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    Quote Originally Posted by ANUMBER1 View Post
    BTW, blood, sweat, and tears to get to that point.
    10 day derby's, eff the weather.. They paid their dues..

    Please keep politics out of this tommy..
    Ridiculous entitlement mentality - the American People owe nothing to the commercial IFQ shareholders, and they certainly do not deserve ownership of our Public Trust Resources nor do they deserve to be exempted from paying royalties to the nation.

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    still all the guys who say they 'know it all' have done nothing with all the information that is at hand..
    they act like dictators on here jumping on anyone who posts something to try to make it better to the guys who are just fed up with the bs...
    just another day at the forum office for some.. if you were judged by what you got accomplished your report cards would not look good and the bottom would say "bullies others for their opinions"... just saying the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by testerman28 View Post
    still all the guys who say they 'know it all' have done nothing with all the information that is at hand..
    they act like dictators on here jumping on anyone who posts something to try to make it better to the guys who are just fed up with the bs...
    just another day at the forum office for some.. if you were judged by what you got accomplished your report cards would not look good and the bottom would say "bullies others for their opinions"... just saying the truth.
    We are attempting to do something; http://www.Freedom2Fish.org

    We met with Congressional leaders and have had some impact; support for HR2023 and possibly with our new 39 day season that our Gulf Congressmen hammered out directly with the Secretary of Commerce, going over the heads of the corrupt NMFS/EDF/Gulf Council.

    The recreational fishermen are beginning to be heard, and we will be raising funds across the Gulf to really begin affecting change in the near future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by testerman28 View Post
    if you were judged by what you got accomplished your report cards would not look good and the bottom would say "bullies others for their opinions"... just saying the truth.
    I suggest you do some investigative work.................take the Gulf and south Atlantic councils........research the last 10 amendments pertaining to bottom fishing for each............go to the federal register and read the "public comment and input" recorded for each amendment..........then go see how the councils actually voted.

    Then report back and tell us who you think is guilty of "bullies others for their opinions".

    just saying the truth
    Common sense ain't so common anymore.

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    how many years have both of you (and others ) been at this fight for the American Red Snapper and the American Public?

    someones making money.. not much done but craziness .. grey areas are never going to be a decision.

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    Testerman - if you were judged by what you got accomplished your report card would not look good and the bottom would say "bullies others for their opinions"... just saying the truth.

    What have YOU accomplished? Aren't you bullying someone for their opinion? Aren't you being a bit hypocritical here?

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    Tom, how many days did Texas give up to help the rec fishermen here in the eastern gulf?
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.

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    Looks like 42 days. 4 days a week for 11 weeks, minus 2 days for July 3-4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hilton View Post
    It's felony theft of our Public Trust Resources.
    It's time for the Trump administration to put an end to this scam.
    I doubt that will happen.........not with the 1%er Wilbur Ross just announcing who he is giving the helm of the ship to. Unless you want Gulf Fishery managed like Alaska.


    Chris Oliver named assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries

    Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, with concurrence from the White House, selected Chris Oliver as assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries. Oliver assumes his new position this week.

    As assistant administrator, Oliver will oversee the federal agency responsible for recreational and commercial fisheries that contribute more than $200 billion to the nation's economy and support nearly two million jobs. In addition to managing productive and sustainable domestic fisheries, including some aspects of marine aquaculture, the agency works to recover and conserve protected resources such as whales, sea turtles, and corals.

    “Oliver’s background and expertise will be an asset at NOAA Fisheries as they work to reduce our nation’s $11 billion dollar seafood trade deficit,” said Ross.

    NOAA Fisheries has offices in 15 states and U.S. territories, including five regional offices, six science centers, and 24 labs and fish stations.

    For the past 27 years, Oliver worked at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council--first as a fisheries biologist, later as deputy director, and finally as executive director for 16 years. Through his long-time participation in the Council Coordination Committee and various international fishery management organizations, Oliver gained extensive knowledge of national and international fisheries issues. A Texas native, Oliver also worked on Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery management issues prior to moving to Alaska in 1990.

    “Chris is a fisherman himself and has rich experience in fisheries leadership positions around the country and internationally,” said Ben Friedman, acting NOAA administrator. “He’s a natural fit for this position and we look forward to working with him.”

    “I’m honored to take the helm at an agency that focuses on the scientific underpinning and management mission of our nation’s thriving fisheries," said Oliver. "I intend to focus many of our resources on that core science and management mission, and seek opportunities for efficiencies in our fisheries regulatory processes. We will continue to make long-term sustainability the top priority, while looking for ways to maximize fishing opportunities for the benefit of recreational and commercial fishermen, processors, coastal communities, and the economies which depend upon them."
    Common sense ain't so common anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hilton View Post
    It's time for the Trump administration to put an end to this scam.
    Tom, You're right, it is time. However, and without devolving into a political conversation, you think the current administration will make things better? Look who they chose to head the NOAA: Chris Oliver.

    http://www.savingseafood.org/news/wa...oaa-fisheries/

    What does that tell you?

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