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Red Snapper (enemies?)

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This question is directed to any recreational fisherman that fish for red snapper.

NMFS cut the season to 11 days and that will likely get shorter because of further actions due to noncompliance. This latest cut is the result of a lawsuit brought by a number of individuals.

Would you knowingly do business with any of them?

My answers is No! What is yours?
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   motorboat
Where is a list of those individuals?
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Sorry for the delay. It rolled down due to inactivity so I didn't realize anyone had responded.

Here is a list of the ones who brought the lawsuit.

KENNETH GUINDON
QUALITY AMERICAN SEAFOOD, LLC
A&B SEAFOOD, INC
WILLIAM WRIGHT,
WALKER FISHING FLEET, INC.,
DAVID WALKER
LINDA BOVAIRD
BLUE DOLPHIN FISHING, INC
LEWIS T BESSINGER
JAMES M WHITFIELD
WILLIAM COCHRANE
CHRISTOPHER NIQUET
BARTHOLOMEW NIQUET
JAMES M CLEMENTS
BUCCANEER FISH CO.
JOHN ANDERSON
GLENHART BROOKS , III
RUSSELL UNDERWOOD
F/V DREAMCATCHER, INC.
ARIEL SEAFOODS OF FLORIDA, INC
DAVID KREBS
DONALD A. WATERS
WAYNE WERNER
KATIE'S SEAFOOD MARKET, LLC
KEITH GUINDON
MARTIN ARNOLD,
FISH FOR AMERICA, LLC
GULF FISHERMEN'S ASSOCIATION, INC.
GULF OF MEXICO REEF FISH SHAREHOLDER'S ALLIANCE

Here is a good read on what is being pushed and why it sucks. Just so NO to catch shares for recs.

This is all being funded and pushed by the EDF. That should be all anyone needs to know.

http://www.theonlinefisherman.com/fishing-politics-all/599-wrapped-external-conservation-sites/5876-steve-southerland
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   shadrig
Thanks Mike. Every rec fisherman should read this. You weren't kidding when you said it was a lot deeper and more complex than most realize. I seriously doubt the vast majority of fishermen have or had any idea this is going on. I hope this spreads like wildfire.
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   fso001
The problem is these people are not interested in anything but themselves and their businesses. I don't see how they can claim that recreational fisherman overfish their quotas? How do they know that?
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How do they know that you ask. Simple... NMFS claim that fishing pressure goes up every year on RS despite the downward trend that has actually been happening since the creel limits have been reduced so much, not to mention the shortened season. They they factor in the fishing is so great that the weights keep going up.

Strange how they SAY we overfished yet the resource keeps getting bigger and better each year.... hmmmm... Sounds like a contradiction to me. If you over fish then the population is getting worse by definition. hmmmm...
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The weights keep going up (recreational) because we catch bigger fish.
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Mike,

I would love to see the sportsman do a cover story on all the wasted snapper commercial guys kill. We all know they weed through the large ones to get the ones that weigh less than eight pounds. They kill more fish than they catch, and they blame us for overfishing!
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