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RUNNIN REBEL

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About RUNNIN REBEL

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  • Birthday 11/27/1965

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    Lake Ontario shore line born & raised
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    Fishing--Hunting--all outdoors--business models
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    Bald Eagle Marina Kendall, N.Y.
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  1. mr580 QUOTE. FOLLOW UPDATE "Ohio DNR is suspending sale of non-resident fishing and hunting licenses until further notice. Current license holders can continue to use their privileges." Ohio is also asking non-residents entering the state to self quarantine for two weeks. UPDATE 4-8-20 Record Ohio walleye run, huge crowds lead to fishing license restrictions, Sandusky and Maumee river closings during pandemic Updated 7:58 AM; Today 7:47 AM In this Plain Dealer file photo, a crowd of anglers gather on the Maumee River during a the annual walleye spring spawning run. Thousands of fishermen, many from other states, have jammed rivers and towns in Northwest Ohio, leading Ohio officials to end non-resident fishing license sales. Two mayors closed off access to the Maumee and Sandusky Rivers. (D'Arcy Egan, The Plain Dealer)The Plain Dealer PORT CLINTON, OHIO — Veteran walleye fishermen have seen crowds of anglers on Lake Erie and the Maumee and Sandusky rivers for decades, but rarely quite like this. And never during a pandemic such as COVID-19. The Lake Erie walleye population in Northwest Ohio has reached record levels, an estimated population of 116 million fish that are two years old, or older. This area of Lake Erie is where walleye come to spawn each spring. Toss in a spate of wonderful fishing weather, and the launch ramps around Western Lake Erie have been jam-packed with trailers and tow vehicles. The rivers are clogged with wading fishermen, where it is almost impossible to maintain Gov. Mike DeWine’s mandate of social distancing and banning crowds that could help spread the coronavirus. “I headed to Lake Erie last weekend just to observe the situation,” said Mary Mertz, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, by telephone. “We didn’t want to allow the launch ramp areas to become overcrowded, and we understand the concerns of local residents.” Fixing the problem, though, seemed insurmountable as a steady stream of out-of-state anglers towing fishing boats kept arriving. When the Lake Erie walleye populations have exploded and the big fish are biting, it might seem like a once in a lifetime event to fishermen from Wisconsin, Minnesota or the Dakotas. To put a stop to the flood of non-resident anglers, DeWine announced Monday afternoon that while he would not shut down the walleye fishing, he could keep the crowds at bay by halting the sale of non-resident fishing licenses starting Monday night. “People entering (Ohio) are being asked to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days, making recreational travel unfeasible,” said Mertz. “We look forward to reopening license sales when hunters and anglers can safety return.” Louis P. Wargo III, the Ottawa County Municipal Court judge in Port Clinton, said it would not be a good idea for non-resident anglers to try to skirt the law and fish without a license. “The standard fine and court costs for fishing without a license here is $105, which is waiverable,” said Wargo. “The restitution paid for illegally-caught fish is $50 for each walleye or bass, and $20 per yellow perch.” People who are in Ohio and already have a non-resident fishing license must abide by the Ohio Department of Health guidance and self-quarantine for 14 days before going fishing, said Mertz.The spring walleye spawning run up the Sandusky and Maumee rivers is in full swing, and the rivers are also filled with fishermen. On a good day, about 10,000 to 15,000 anglers from outside the area are wading and casting, said Mayor Danny Sanchez of Fremont. The crowds of outside anglers is a major problem for his city, Sanchez said, overwhelming grocery stores, gas stations and retail shops. He closed the Sandusky River until at least May 1. Maumee Mayor Rich Carr shut down the Maumee River fishing on Monday at midnight, saying it was in response to the crowds and the health crisis. Carr initially had Maumee Police block access points to the Maumee River, and established a no-parking ban on all streets along the river. “We tried to allow fishing to continue, but our observations have been such that we have to take this action,” Carr told the Toledo Blade. “Observations over the weekend of those fishing resulted in the determination for the safety of our community, our first responders, and our hospital care workers, we needed to take this action.” Jerry RUNNIN REBEL
  2. Good to hear Bruce, This is where the term "BRUCE STERS MILLIONS $$$" comes from...…..Trust me I Known this Capt for over a 40 +++ years friendship ………. There are not many reasons for a charter Capt not to be looking into getting paid their normal $ rate/payroll for 8 weeks ? (DO YOUR OWN MATH ), AGAIN WITHOUT having the expenses/wear & tear/ and Time into driving to & from boat or even leaving dock. Jerry RUNNIN REBEL
