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Catch shares coming to the South Atlantic?

100days100days Senior MemberDeep Blue SeaPosts: 150 Deckhand
Several commercial fishing interests are trying to sneak in a catch shares type program in the South Atlantic.If this happens,say hello to rich commercial guys hiring lobbyists to get politicians steal recreational allotments and push smaller mom and pop commercial operators out of business like in the Gulf and everywhere else they have been tried.


This link takes you to the Council For Sustainable Fishing webpage dedicated to this issue.There are links to the SAMFC comment page as well as to the actual application that was submitted.

http://www.sustainablefishing.org/

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  • 100days100days Senior Member Deep Blue SeaPosts: 150 Deckhand
    In-Person Public Comment:You can show up at the meeting to voice your opinion

    Wednesday, March 8 @ 4:30 PM

    Westin Jekyll Island
    110 Ocean Way
    Jekyll Island, GA 31527
  • bswivbswiv Senior Member Posts: 8,431 Admiral
    100days wrote: »
    Several commercial fishing interests are trying to sneak in a catch shares type program in the South Atlantic.If this happens,say hello to rich commercial guys hiring lobbyists to get politicians steal recreational allotments and push smaller mom and pop commercial operators out of business like in the Gulf and everywhere else they have been tried.


    This link takes you to the Council For Sustainable Fishing webpage dedicated to this issue.There are links to the SAMFC comment page as well as to the actual application that was submitted.

    http://www.sustainablefishing.org/

    Catch Shares are not supported by Southeast Fisheries Association, the industry lobby. They are loved by the NGOs and some in NOAA.

    Very few "rich commercial fisherman" out there, very few!

    Where you are correct is in the basics, that being that big entities like regulation and special deals.

    And I'll stop there because we are slipping over into POLITICS.......and I am to old to get banned!
  • TightenUpTightenUp Member ponte vedraPosts: 62 Deckhand
    There isn't a commercial guy around here that wants this. This is coming from up nort in the Carolinas. There is a few individuals that own a few snapper boats that this would be beneficial too. The rest of them are very opposed to this and are fighting against it.
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