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Hi everyone. I am currently in a freshwater management class and I need at least ten people to do a survey for my assignment. If you could please answer my five questions it would be appreciative. Thank you.

 

1. In Connecticut (Connecticut River), there is a creel limitation on carp. Do you believe there should be one ? What about in your area?

2. With this regulation, the limitation of common carp is 5 and trophy is 1 with a 26 inch maximum. Do you think that this is fair?

3. Do you notice a significant abundance of capturing carp, that in which we need to conserve and protect them?

4.  On a scale of 1 to 10, What would you say is the importance of protecting common carps? (1= no importance at all, no change needed in protecting them ; 5 = I see a difference, we could do some things to protect them ; 10= They need more conservation) (You can pick any numbers in between these three respectively).

5. On a scale of 1-10, How fair do you think this new regulation is overall? ( 1= The regulation does not affect me ; 5= It affects me, but I can deal with it; 10= It affects me and my catching) (You also can pick number in between these three respectively).

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I know the people who where involved with the passage of said regulations

1. In Connecticut (Connecticut River), there is a creel limitation on carp. Do you believe there should be one ? What about in your area?

some waters here could benefit from a creel limit others no so 10 on limited waters with trophy potential

2. With this regulation, the limitation of common carp is 5 and trophy is 1 with a 26 inch maximum. Do you think that this is fair?

in CT yes they have a huge euro-carping angler population as well as a large carp eating angler population (eastern europeans) so 10

3. Do you notice a significant abundance of capturing carp, that in which we need to conserve and protect them?

we have some waters here that have trophy waters here and some that were decimated by BFing so yes even if it was too late for some lakes here- so 8

4.  On a scale of 1 to 10, What would you say is the importance of protecting common carps? (1= no importance at all, no change needed in protecting them 10.... some carp waters as well as buffalo we need limits

5 = I see a difference, we could do some things to protect them ; 10= They need more conservation) (You can pick any numbers in between these three respectively).

carp angling is a 8-10 billion dollar a year industry in the EU its foolish to leave that money on the table and considering how much as been spent on eradication efforts with little effect its a win win, commons have been here 140 years with until recently ZERO management as a sportfish

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You are in a "freshwater management class" and the only thing you are concerned about is Carp ?

The best fishery management protocol for Connecticut waterways (or anywhere else in the United States of America) is to destroy carp.  That's the answer which will lead you to a diploma the quickest.

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6 hours ago, fishinwrench said:

You are in a "freshwater management class" and the only thing you are concerned about is Carp ?

The best fishery management protocol for Connecticut waterways (or anywhere else in the United States of America) is to destroy carp.  That's the answer which will lead you to a diploma the quickest.

Perhaps he seeks a job in a state that embraces common carp as a viable sport fish to be managed? as we speak Connecticut is holding a big carp tourney for big money, Texas had such an event that saw a $250,000 prize that led to new management...I will also reveal that no fewer than 10 states are seeking similar regulations as Connecticut and Texas, That and some states like Oklahoma have seen fish like Black Buffalo have been BFed to the point of extinction! more than a few states will place a tag system on Alligator gar like the state of Arkansas for similar reasons...new studies are being help as to why some lakes are experiencing gamefish malnutrition...

ands so it has begun

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1.  I don't know that area so I don't have an opinion on it.  I don't think there should be one around here.

2.  I don't anything about that area so I don't care what they do.

3.  No, I don't see people keeping or blatantly killing carp anywhere I fish.  And I go nearly every week.

4.  1

5.  1

I think you would have better more relatable results if you questioned people in CT.

Good luck.

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Plenty of carp in the lakes around here, those of us who are actually on the lakes know this, no need for protection or creel limits.   As someone who is on these lakes at least once a week, I can tell you there is almost no rod and reel fishing for the carp, so bow fishing is the best way to manage them.  

Yeah I agree, stick to CT as that is where there does seem to be a sport fishery for them.

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I went down to the creek behind my house with my buddies when I was a kid. There was a small set of falls there and a couple of guys were standing there with 22's shooting all the carp they saw. That looked like fun. Can we legalize that? 

I have no idea what is going on in Connecticut. Try survey monkey next time. 

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Hey Fishlover, just curious what school it is that you are attending that has that freshwater management major?  Are you the only one in your class that is doing this survey, or are others?   

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I was thinking that in today's social environment a middle aged white male was the most despised animal in this country. After reading these post. I believe the common carp still has me beat. lol

YEA CARP!!!

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10 minutes ago, liphunter said:

I was thinking that in today's social environment a middle aged white male was the most despised animal in this country. After reading these post. I believe the common carp still has me beat. lol

YEA CARP!!!

Liphunter - we are a close second though :D!

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