  3. Webinar: Resources to support the fishing industry during COVID-19 Interested in hearing more about SBA loans to support the fishing industry? What bills are in the pipeline to support small- and community-based fisheries? Join us for a webinar with SBA, the US House on Natural Resources Committee, and Castlemain Group: Amy K. Bassett, District Director, Maine District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration Lora Snyder, Staff Director, Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee, House on Natural Resources Committee. Christy Whitmore, Business Development Advisor, Castlemain Group, a liaison between the Department of Fisheries and Oceans' Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative and 24 Commercial Fishery Enterprises in British Columbia When: April 8, 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET Location: Zoom video conference. Registration required: https://maine.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsd-uqqzojUiMyYO9rGYfH_r-z1DojGw Focus: Understanding resources to support small- and community-based fishing businesses across country during the COVID-19 pandemic. SORRY ABOUT THE LATE NOTICE ALSO Capts should check into this and appy for this, since our charter business supplies a service, not a product. The fee/rate we collect is our weekly paycheck/payroll. The worst case scenario is the loan is not forgiven (Turned into a grant that does not have to be repaid ) and then you repay loan at a %1 interest rate. Pay down any payment you currently have to stay afloat till regular income comes back. I know a few Capt's ( if their application is accepted ) are going to have a pretty good 2020 spring charter income season WITHOUT the expenses of ever leaving the dock. Jerry RUNNIN REBEL Thanks Lucky13 for posting this also And a HUGE THANKS to Jesse M. Lepak Great Lakes Fisheries and Ecosystem Health Specialist New York Sea Grant SUNY Oswego Penfield 4 Oswego, NY 13126 Phone: 315-312-3045 Email: [email protected] www.nyseagrant.org April 2020 8 Be part of the conversation, April 8, 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET. Register
  4. An all black fishing net. Parkway Eastbound( laying in passing lane ) 50'-100' just past cowsucker bridge !!!!!!! Jerry RUNNIN REBEL
  5. The question now is......... Will the DEC enforce it ? I am not running any charters till told publicly/legally that I can. BUT I do not make a living with my seasonal charter business. And ABOVE ALL it makes moral sense not to for now. Jerry RUNNIN REBEL
  6. Lucky13 133 Posted 8 hours ago "Is there some kind of official announcement that has escaped many of us on suspension of the trawls? I know it was announced that charter fishing is verboten yesterday, but I've seen nothing on the science end." The 2020 spring bait trawl with the US & Canadian vessels was canceled for this spring due the COVID spread concerns. . It is too bad as this is the earliest they have been ready to go. Plus some trawling vessels have new electronic data systems and faster upgrades in measuring/scales ETC. ALSO a 3 year plan between the US & Canada to do a chinook salmon fin clip ( adipose fin ) only study (no nose tags ) on all stocked kings was canceled this year 2020. Hope fully that can continue at least the next 2 years or even be extended to the full 3 year agreement again. Brightside is without having logistics of time and travel of our 1 tagging trailer to tag ALL stocked kings ( US & Canada ) the US Altmar hatchery should be able to deliver our pen reared kings earlier if needed. Jerry RUNNIN REBEL
  7. IMPORTANT SURVEY for ALL Fisheries BUSINESSES Jerry, Below is a link to a survey that will be going to the National Sea Grant Office to identify needs related to impacts of COVID-19 on aquaculture and fisheries businesses. No one is in need of more on their plate at this time, but this should provide an indication of the specific challenges that you are currently facing. The survey will not release any individual identifiers. If you or others you know would like to participate, please provide your input so it can be considered at the National level as they are navigating the availability/accessibility of relief measures. The link to the survey will be live through April 10th. Here is the link: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6rsUSOKhqD7dAln The purpose of this survey is to quantify the effects of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on commercial aquaculture, aquaponics or allied businesses. This survey should take about 15 minutes of your time to complete. This survey will be distributed once per quarter throughout 2020, to capture the evolving effects of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). No personally identifiable information (name, address, e-mail, telephone number, IP address, etc.) will be collected. All data from this survey will remain anonymous. This survey is not tied to any funding or sponsor. There are no benefits or rewards for participating in this study. Results from this study may be used to communicate the effects of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on commercial aquaculture, aquaponics or allied businesses to State and Federal agencies, in an effort to secure relief. Results from this study may also be published in the future. Participation in this research survey is voluntary. By continuing with this survey, you are consenting to the use of your responses for research purposes. If you do not consent for your responses to be used for research purposes, please discontinue this survey by closing the browser window. This survey will close at 11:59 pm (eastern time) on April 10, 2020. If you would like a copy of the summary results, or have any questions about this study, please contact: Matthew Smith - The Ohio State University - [email protected] Jonathan van Senten - Virginia Seafood AREC - [email protected] Thank you for your participation in this project. -- Jesse M. Lepak Great Lakes Fisheries and Ecosystem Health Specialist New York Sea Grant SUNY Oswego Penfield 4 Oswego, NY 13126 Phone: 315-312-3045 Email: [email protected] www.nyseagrant.org
