Conférence, March 16th 2019
Following the March 2018 conference on the behavior and migration of bluefin tuna, thanks to Tristan Rouyer of IFRMER Sète who came to present the new data collected, among the POPSTAR project and some other ones.
It was at the Captaincy of Carnon, that 40 fishermen and recreational boaters of several clubs, invited by the Carnon Fishing Club, attended this conference and appreciated the numerous information presented. They were able to follow the different trajectories of tagged fish, some of which are, to say the least, surprising. If the reasons for the different roads remain a mystery, we see that tuna have very active lives. This fish that can live 40 years is able to swim fast and far.
It should be understood that some individuals can make a transatlantic crossing as fast as a racing sailboat, "walk" off the American coast, and return to the Mediterranean. The good news is the rebuilding of populations thanks to quotas and controls put in place by the countries since 2007, but Tristan reminds the big uncertainties which remain around the evaluation and warns against a too fast development of the capacity of fishing with the current increase in quotas.
It is the marking with electronic beacons which informs not only on the trajectory of the fish throughout the life of the beacon (about 1 year), but also on its behavior according to the dives it carries out. Tristan presented new tagging videos from Malta and the Gulf of Lions. All participants appreciated the quality of the information presented.
Jean Luc Naudet recalled that despite its major economic impact and without subsidies, recreational tuna fishing does not benefit, in France, from the European Commission's recommendations on quotas, ie 10% of allocated quotas, but only 1%, which does not correspond at all to the economic contribution of our activity
Patrick Escoffier, our secretary, presented then a change of course which is occurring in a sector that interests us: the boating market. This market has been confronted in recent years by the boom in the sharing economy and the decline in the number of boat owners. The players of the boating market are therefore forced to reinvent themselves and diversify their offer and marinas must find new types of customers. In this context, the boat clubs have the wind in their sails! This offer, halfway between the ownership and rental of a boat, has radically changed with major and rapid regrouping phenomena between the main players in the market. Close to us, Freedom Boat Club
and Jeanneau have announced this year the opening of several Boat Clubs in France: in La Rochelle, Pornic and the first in the Mediterranean Carnon-Mauguio, our club is currently studying a possible partnership.
|March 2019 | Auteur: Michel Lepers and Patrick Escoffier
Fishing Jols , January 2019
January 26, 2019, the Carnon Fishing Club organized a fishing Jols event. Many members were present and ended up in Carnon on a sunny morning for a fun and friendly fishing. The catch was good and the event ended with a nice drink at the club, where fishermen and their families were able to share their fishing around the glass of friendship.
| January 2019 | Auteur: Patrick - Photos: Franck
General meeting of the club, November 2018
On November 24, 2018 in the Salle des Cistes in Carnon was held the Carnon Fishing Club General Assembly.
Jean Luc Naudet, president of the club presented the many activities of the last months, he also insisted on the social vocation of the club and its activities directed towards the young people and the handicapped people. Assisted by the Club's office, he has been coordinating a year-round program of activities and participations in the marina and the city of Carnon. Including the introduction to fishing for children, an activity done by Rudy Robin throughout the summer and which interests the children of the region and those who visit us on vacation.
With a balanced budget presented by René Horain, the club is ready for a 2019 year full of events around fishing and fish.
A meal allowed all the members present, to spend a friendly moment and prepare the 2019 fishing season.
| December 2018 | Author: Patrick Escoffier
2018 fishing contest
On October 6, 2018 seven boats met in front of Carnon for a friendly contest. All the fish allowed to catch in this period could be the target of our passionate fishermen. This year we inaugurated a new method of calculating the points recorded by a boat, that allowed us to encourage our fishermen to do different types of fishing. The rating was made according to the variety of fishes and the number of catches (maximum 5 per species). Three boats were rewarded: It was the crew of Petit Bleu who won the first place with 148 poins and 6 species The second place goes to the crew of Vaïana (119/6), followed by Solene (74/3) The morning ended at the club premises with the awarding followed by a popular drink and lunch.
| October 2018 | Author: Patrick Escoffier
Granville fishing trip
In September members of the Club went to Granville where our friends from the fishing club welcomed us, lodged, fed us and offeredus 2 unforgettable fishing trips. Some fished 7 bars in No Kill, of which one weighted more than 5kg, others caught sea bream, mackerel, red mullet, calamari, lieus, etc. We also collected a lots of clams, lobsters, and shrimps.
