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Old 11-12-2015, 08:28 PM   #1
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Hi all you PFF spearo's

Just wanted to give you a heads-up. The Emerald Coast Reef Association has a proposal that if passed would reward lionfish hunters with 10 native fish tags as follows:

2 Red Snapper Tags
2 Red Grouper Tags
2 Gag Grouper Tags
2 Grey Triggerfish Tags
2 Greater Amberjack Tags

These reward tags would be good in-or-out of season. ECRA has a petition on thier website and we are asking for your signature. Everyone that signs the petition will be an important part of helping us to get this proposal implemented. For those of you who have already signed it, Thank you so much for your support!

Sign the petition here: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/...n-methods.html

Here is a Tri-fold brochure that explains the Proposal in detail: http://www.ecreef.org/Documents/4.19...20Brochure.pdf

Everyone, please feel free to share this link on all your social media sites and be sure to ask them to click on it and sign the petition.

ECRA is working hard for the benefit of our fishery AND we always work hard to look out for you too! Together with your help, we can get this done.

Thanks for your support!
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:39 PM   #2
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Wow love it hope it goes through
i was #491

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What about the people that don't dive for.what ever reason? I want to harvest fish out of season but I don't dive.

Not to mention it'll cost way more than just the cost of the tags. what about the people that staff the drop off locations and the logistics involved with documenting who gets what?
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I Guess I already signed. Went to do it, and it said I can not sign twice
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What about the people that don't dive for.what ever reason? I want to harvest fish out of season but I don't dive.
Guess you've gotta figure out a way to efficiently harvest lionfish via hook & line.
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What about the people that don't dive for.what ever reason? I want to harvest fish out of season but I don't dive.

Not to mention it'll cost way more than just the cost of the tags. what about the people that staff the drop off locations and the logistics involved with documenting who gets what?

I agree
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[QUOTE=JD7.62;5327322]What about the people that don't dive for.what ever reason? I want to harvest fish out of season but I don't dive.

Not to mention it'll cost time way more than just cost of the tags. what about the people that staff the drop off locations and the logistics involved with documenting who gets what?[/ ]

That is a very selfish uneducated opinion the population of lionfish over the past year alone has exploded in the northern Gulf of Mexico there needs to be some type of incentive because they are time consuming to harvest and when you are diving time is very limited if something isn't done you're not going to have to worry about getting tags for your fish because lionfish will have eatin all the smaller fish so until a better way of harvesting them comes along this is the best plan out there as a fisherman you enjoy going fishing you really should consider signing this petition
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Nobody on this forum needs to worry about the logistics. The Emerald Coast Reef Association is going to make all the arrangements. Our organization is experienced in accomplishing big things at a very low cost.
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Not to mention it'll cost way more than just the cost of the tags. what about the people that staff the drop off locations and the logistics involved with documenting who gets what?
Right, because it would make PERFECT sense to assume that considerations for the logistics costs pertaining to this operation wouldn't have been made prior to the creation of this petition...

& what about the people that would be required to staff the drop-off locations? God forbid that new (& actually productive) jobs are created via the passing of the petition!
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Great News everybody! We have over 500 signatures! Would love to have more. If you haven't already signed the petition, I encourage you to do so.

For all those who have already signed, I thank you very much!
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