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Old 07-12-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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Interesting reading, if it has been posted just delete.

http://www.nola.com/outdoors/index.s...it_says_r.html

I wonder if this will stop any fall season
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:42 AM   #2
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The commercial fishing industry saying the red snapper is over fished? That's rich!! They should be held to the same standard as the recreational fisherman in regards to size. They're pissed because they "perceive" they've lost money. If they had their way the recreational angler would be cut out of the quota all together!!
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I think it was a pretty stupid move by a group of commercial guys! It's like waking up on Christmas morning and receiving the biggest gift, but then spending the day complaining the gift wasn't good enough...

Mark my words! The government can give it and they can just as easily take it away.
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(From the RFA);
“…$100K a month is about what Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) pays on average to their lobbying firm at K&L Gates, the same firm hired to represent commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico in a lawsuit that argues how recreational fishermen aren't being punished enough by our federal government.

If this latest attack by the EDF radicals and their commercial allies in the Gulf of Mexico is successful, the future of recreational red snapper fishing in the United States could be changed forever.

The federal lawsuit filed by the EDF-funded Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders' Alliance said the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) doesn't have strong enough measures in place to prevent recreational fishermen from exceeding our annual catch limit of red snapper, and it argues for more restrictive recreational accountability measures in the red snapper fishery.

That's right, commercial fishermen, specifically the owners of individual fishing quota (IFQ) and red snapper 'catch shares' - who are supported themselves by the Environmental Defense Fund - would like to force more restrictive measures on recreational anglers in the Gulf of Mexico. It's a 'winner take all' legal battle that if won by the environmentalists and their commercial allies, will eventually put individual fish tags and recreational IFQ into place for the sportfishing community and destroy traditional open access for millions of American anglers.

If you thought it was bad enough today with the serious recreational restrictions on Gulf reef fish species like red snapper, grouper and even triggerfish, the EDF radicals, their lobbyists and a collection of well-funded resource owners are suing our federal government to make it even worse - and their success could forever change the way you fish!”

Who is going to SERIOUSLY fight this lawsuit – the NMFS? Think again – this lawsuit is EXACTLY what the NMFS wants. This federal agency will not mount a serious defense, as the NMFS has long been complicit with the very people filing this lawsuit to shut down Gulf recreational fishing. It is the very data that the NMFS has manufactured that supposedly shows recreational overfishing (AND BY THE WAY, USED AS JUSTIFICATION FOR REDUCING OUR SEASONS BY ALMOST 90%, BAG LIMITS BY 50% SINCE THE 2006 REAUTHORIZATION OF MAGNUSON). The EDF-funded commercial fat cat fishermen who supposedly filed this lawsuit have enjoyed 100% access to their original 51% of the Gulf Red Snapper TAC since the 2006 Reauthorization, YET IT IS THEY WHO ARE SUPPOSEDLY HARMED HERE?

There needs to be a lawsuit filed to show that these greedy indiividuals/corporations in have caused BILLIONS OF DOLLARS in damages already to our Gulf coastal communities with this scam. If the fishery is supposedly overfished, why are they allowing commercial exploitation of this species?

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Glad to see you posted this info here as well Capt. I read your article over on Florida sportsman. Thanks for getting as much info as possible out to the recreational fisherman.

Their end goal is to stop weekend anglers and shut down the charter boats completely!! This is a travesty that needs to be stopped!!

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The fish population would be better to to not have any commercial fishing and just recreational fishing.
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I would like to see offshore fish farming. That would drive down the prices, and put em out of business.
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