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angus_cow_doctor (21/05/2010)Follow the money, my friend. Follow the money.
+1 They see an oportunity for some extra $ with LA Oyster Beds closed!
No argument there. All the more reason for our lame A$$ governor to pull out all the stops on the opening date and let the charter guys go make some money, boost tourism and a struggling Florida economy, and let us regular folks enjoy some fishing before the slick screws things up for who knows how long.

What a bunch of numbnuts.
 

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69Viking (21/05/2010)
angus_cow_doctor (21/05/2010)Follow the money, my friend. Follow the money.
+1 They see an oportunity for some extra $ with LA Oyster Beds closed!
No argument there. All the more reason for our lame A$$ governor to pull out all the stops on the opening date and let the charter guys go make some money, boost tourism and a struggling Florida economy, and let us regular folks enjoy some fishing before the slick screws things up for who knows how long.

What a bunch of numbnuts.
I completely agree. Our governor doesn't seem to be doing a damn thing to help the areas that could be affected by the oil. Snapper season should have opened May 1 instead of June 1 once they realized the extent of the spill.
 

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Well here we are, the opening day of the recreational Snapper season and Governor numbnuts failed his state miserably. The oil is on top of us and weather is deteriorating. Not to mention, we're in to the "H" season as well. The ass clowns at the state and fed. level are the most incompetent bunch of screw jobs imaginable. Sorry for the rant, but it has made absolutely no sense from the beginning of this disaster that they wouldn't open the season a month early since they were already considering extending it anyway. I hope I'm wrong, but I'm really afraid that this oil spill will devastate the fishery in the Gulf so badly that there will be no more fishing at all for certain species for many, many years to come. This will be the excuse that they've been looking for to just shut down recreational fishing altogether.
 

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I completely agree. Our governor doesn't seem to be doing a damn thing to help the areas that could be affected by the oil. Snapper season should have opened May 1 instead of June 1 once they realized the extent of the spill. [/quote]

he actually just allocated 1,250,000 to srosa and esc county just to initiate more outside advertising that our beaches are still open, amongst other things. I wouldnt say he hasnt done a damn thing. Give the guy a break im sure he has more on his mind right now (esp after changing parties) other than the recreational sector of red snapper
 

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Lame is as lame does. There is a great amount of math involved in this fishery. There are lots of desk jockeys who will refuse to do the math. There will be an equal number of the same who are un-willing to consider the math, and a whole other bunch who will be un-willing to apply the math.

So.. take half of the recreational sector who are both charter and rec. out of the harvesters who will not be taking fish while working for BP and you have some lies. It matters not to me whom reads this. If you are in the decision making end of FWC or NMFS, we want to take a very close look at your ties.

We are coming for you. We have facts and math. We want to see yours.
 

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Well this will really piss everyone off. Seems they extended the shrimp season on Biscayne Bay on theEAST Coast of Florida near Miami to help the commercial fishermen due to the oil spill. But God forbid they think about us folks up here in Northwest Florida and open up snapper season a little early. Read it for yourself:

<table style="WIDTH: 100%" border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><tbody><tr class=Body><td>FWC issues order to help Biscayne Bay shrimpers</h1></td></tr><tr><td vAlign=top><p class=BodyBold>News Release

<p class=Body>May 26, 2010
Contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554 </p><p class=Body>The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has issued an executive order to extend the food shrimp fishing season in Biscayne Bay by one month. The FWC is taking this action to help relieve possible economic hardships on the commercial fishing industry that may occur as a result of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. </p><p class=Body>The order states that the ending date of the commercial harvest season for food shrimp in the Southeast Region in Miami-Dade County is extended this year from May 31 to June 30. The order also says that during the extended open season, harvest of food shrimp in this region remains prohibited from 6 a.m. on Saturdays through 6 a.m. on Sundays, per established FWC regulations.</p><p class=Body>This order, which can be viewed online from MyFWC.com/Oil Spill, takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on May 31 and will expire at 12:01 a.m. on July 1. Commercial shrimping and other saltwater fishing regulations are available online at MyFWC.com/Rules; click on "Fishing - Saltwater."</p></td></tr></tbody></table><table style="WIDTH: 100%" border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><tbody><tr class=Body><td></h1></td></tr><tr><td vAlign=top></td></tr></tbody></table><table style="WIDTH: 100%" border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><tbody><tr class=Body><td></h1></td></tr><tr><td vAlign=top></td></tr></tbody></table>
 
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