Inside the Gulf Council - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Offshore Fishing > Offshore Fishing - General Q & A

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-10-2010, 10:09 AM   #1
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 99
Default Inside the Gulf Council

I have been hired by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to build an outreach program that informs the public of the Council process, decisions, and general happenings. Hopefully, as a result, a more informed public will show increased involvement in the creation of council decisions.
Iíve decided to write a blog about my experience with the Gulf Council. I think sharing my understanding of the Council as I a learn will give you a more personal understanding of how and why decisions are made.
Let me begin by introducing myself: I, Emily Muehlstein, am an avid kayak fishermen (or fisherwoman, if you prefer). I have been fishing the inshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico since I was a little girl. I got my start as an angler bouncing shrimp in search of flounder off of my grandfatherís boat. In more recent years, I have spent countless hours in and around Tampa Bay honing my skills as an angler. In an effort to learn more about fishing and become a part of the fishing community I have participated in a few forums and fished with some local fishing groups.
I have a soft spot in my heart for catching red drum, and I will never turn down the opportunity to target big migratory species such as king mackerel, tarpon, and cobia from my kayak. I prefer to use artificial bait, but enjoy floating the occasional pinfish or cut bait behind me as well. I do not aim to pack my freezer with fish, but I am certainly not opposed to keeping a fish or two for dinner. I also really enjoy scalloping and catching shrimp on the grass flats at night.
I went to school at the University of South Florida where I earned a Bachelorís degree in Biology. I worked for a short time at an aquaculture facility breeding cichlids for aquariums and then worked as a microbiologist for an independent laboratory monitoring water quality. I returned to the University of South Florida, where I earned my Masterís degree in Science Education, with a certificate in Informal Science Education (teaching science outside of the typical classroom.) Iíve worked as an outdoor educator running a summer camp, and writing science curriculum for the past three years.
Now, I sit before you (well, technically I sit before my computer screen) as the newest addition to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council staff. Iíve been researching archived forum threads and speaking with some fishing friends and acquaintances to gain a better understanding of peopleís perceptions of the Council. Iíve also begun to collect a list of questions that many people seem to have about the Council process and some of the Council decisions. Ideally, through this blog, you will have to opportunity to learn as I construct my own understanding of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

Your chum,
Emily Muehlstein
Fisheries Outreach Specialist
Gulf Of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Attached Thumbnails
Inside the Gulf Council-5144_1117670876370_1664947088_310617_896199_n-jpg   Inside the Gulf Council-6409_1132595209469_1664947088_358461_2514630_n-jpg   Inside the Gulf Council-12459_1208594389401_1664947088_564364_297074_n-jpg   Inside the Gulf Council-n1664947088_169855_7240-jpg  
GandyGirl is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-10-2010, 10:33 AM   #2
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
Lyin Too's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Tuscaloosa/Orange Beach
Posts: 1,940
Default

How do we access your blog?
Lyin Too is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2010, 10:40 AM   #3
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 99
Default

I will be posting it here along with the most up to date news info I can get my hands on. I'm currently sitting in on the Data Collection Advisory Panel meeting peaking about recreational fisheries survey methods... I hope to update you on whats going on in the next day or two.
GandyGirl is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-10-2010, 11:35 AM   #4
Kim
Senior Member
Blue Marlin
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,905
Default

Welcome aboard Emily!
Kim is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2010, 12:55 PM   #5
PDC Fishing Team
Sailfish
 
swhiting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,960
Default

Well, your search is over for all the answers you may need!

You have found the repository for all the knowledge there is about the GOM, fishing, boating, parenting, marriage, politics, religion... you get the picture.

Welcome to the PFF!
swhiting is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2010, 04:20 PM   #6
Senior Member
Grouper
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,091
Default hi

welcome
billin is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2010, 04:24 PM   #7
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
FLbeachbum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: East Pensacola
Posts: 1,476
Default

Welcome.
__________________
David T. Williams
General Manager
Total Connect Solutions
Home & Business Security
and Surveillance Systems
Pensacola, FL
[email protected]
FLbeachbum is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2010, 05:20 PM   #8
PDC Fishing Team
Sailfish
 
swhiting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,960
Default

GanyGirl:

You've indicated your propensity for recreational fishing. Could you elaborate on your opinion regarding commercial fishing the GOM and whether the recreational or commercial sector should take priority over the other in Council issues?
swhiting is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-11-2010, 12:40 PM   #9
PDC Fishing Team
Sailfish
 
swhiting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,960
Default

.....
Attached Images
 
swhiting is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-11-2010, 04:27 PM   #10
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 99
Default

I am indeed a recreational fishermen, and admittedly don’t know much about the commercial world as of yet. My position on the staff has nothing to do with the Council decisions. The Council and the advisory panels are, by design, comprised of people who represent all sectors of the fishery, therefore my personal experience as a recreational fishermen is null; as I am not a decision maker.
I am charged with the task of increasing public participation in the Council process through outreach and education, and my personal opinions on any fishery matter are irrelevant. The major problem I’m facing currently is an inability to directly connect to the commercial fishermen, and I’ve been working to combat that by connecting with different people and organizations that will be helpful. If you have any suggestions on where and how I can best access the commercial sector I would be ready and willing to take your advice.
GandyGirl 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:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



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

Advanced Search
Display Modes

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 10:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, 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 © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.