What is the fine for a rec Fisher person holding two drum or under/over size? I mean a person that is blatantly breaking the rec rules. I'd imagine it would possibly be more than 160 hours community service but maybe not?
Ah, Facebook. It will be the demise of many. Some rightfully so and some....... well all rightfully so.
Really aint much comparison between a commercial and recreational fisherman. Atleast as much as some folks like to try to compare for arguments sake.
You could try to compare the cost of a commercial license including 100% increases in cost on some of those licenses with a 15 dollar recreational fishing license. Probably not successfully, but comparing apples to oranges happens all the time on the World Wide Web with little consequence.
Fines, sentencing etc will be different and maybe vastly different.....because there is no comparison between the two even though they keep getting compared. Round peg, square hole mentality.
Do you think not having a commercial license would stop them from doing what they did with a commercial license? I don't. You got people out here doing electrical work every day without an electrical contractor's license knowing full well the penalty is jail and not a slap on the wrist. So much so the state has an investigative staff that does nothing but look for these people.
And they still do it. And they still get caught.
The driving factor is money. Confiscate what that money is paying for. If they want it back, they can buy it back from the state.
A commercial license isn't what is allowing this behavior.
A death sentence is a powerful statement. We still see plenty of first degree murder.
Folks **** bent on breaking the law are going to break the law.
My view on this particular case is pretty simple. Him being from a county where job opportunities are just boiling over, I'd rather keep his means to make an honest living in place rather than me keep him up.