Bobby Jindal! He stands up rec fisherman - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > General Discussion > General Discussion
Register Fishing Photos FAQ Community Calendar Today's Posts Search Advertise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-08-2009, 12:47 AM   #1
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
jjam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,691
Default Bobby Jindal! He stands up rec fisherman

Ck this out!!!!

Catch Shares Pose Continued Risk
Recently, CCA asked the Gulf state governors to voice their concerns over a rapidly expanding federal program for managing fisheries called a catch-share program, and Gov. Jindal responded by joining with three other Gulf state governors on a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke ? click HERE to see a copy of this unprecedented letter. (For additional background information on catch shares, click HERE.)

The letter signed by Gov. Jindal and the other governors was a powerful gesture on behalf of recreational anglers, and it has already drawn an intense rebuttal from supporters of catch-share programs. In essence, they are trying to tell Gov. Jindal he made a mistake supporting private recreational anglers...people like you and me.

It is very important that we stand behind the governor now, just as he stood with us when he signed the letter. Please take a moment today to send Gov. Jindal a note thanking him for his leadership in signing the letter to Secretary Locke, and expressing your concern over ongoing efforts to privatize our marine resources.

Obviously this battle is far from over and we will need the continuing support of Gov. Jindal to prevent catch share programs from slowly squeezing the private boat recreational angler off the water. Please see the sample message provided at the link below and use the email address provided to tell Gov. Jindal thanks, and encourage him to stand firm against misguided catch share programs.

Thank you.


Click the link below to log in and send your message:
http://www.votervoice.net/link/targe...l38470548.aspx

Thanks Jindal I Say!

Jimmy
<DIV align=left>October 22, 2009
The Honorable Gary Locke
Secretary
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20230
Dear Secretary Locke:</DIV><DIV align=left>
As governors of Gulf Coast states, we are concerned at the direction and rapidity
in which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is moving to
implement ?catch shares? programs for fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. Our concerns
center on the potential negative impacts catch shares programs could have on our states?
economies, as well as how such programs could restrict citizens? access to the fisheries
resources that should be shared by all.</DIV><DIV align=left>
While much emphasis is placed on the beneficial economic impact of commercial
fishing, it is important to keep in mind that recreational fishing generates some $24
billion to the economies of the Gulf States.</DIV><DIV align=left>
We understand that catch shares systems for resource management can be
effective when applied to purely commercial fisheries. However, we are concerned about
the impact catch shares could have when also applied to recreational fishers. The fisheries
being discussed in the Gulf of Mexico are managed jointly by the relevant coastal states
and the federal government. As such, the states and our citizens are partners in the
stewardship of these resources and the benefits of their use. Each of our states enjoys the
benefit of productive fishery resources, which generate significant recreation and seafood
revenues for our citizens. A healthy marine resource is vital to the local economies of
our coastal communities and is a significant contributor to the overall economy of each of
our states.</DIV><DIV align=left>
We have already seen negative impacts from the Gulf red snapper catch share
system and are concerned about negative impact from the pending program for Gulf
grouper. Creating an exclusive harvesting right for a small group of commercial
fishermen inherently marginalizes other users who do not have the same access
privileges. Those other users, recreational fishermen and commercial fishermen without
access rights, would be excluded. In purely commercial fisheries this effect can have
both economic and management benefits. But when applied in mixed-use fisheries,
recreational anglers are forced to focus their efforts in limited state waters or not
participate in the fishery at all. Neither of these outcomes is desirable.
Honorable Gary Locke</DIV><DIV align=left>
Page 2</DIV><DIV align=left>
Access and opportunity are the lifeblood of recreational fishing. Catch shares
limit accessibility for those who do not have an opportunity to participate. While this
does not create a problem when the resource is targeted exclusively by one segment, such
as commercial fishers, it squeezes out other users when applied to a mixed-use fishery.
We would like to be able to give assurances to our constituents that NOAA will not
attempt to extend catch shares policies to the recreational fishing sector.
It is also important to point out that each of our states has had great successes in
the management of recreational fisheries, and have never required limiting public access
to the resource through exclusive rights. In almost every case, the resource has enjoyed
great recovery while recreational fishing opportunities have actually been expanded.
We are concerned that in the desire to adopt and implement catch share systems
NOAA has forgotten its most fundamental responsibility under the Magnuson-Stevens
Fishery Conservation and Management Act?to maximize the net economic value from
the use of a public resource. Recreational fishing is an important activity in all of our
states, and one that we would like to see continue to grow as a healthy activity for the
public. However, we are concerned that NOAA policies could frustrate our ability to do
that.</DIV><DIV align=left>
We are confident that you, as a former Governor, understand our perspective. We
request that you allow each of the Gulf States to be able to protect its citizens? access to
public fishery resources by allowing us to serve a key role in the decision process as to
which fisheries will have a catch share program, how those programs would be
structured, in determining the length of the subsidies in the program to the commercial
fishery and assuring proper allocation of the resource in advance of implementing any
catch share program.</DIV><DIV align=left>
We look forward to working with you to find a system that will balance your
goals for catch share systems with the needs of our citizens.
Sincerely,</DIV><DIV align=left>
Governor Rick Perry Governor Bobby Jindal
State of Texas State of Louisiana
Governor Haley Barbour Governor Bob Riley</DIV>

