No snapper fishing for all

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 09:34 AM.

 What real good is an 11 day season?  Of course a charter fishing business cannot stay in business very long with these shortened seasons that are now on all species.  Why would they let commercial fishermen catch fish for other people when they won’t let charter boats take people fishing that want to catch their own Red Snapper to eat, or the general public that just wants to catch their own to eat??

So now, they (NOAA ,NMFS)are arbitrarily putting the CFH sector and many, many people  and business’s out of work all for the good of a few commercial fishermen. If Red snapper is closed for charter fishermen and recreational fisherman –it should be closed for the Commercial fishermen as well. Take Red Snapper off the restaurant’s menu. If we cannot even go catch some for our own dinner, why should we be able to buy it from someone else??

  Fire-- Roy Crabtree and Andy Strelcheck-- from the NMFS, NOAA.  Get  the environmental groups like Oceans Conservancy, EDF, Pew and their puppet groups like Share the Gulf, out of fisheries Management.

  Please call Steve Southerland, Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson. Ask them to help get our fish back!

                                          These Fish are Our Fish


Capt Tom Adams

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