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Old 12-10-2012, 10:41 PM
 
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The problem with halibut cops is this: you've got a processing room full of salmon and a line of seiners whining nonstop about how they deserve preferential treatment because they've been with you since the Stone Age and blah blah blah, employees dropping like flies right and left, tourist idjits thick as flies swarming all over making nuisances of themselves, someone's stuck in the blast freezer, the fish truck's broke down again, the girls are scared to come out of the processing plant after dark because there's bears out there and you know that it's the truth because of the way the dogs are acting. Sleep doesn't exist but the minute you try to catch a few the telephone rings for the 1000th time that day and some idjit on the other end of the line is asking leading questions about halibut, and just then the Trident lear jet decides to buzz your office just because it can.

You know it's not legit. You know it's a federal halibut cop in some cushy office calling you because that's how he earns his paycheck. Meanwhile, the fish cutters down at the dock are nervous wrecks due to hulking halibut cops and the grocery store bulletin board has at least two homemade signs on it offering illegal halibut for sale.

Maybe it's not the fault of the individual halibut cops, but they're harassing legit businesses while the black marketeers blatantly ply their illegal trade.

FFS. Halibut is regulated by the feds per international treaty, and they've f-ed it up royally. It's fished out, and black cod is next.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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The problem with halibut cops is this: you've got a processing room full of salmon and a line of seiners whining nonstop about how they deserve preferential treatment because they've been with you since the Stone Age and blah blah blah, employees dropping like flies right and left, tourist idjits thick as flies swarming all over making nuisances of themselves, someone's stuck in the blast freezer, the fish truck's broke down again, the girls are scared to come out of the processing plant after dark because there's bears out there and you know that it's the truth because of the way the dogs are acting. Sleep doesn't exist but the minute you try to catch a few the telephone rings for the 1000th time that day and some idjit on the other end of the line is asking leading questions about halibut, and just then the Trident lear jet decides to buzz your office just because it can.

You know it's not legit. You know it's a federal halibut cop in some cushy office calling you because that's how he earns his paycheck. Meanwhile, the fish cutters down at the dock are nervous wrecks due to hulking halibut cops and the grocery store bulletin board has at least two homemade signs on it offering illegal halibut for sale.

Maybe it's not the fault of the individual halibut cops, but they're harassing legit businesses while the black marketeers blatantly ply their illegal trade.

FFS. Halibut is regulated by the feds per international treaty, and they've f-ed it up royally. It's fished out, and black cod is next.
I've had a little experience with Halibut Cops and have to agree that the system is flawed.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Maybe they just want a hug.... Just for the "Halibut"

Sorry, that just jumped out there....
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Am I too old to be a halibut cop? I bet the job pays pretty good, eh?
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