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    LonglinesComing to Florida Straits

    Well I just got the call I did not want to get.

    Margo at HMS has let the fox into the hen house and has approved the Exempt Fishery Permit to let a nearly unlimited group of longlines back into the closed zone of the coast of Florida North of Stuart.

    Sorry you East Coast guys, probably will see a significant decline it tuna, dolphin, marlin, swords, etc

    This is clearly opening the zone as it is a three year permit.

    Thank you Margo Schulze-Haugen at HMS for giving in to commercial interests.

    This is what happens when we don't pay attention

    Tell her what you think at Margo.Schulze-Haugen@NOAA.gov

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    https://www.votervoice.net/COASTAL/C.../53985/Respond

    pre-written letter to voice opposition.
    "He who hoots with the owls at night will not soar with the eagles at dawn"
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    This proposal was clearly voted against by the HMS panel, but Margo, Scott Taylor of Day Boast LLC and Dave Kerstetter, (the worst fishery researcher on the planet) met privately with Margo, cut some kind of inside deal and now we have 6-12 boats fishing in the closed zone under the BS of research.

    This isn't research, the "scientist" is paid by the longline company so he will train the crew as observers and call it fake science.

    This guy Dave Kerstetter has produced some of the worst research anyone has ever submitted.

    This guy is a joke and the "science" is BS!

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    Best "science" money can buy! Enviros/commercials use their foundation $$ to fund bogus "science" to bolster their agenda.

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    There's no corruption, nothing to see here, move along.....
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfman View Post
    There's no corruption, nothing to see here, move along.....
    I have a nice piece of bottom land I have been holding onto but I think it might be time to let it go. It`s about 40 miles west of Clearwater. Are you interested?

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