Better question is:Kim (11/1/2009)there are 600,000 tags mentioned, how many recreational anglers are there out of the 20 million Florida residents??
How many boat owners that have a boat that can get offshore to get snapper? I wouldn't consider poontoon boats and skiffs in this equation. They can request them if they like though. That is still not gonna stop the accurate count of snapper caught. Folks in South Florida may be lucky to catch 20 snapper a year. That is why there is flawed data in the STOCK of snapper.
Also wouldn't count on that many tags being requested out of SOUTH FLORIDA, just like snook lic. requested up here.