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Looks like there is a snag in the sector separation concept



  • Tom HiltonTom Hilton Posts: 1,595 Captain
    The spreadsheet should have been made available PRIOR to the October Gulf Council meeting as the information contained is extremely pertinent and probably would have affected the vote on AM 40. This is the type of information we have been asking for years, yet they claimed they couldn't provide anything until AFTER sector segregation was approved. What? Sounds like a slimy used car salesman's pitch; "Sorry, can't give you any information on the car or let you drive it until AFTER you buy it. Bogus, to the extreme - and these are the best minds in the fisheries? What a joke.

    It also shows, as you point out Triple, that AM 40 solves nothing - the same problems remain due to the egregiously bad data, and that is for the minority % of fishermen that it only addresses. Of course AM 40 doesn't even address the majority of recreational anglers in the Gulf and how it would affect them, the Gulf coastal communities and businesses.

    It is simply a REQUIRED prerequisite for implementation of Catch Shares and the privatization of our Public Trust Resource - nothing more, nothing less.
  • snake 166snake 166 Posts: 101 Deckhand
    In the big picture of this, these individual shares are going to sold or traded so that the CFH that focus on bottom fishing will have the lion's share of the poundage. There will be no "Sunset" because by that time the bartering and trading will have made it impossible to go back without bankrupting half the fleet.
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