goes right back to the black hole (aka the Death Star), better known as the SSC" (Scientific & Statistical Committee). Folks...as we are currently living through with the actions taken by the SSC, this is NOT THE PLACE we want to give any more regulatory power to in managing our fisheries.

As I have previously stated, the MODERN FISH ACT with its current legislative language, is not what we will support, and I do hope all you feel the same too when asked.....period.

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Another troubling issues that has recently come to our attention is the "out of left field" push by certain individuals who are promoting a cut of the current recreational BLUEFISH possession limit from 15 fish down to 5 fish.

Bluefish....cuts....really?

At this time the MAFMC is undergoing a scoping process for the BLUEFISH ALLOCATION AMENDMENT TO THE BLUEFISH MANAGEMENT PLAN, where we may be forced to deal with major regulatory changes, even though over the past decade on bluefish recreational harvest and catch, the trend on 'Catch' has been down but on 'Harvest' has been extremely stable since the early 1990's.

As a number of owner/operators within the bluefish fishery have noted that there has been a combination of climate change events over this time period which has impacted both the stock and the preliminary and secondary forage food within inshore and near coastal waters. It has resulted in inconsistent and at times sparse spring, summer and fall fishing as the migratory patterns have changed for New York and New Jersey anglers whether fishing along the shoreline, or within the bays, sounds, harbors and on our traditional nearshore bluefish grounds.

In fact as we continue to experience, 'Night Blues' and targeting bluefish during the evening hours from 7pm to 2am, has become a rarity, with even the most noted operations are now involved in the late afternoon and early evening 'Family Fishing' mixed bag trips due to the lack of bluefish seen within 25 miles from the major for-hire ports in the NY-NJ BIGHT.

To sum this up, this is not and has never been an over-harvest issue by the for-hire vessels and private boat fishermen in our region, and we along with a number of noted for-hire captains have pointed this out. As an example and seen this season, "for some reason, migrating bluefish in the spring now take a offshore northward trek as they travel to and past southern New England waters, and even with bluefish regularly caught in the spring by both commercial and for-hire boats while targeting tilefish in our local canyons."

We want every fishermen to standup and comment to those who are promoting a cut of the current recreational bluefish limit from 15 to 5 fish, and to point out this information was contained within the latest MAFMC - A.P. document on bluefish;

"Results from the most recent benchmark stock assessment indicate that the bluefish stock is not overfished and overfishing was not occurring in 2014 relative to the BRP (biological reference points) from the 2015 SAW/SARC 60."


Yes fishermen, those are the facts, not the ENGO-like propaganda that is being shoveled out on some fishing forums which will have a negative economic impact not only the for-hire industry, but as much with our local bait & tackle shops.

Fishermen, be armed with the facts and challenge those ENGO-shllls on where they got their information from. If they point out that this is an allocation issue, remind them of this at the end of the document is this important talking point:

"This “Issue” is in place to allow the public to identify ANY OTHER ISSUES associated with the fishery.

COMMENTS DO NOT NEED TO BE LIMITED TO ISSUES INCLUDED IN THIS DOCUMENT."


The information is provided here:

MAFMC: BLUEFISH ALLOCATION AMENDMENT TO THE BLUEFISH MANAGEMENT PLAN (JUNE 2018)


Finally, please support some of the politicians who are standing up for your right to have access to our local fisheries. Congressman Zeldin along with NYS Assemblyman Dean Murray have been friends of those living and working within the coastal communities here on Long Island. There are a few others which are now stepping up, and NY RFHFA - President Joe Tangel with point out who is standing up for fishermen and as much willing to support 'US' in making SUBSTANTIAL changes to what is going on within the East Seatucket DEC Bunker.

Support fishermen and the NY RFHFA

EC Newellman
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