State of Mississippi State of Alabama
<DIV style="MARGIN-TOP: 10px" align=right></DIV>
jjam is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-08-2009, 01:04 AM   #2
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
jjam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,691
Default RE: Bobby Jindal! He stands up rec fisherman

I have sent my letter of support!

Florida is crippled due tothe lack of representation...

WAKE UP FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jimmy
jjam is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2009, 09:46 AM   #3
Senior Member
Snapper
 
Jamielu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 479
Default RE: Bobby Jindal! He stands up rec fisherman

Quote:
jjam (12/8/2009)

Florida is crippled due tothe lack of representation...

WAKE UP FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jimmy


That's the truth!!! Sent my letter to Gov Jindal's office - glad to have him on our side over here!!
Jamielu is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-08-2009, 11:59 AM   #4
Senior Member
Grand Slam
 
BananaTom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 13,309
Default RE: Bobby Jindal! He stands up rec fisherman

Quote:
jjam (12/8/2009)

WAKE UP FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!!!!
+1
BananaTom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2009, 01:07 PM   #5
Senior Member
Grouper
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Birmingham/Destin
Posts: 941
Default RE: Bobby Jindal! He stands up rec fisherman

Hey Florida Residents, write your Governor! It's odd how he did not sign this letter and Florida benefits more from recreational saltwater fishing than the other 4 Gulf Coast States.

Office of Governor Charlie Crist
State of Florida
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001


email your Governor

[email protected]

Call your Governor<LI>Citizen Services Hotline: (850) 488-4441 <LI>Executive Office of the Governor Switchboard: (850) 488-7146
[Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time]</LI>
Magic236 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2009, 02:20 PM   #6
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,764
Default RE: Bobby Jindal! He stands up rec fisherman

I just emailed Gov Christ asking him why he did not support the recreational fisherman. I asked him to immediately show his support for us followed by a press release informing everyone of his support.:letsdrink
whome is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2009, 09:56 PM   #7
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
jjam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,691
Default RE: Bobby Jindal! He stands up rec fisherman

Quote:
Water Hazard (12/8/2009)I just emailed Gov Christ asking him why he did not support the recreational fisherman. I asked him to immediately show his support for us followed by a press release informing everyone of his support.:letsdrink
We need more messages sent the our Gov Crist such as this!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for your reply WH...:bowdown

Jimmy
jjam is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2009, 10:25 PM   #8
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
angus_cow_doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Gulf Breeze, Florida
Posts: 2,033
Default RE: Bobby Jindal! He stands up rec fisherman

I am all for emailing Crist, but in all honesty, his sights are set on that senate seat. He is not likely to rock the boat (figuratively) until he gets what he wants.

I plan to write him anyway.....
angus_cow_doctor is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2009, 11:09 PM   #9
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
jjam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,691
Default RE: Bobby Jindal! He stands up rec fisherman

Quote:
angus_cow_doctor (12/8/2009)I am all for emailing Crist, but in all honesty, his sights are set on that senate seat. He is not likely to rock the boat (figuratively) until he gets what he wants.

I plan to write him anyway.....
Thanks Angus,

If not a letter to our own "deaf ear"Gov maybesendGov Jindal a letter of suppport as well Tx, Al and Ms G's.

These guys need our support and NOW!

I say it again!!!!

WAKE UP FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!!!

Jimmy
jjam is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2009, 09:59 AM   #10
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
angus_cow_doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Gulf Breeze, Florida
Posts: 2,033
Default RE: Bobby Jindal! He stands up rec fisherman

Here is what I wrote to Crist:

Dear Governor Crist,



I am a resident of Florida. I live in Gulf Breeze, and I was recently made aware of a letter to Gary Locke regarding the issue of Catch Shares implemented by the NMFS. My understanding is that you have not joined in with the other gulf coast governors in sponsoring this letter.



If it is because you were not aware of the letter, then let this serve as your notification. If it is because you want catch shares to be implemented, then you are about to part ways with a large group of your constituents.



I would highly recommend you immediately call a press conference to express your support of this letter. Join the governors of Louisiana and Mississippi in denouncing the federal governments plan to systematically remove the recreational fishermen from the gulf of mexico. Your bid for a seat in senate may very well hinge on this issue.

angus_cow_doctor is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.