If it isn’t guides getting fired, it is gill nets wiping out fish populations… Grand Bahama seems to have a number of things working against it these days. Thomas Rolle is quoted below.
“I know that one time ago there were maybe one or two guys netting but now it’s out of control now. We have about 15, 16 or 17 boats – they’re netting the same areas every day and we’re in trouble now but before long there isn’t going to be anything there,” he lamented.
via The Freeport News – Gill nets concern West End fishermen.
Nets are bad for bonefish, and, oddly enough, bad for fisherman since they wipe out damn near everything they come into contact with.
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Next they will be wiping out flats fishermen.
Maybe local goverment should regulate net fishing.
It is up to the guides to control the netters. Stay off of the flats and out of the bites and let our bonefish go. They are marginal table fare anyway.