  8. From Jesse M. Lepak, Great Lakes Fisheries and Ecosystem Health Specialist, New York Sea Grant * SUNY Oswego "This is most relevant to NY Charter Captains:" Recent events have been challenging for many, and unfortunately this has presented obstacles for the fishing industry as well. There has been discussion of aid within the stimulus plan for fisheries and aquaculture, though the details of the distribution and process behind are not yet available. A few more details can be found here: https://www.nationalfisherman.com/national-international/stimulus-includes-300-million-for-fisheries-and-aquaculture/ As I hear more about this or other sources of relief (e.g., the US Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance), I will convey those as well. Another resource to aid in application development can be found through SUNY Stony Brook's Small Business Development Center: https://www.stonybrook.edu/sbdc/ U.S. Travel CARES Act Resource Links If you are a Self-employed individual, you may want to consider looking into the following: ● SBA Business Interruption Loans ● SBA Coronavirus Economic Injury Disaster Loans Jerry RUNNIN REBEL
  9. There has been discussion of aid within the stimulus plan for fisheries and aquaculture, though the details of the distribution and process behind are not yet available Stimulus includes $300 million for fisheries and aquaculture By Jessica Hathaway March 26, 2020 A $300 million earmark in the Senate’s $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed late Wednesday, March 25, is slated for fisheries and aquaculture. It’s aimed at supporting independent operators who are not otherwise covered by agricultural disaster assistance programs. [Update: President Donald Trump signed the bill into law shortly after it passed through the U.S. House of Representatives on a voice vote, Friday, March 27. Stay tuned for more details on how these benefits will be accessible to commercial fishermen and other independent operators.] The Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (or CARES) Act late Wednesday, March 25. It returns to the House of Representatives for a vote on Thursday, March 26. The bill is designed to stimulate the economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has led to widespread shutdowns intended to slow the spread of the virus. The language in the fisheries portion of the bill stipulates that the funds are “authorized to provide assistance to Tribal, subsistence, commercial, and charter fishery participants affected by the novel coronavirus.” It specifies that this fund is designated for businesses not covered by agricultural relief programs defined by part 1416 of title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations. “Tribes, persons, fishing communities, aquaculture businesses not otherwise eligible for assistance under part 1416 of title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations for losses related to COVID–19, processors, or other fishery-related businesses, who have incurred, as a direct or indirect result of the coronavirus pandemic — economic revenue losses greater than 35 percent as compared to the prior 5-year average revenue.” Funds may be awarded on a rolling basis “and within a fishing season to ensure rapid delivery of funds,” which will remain available until Sept. 30, 2021. At press time, the agency that will oversee applications for relief funds under the Commerce Department is to be determined. The National Coalition for Fishing Communities made a statement thanking the industry for uniting in requesting help from federal legislators and also Sens. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) for their quick action in speaking on behalf of the industry in a letter to Senate leaders. “The speed with which the domestic seafood industry has come together to speak with one voice is unprecedented,” said Bob Vanasse, executive director of Saving Seafood, which organized the coalition. “There are many differences in our nation’s fisheries — geography, species, gear types and management — but today our fisheries are simultaneously diverse and unified. We look forward to working together across traditional industry lines, and with elected officials and administrators, to ensure the aid the federal government is providing will flow fairly and equitably across regions and fisheries.” As I hear more about this or other sources of relief (e.g., the US Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance), I will convey those as well. Another resource to aid in application development can be found through SUNY Stony Brook's Small Business Development Center: https://www.stonybrook.edu/sbdc/ Jerry RUNNIN REBEL
  10. OHIO 3-31-20 See reply from ODNR. Self explanatory. From: [email protected] Subject: RE: Cov-19 and Charters Our Lake Erie Charter Boat Association worked with the Director’s office and determined that charter businesses were considered non-essential and should not operate in the spirit of the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. It’s my understanding that the LECBA president, Paul Pacholski, sent an email notification out to all members to inform them of the determination. Enforcement of issues associated with the Order ultimately falls upon local health departments. I can’t speak to the nature of actual enforcement of the non-essential determination, I can only convey to you second hand what I’ve heard. Thanks, and best of luck. Take care, Travis Travis Hartman Lake Erie Program Administrator ODNR Division of Wildlife Phone: 419-871-6142 Email: [email protected]
