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    Default Mass. fishermen snare 881-pound tuna, Feds take it...

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — It's the big one that got taken away.

    Massachusetts fishing boat owner Carlos Rafael was elated recently when one of his trawlers snared an 881-pound tuna.

    The Standard-Times of New Bedford reports http://bit.ly/uczYap the tuna was likely inadvertently snagged as Rafael's crew set a net to catch bottom-dwellers. Federal fishery enforcement agents seized the fish when the crew returned to port Nov. 12.

    Rafael had tuna permits, but was told catching tuna with a net is illegal. They must instead be caught with rod and reel.

    A fish that big is hugely valuable — a 754pound tuna recently sold for nearly $396,000.

    Rafael's fish will be sold overseas. He will likely get a warning and no share of the proceeds if regulators find a violation.

    Rafael might give up his tuna permits, saying they're apparently worthless.
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    So he gets a half million dollar fish of a lifetime and the gov't (mafia) not only TAKE it on a technicality, but SELL it and collect the proceeds for themselves?

    That's absolute bullshit.

    Fine him the 500 dollars or whatever for not catching it on a rod and reel. Confiscating that is just absurd.
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    apesadumbrado, Carlos...


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    Tuna can only be caught by rod & reel, there are no exceptions and in this case NOAA did the only thing it could and enforce the rules.
    In this case hopefully since the captain reported it, NOAA will just leave at that...confiscated.

    If you start allowing the use of nets even as exceptions for by-catch, it would hurt the stock that's just starting to rebound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus H Christ View Post
    Tuna can only be caught by rod & reel, there are no exceptions and in this case NOAA did the only thing it could and enforce the rules.
    In this case hopefully since the captain reported it, NOAA will just leave at that...confiscated.

    If you start allowing the use of nets even as exceptions for by-catch, it would hurt the stock that's just starting to rebound.

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    I see that pic & want a tanker truck of wasabi & soy sauce.


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    Saw this guy on TV. He said there were other smaller fish in the net that the feds let him keep but not the Tuna. Bill Parcels was unavailable for comment.
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