Thanks to the Granvillais and Granvillaises, we are very grateful!
|September 2018 | Author: Jean-Luc Naudet & Patrick Escoffier
Master contest « catch & release » Saturday August 4th 2018 - Carnon Fishing Club
Beautiful sea and heat wave, 19 boats engaged for the 2018 Master of Carnon Fishing Club. In the distance some beautiful hunts of tuna but ultimately only sharks and rays on the Master pictures, no tuna having were tempted by the sardines of the "broumé" candidates to the podium.
After a hot day, the return to the port made it possible to see the photos of the fishes (caught and released immediately after the snapshot) and to determine the winning boat: Cayman of Mr. and Mrs. Romero with 8 blue sharks. These little sharks are harmless to humans and rather numerous this year.
The evening allowed everyone to share their impressions of this day around the glass of friendship. We thank the town hall, the captaincy, the tourist office and the technical services that allowed us to organize this event.
See you next year, Saturday, August 3rd.
| Aout 2018 | Auteur: Michel Lepers et Jean-Luc Naudet
Carnon Fishing Club organise a fishing contest for children
On July 14, 2018, the Carnon Fishing Club organized a competition for children aged 7 to 12 years in the port of Carnon. Many children participated and ended up on the port of Carnon on a sunny morning for a fun and friendly game of fishing. The fishing was successful and ended with the award ceremony and a drink, where fishermen, families and representatives of the town hall were able to share a good time around the glass of friendship.
|July 2018 | Autthors: Michel Lepers et Patrick Escoffier
Carnon Fishing Club organizes for the benefit of the association REVES, a fishing trip for ill children
Thanks to the willingness of the club's board to carry out a "solidarity" project every year. (ULIS class, CEMEA ...) and the contacts of our president Jean Luc Naudet, that could be organised a fishing trip at sea with the association Dreams
The whole club gathered for this very unusual fishing trip, in joy and good humor but also in complete safety.
5 boats with their captains, as well as a crew of 2 to 3 members of the club, welcomed 8 children, some with their parents and the team of Agglo TV. A good half-dozen members of both associations stayed at the club premises to prepare lunch for all participants.
While the weather forecast was lousy, the conditions improved: calm sea and little wind, but a rather strong residual current.
Embarked safely, our young fishermen began to catch fishies: serrans, scorpionfish, oblades come to take a ride on board the time of a photo before returning to their natural element.
Around noon, full of air from the open sea, the children and their companions returned for lunch, and surprise, it is KIKO and the Gypsiland who will ensure the ambiance during the meal. Pizzas and chocolate cake offered by the restaurant Gusto de Lattes, a macaronade prepared by Alain, all have put a lot of heart to make this lunch a nice moment ...
From the smallest to the biggest, everyone was delighted. The pictures illustrate this feeling.
|June 2018 | Autthors: Michel Lepers & Patrick Escoffier
12 March 2018 - Conference on the behavior and the migrations of the bluefin tuna by Tristan Rouyer of IFRMER of Sète
More than 20 fishermen invited by the Carnon Fishing Club and the Port of Carnon, attended this conference and appreciated the various aspects of the life of the bluefin tuna presented by this scientist, also responsible for the project POPSTAR (marking a group of 200 tunas with tags to understand their migration).
Among the many elements presented by Tristan, those concerning the ability of tuna to move during the 40 years of his life, have surprised more than one.
Its (very) fast migrations thanks to its ability to swim at 100km per hour remain difficult to understand, between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Monitoring (by plane) in the Gulf of Lion shows the presence and movement of juvenile tuna mattes from the surface. However, visibility limits and movements of tuna outside the area make a complementary method of monitoring essential.
It is the marking with electronic tags that inform on the trajectory of the fish throughout the life of the tag (about 1 year).
As part of the POPSTAR project, mass tagging will track individuals from the same group and track breeding and nutrition events.
Tristan presented tagging videos from Malta and the Gulf of Lions.
These explanations allowed everyone to interpret past events and make plans for the coming year.
The documents and videos presented are available in the adhering part of the Club WEB site.
| March 2018 | Author: Michel Lepers