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Old 05-16-2014, 06:06 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by Mac1528 View Post
We have a lot of good information and suggestions here. We also have some very smart and knowledgeable people. The last ingredient that we have is a willingness to work together and solve a critical problem. With everything that we have, I see this coming together and a resolution with a positive outcome for rec fishermen. I offered to start a website...there is already one in place and thanks for the link Mr. Hilton. There is an organization in place also. I suggest that we all look this over very carefully and start giving input to the people already in place. Let's get this thing done...I know the commercials have the backing of the seafood eating establishments, fish mongers, wholesale seafood,...but they are not beyond getting hurt in their business by us not supporting them. Why should I go to and by a snapper dinner so the owner can support a commercial interest and keep me further away from the water....WITH MY MONEY!! I'll take that money and support OUR alliance with it....feed my own face....and bring myself back into the GOM fishing like I used to. I very rarely jump on a band wagon but when I do my brothers and sisters, it's for a worthy cause where not only my interest is as stake...but all the rest of us share in this. We should all be good stewards of our environment....the feds have abused it and continue restricting us from what good we can accomplish on our own by accepting bad data and the devils money to further their cause and fatten their pockets. Get informed of what exists and what is in place now. Let’s all do our homework on this and come to a consensus on what has already been started, join up if we agree, and become part of this movement for this organization and the betterment of our natural resources.
Maybe we can have a thread started to list local businesses that serve or sell American Red Snapper. The Rouses in Gulf Shores sells ARS. I have already voiced my displeasure to their seafood department and now refuse to shop there. Also, the relatively new restaurant, Cayman, in Orange Beach has ARS on the menu.

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Old 05-16-2014, 11:20 PM   #82
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first -all this talk of this idea and that idea is a total waste of time unless you just like seeing your words on pff. Because no one in power cares.

What the people in power care about is votes. They could give a crap about the fish in the sea.

Yes it may have some small ripple effect to call your representative but for the most part thats a waste too. There are only a very few federal rep and senators that have real sway in congress.....where is trent lott when you need him?? Jeff sessions is pretty powerful but he doesnt seem interested in our cause.

What we need is media attention. Only thru the media will we get the people in power to care.

So my idea would be to get a spokesman for the cause or even hire a professional public relations company to issue press releases and media alerts.

Then i propose we really do something. For example, we all pitch in to pay the fine. Then travel out in a group, catch some snapper and hang them up for the world to see and come thru the pass with the media standing by. Another idea would be to stand in front of publix as a group protecting store bought snapper.

The media would eat that crap up. Its only thru action like this we will ever get any attention. We need real action.

Do you think green peace sits around posting enviro crap on enviro web sites. No they do not. They call the media then they ram a whaling boat.

Its the only willing to give my time toward the cause.
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:34 AM   #83
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This is interesting. Lets hope this pans out on the reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens.

Make sure you read the comments at the end of article. I guess the EDF is paying people to do nothing but search articles on fishing and praise commercial fishing. Don't matter what article I read there is always someone praising commercial fishing/bashing recreational fishermen and stating statistics on commercial verses recreational.
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