The Lion’s Club speaker today was David Cresson, Executive Director and CEO of the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana. In that role he oversees the organization’s conservation programs, legislative initiatives, coordinates development activities with CCA’s 26 local chapters and 20,000 members and volunteers.
In his discussion he mentioned the practices of some commercial fishermen that use “pogie” boats to haul in tremendous loads of all of the fish trapped in their huge nets. This kills everything they trap including many game fish that they only throw away. This practice is detrimental to the game fish population which is diminishing rapidly. Mr. Cresson urged everyone to speak to their Representatives and Senators about stopping the use of “pogie boats” to harvest their catch while greatly harming the numbers of other fish.