What would your thoughts (or anybody else come to that) be on a permit scheme where as recreational fishermen you would have a limited angling permit (Free of charge) to fish in the north eastern sea fisheries district. Anybody could apply for a said permit a bit like the limited shellfish permit. http://erycdata.east...FORMATION_0.DOC
How would you feel in being restricted to a daily catch limit in accordance with the said By-Law that would be put in place as requirements for issue and use of such a permit?
A scheme like this would help the local SFC, s in the accountability of recreational angling and (like the limited shellfish permit) help in the evaluation (in regards of numbers of participants) and the accountability in regard the amount of fish taken by anglers.
I believe that the next stage of the restricted shellfish licence will be the introduction of some kind of log book as to what each individual permit holder catches per week or days come to that.
These hobby fishermen in our district have now become accountable to the powers that be and I report that there has been an overwhelming support among the hobby fishermen to this scheme.
Of course the proof of the pudding will come this summer when these fishermen will be policed in the same way as our fulltime commercial fishermen.
John a man with a wooden head knew what was comeing after a potting licence was introduced restrictions and more restrictions keeps you lads in a job more paperwork more money for you lads and that is just what will happen with the RSA licence, issueing a licence wont stop there it will restriction after restriction what you are saying on the above thread is that your own personal oppinion or is the veiw of the NORTHEASTERN SEA FISHERIES permits for you lads to check come on john it stands out like a sore thumb you might even get a bit of overtime.