- Jan 18, 2013
- where ever the boat is tied up
- Boat Make
- 30 ft Flowers
I would like to go but I am afraid the blood pressure wouldn't take it!One of the topics will be funding a new marketing scheme to sell & promote lobsters.Let's see half of Europe is going bankrupt,Japan is still glowing in the dark & many people are still homeless from the tsunami & your going to promote lobsters to who?WE are screwed,now the gov't is going to get involved & be prepared to pay & pay dearly.I was in Augusta when we were told that trap tags would NEVER go up & remain at ten cents,they are now at 50 cents & with the new marketting plan we will be lucky if they stop at 1 dollar.They said in the beginning that they wanted to raise one million the first year & within 3 years get to the goal of 3 million,now they are proposing 3 million to start out & trust me it won't go down it will keep going up & it will be just what we got out of the lobster promotional council,nothing except a big bill to send people on vacation trips around the world.We need to do something but spending millions of dollars in an economy that is struggling is not the answer & depending on the gov't will only lead to more restrictions & regulations that will only put most of us out & in the long run that is what they probably want.I have only a few more years left but I would like to think that the generations coming behind will be able to fish without having to jump through hoops & regulated to death,time will tell.