Stolen from the king’s playbook (pre-Magna-Carta), several House members in Raleigh plan to reserve (hoard) a sustainably managed public resource for three percent (the royalty) of the Governors’ subjects. House Bill 353 “Game Fish Status” is designed to chop the remaining leg off the commercial fishing industry, but in fact will cripple the $700 million a year Charter and Guide services, deny peasants access (either through restaurants or fish markets), deter tourism (90% come to enjoy fresh local seafood), and will affect the ability of 10 thousand small businesses to pay the Tax collector.
Game Fish Status means NO ONE can retain that species (not commercial, not recreational, not charter boats or guides), it has been put off limits to all, just like striped bass in the EEZ. PERIOD. NO ONE. Unless you ask HOUSE members from the western part of the state, who are willing to exempt the Nobles, Barons and Earls, three percent of the kingdom, WEALTHY WHITE MEN.
King John, 1215