  11. NEW YORK 3-31-20 DEC Delivers - Information to keep you connected and informed from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Share or view as a web page || Update preferences or unsubscribe Response to COVID-19: A Message to Fishing Charters, Guides and Anglers Fishing Safely This Season New York State is open for fishing and DEC encourages anglers to recreate locally at a nearby waterbody. New York's lakes and streams offer great opportunities for fishing in a wide array of settings across the state. Even during the current COVID-19 public health crisis, getting outdoors and connecting with nature while angling in New York's waters is a great way to help maintain mental and physical health. Please continue to follow the CDC/New York State Department of Health guidelines for preventing the spread of colds, flu, and COVID-19: Try to keep at least six feet of distance between you and others. Avoid close contact, such as shaking hands. Wash hands often or use a hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available. Avoid surfaces that are touched often, such as doorknobs, handrails, and playground equipment. When fishing, DEC recommends avoiding busy waters and following the guidelines on DEC's website about fishing responsibly in New York State. If an angler arrives at a parking lot and there are several cars, they should consider going to another parking lot. If an angler is fishing upstream, they should fish downstream of the other angler or consider fishing another day. Anglers fishing from boats should always be able to maintain at least six feet of distance between one another. For more information about the benefits of being outdoors safely and responsibly, go to DEC's website. Charters and Guides The "New York State on PAUSE" Executive Order, a 10-point policy to assure uniform safety for everyone during the COVID-19 response, includes a directive that all non-essential businesses statewide must close effective at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, and temporarily bans all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason. At this time, fishing guides or charters of any size have been determined to be not essential and are subject to workforce reduction requirements of the Executive Order. The full and updated guidance on which types of businesses are determined essential and other designations associated with the order can be found online. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation respects your right to privacy and welcomes your feedback | Update preferences or unsubscribe | Learn more about DEC Delivers. Connect with DEC: Basil Seggos, Commissioner Jerry RUNNIN REBEL This email was sent to [email protected] using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation · 625 Broadway · Albany, NY 12233 · (518) 402-8013
  12. N Y STATE 3-30-20 Below find guidance as it relates to charters and guides. The "New York State on PAUSE" Executive Order, a 10-point policy to assure uniform safety for everyone during the COVID-19 response, includes a directive that all non-essential businesses statewide must close effective at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, and temporarily bans all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason. At this time, fishing guides or charters of any size have been determined to be not essential and are subject to workforce reduction requirements of the Executive Order. The full and updated guidance on which types of businesses are determined essential and other designations associated with the order can be found at: https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026 Jerry RUNNIN REBEL Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. PENNSLYVANIA Charter boats and Guides operations now not permitted THINGS ARE UPDATING QUICKLY The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has received clarification from the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office regarding the classification of charter boat and fishing guide operations. The Governor’s Office has determined that charter boat and fishing guide operations (whether conducted by boat or on foot) DO NOT meet the definition of a life-sustaining business. Such operations are classified as a recreational industry and continued operation of such businesses is not permitted under the Governor’s Order of March 19, 2020. Operators may be subject to enforcement procedures if found out of compliance with that Order. With your assistance, we can help stop COVID-19 from spreading. If you have any questions, please let us know. We apologize for any confusion. Thank you for your cooperation. COL Corey L. Britcher PA Fish & Boat Commission Bureau of Law Enforcement PO Box 67000 Harrisburg, PA 17106 717-705-7861 Jerry RUNNIN REBEL Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. Ohio Now closed also. 3-27-2020 Washington State Closed recreational fishing Jerry RUNNIN REBEL
  15. MICHIGAN Michigan's State Emergency Operations Center coordinates release of all important news related to COVID-19, and the DNR and all state agencies are working closely with the SEOC. Charter fishing and guide operations Charter and fishing guide operations that involve boats, canoes and other marine vessels are not currently permitted. These activities should cease immediately and not resume until at least April 13. In addition to the DNR’ Law Enforcement Division, Michigan State Police and local law enforcement agencies have full authority to enforce the provisions of this order. Jerry RUNNIN REBEL
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