Dolphin Wahoo comments needed

By Florida Saltwater Anglers

Ok well we didn't have a very good turnout tonight, but there is still one more chance to have your opinion heard.
Please email your comments to [email protected]

Here are some suggested comments:
Comments for Dolphin Wahoo public hearings
Amendment 5
Action 1: Revise ABC, ACL (including sector ACLs), sector allocations, and recreational ACT for dolphin and wahoo based on MRIP estimates.
We support Alternative 1. No action. (Do not revise ABC, ACLs, allocations, and ACTs for dolphin and wahoo. Data will not be updated with data from Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP), commercial, and for-hire landings.)
The present status of the dolphinfish is very stable based on the statistics from NMFS quarterly updates. Dolphinfish are not listed as overfished, undergoing overfishing, have a FSSI score of 4 (the maximum) and have maintained a Biomass to Biomass max sustainable yield ratio of 1.56 for every year since 2008. This conclusively proves that the fishery is strong and not in need of any additional regulations.

Action 2: Revise the accountability measures for dolphin and wahoo
We support Alternative 1. No action.
There is no need for any changes in the regulations for the reasons set forth above.

Action 3: Modify the dolphin sector allocations
Alternative 1. No action. Do not modify the current sector allocations for dolphin. The recreational sector allocation for dolphin is 92.7%
NOTE: The advisory panel recommended changing the allocation to 87% recreational/13% commercial

Action 4: Revise the framework procedure in the Dolphin Wahoo FMP
We support Alternative 1. No action. Do not modify the framework

Replies

  • Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 2,911 Admin
    Thanks Dave,


    I just sent my comments in by cutting and pasting the above to the address listed above. Everyone should do this as it only task a couple seconds to be heard. Below is the response i got back so it was acknowledged!
    Mark P. Wilson
    Marine Surveyor, SAMS-SA, ABYC
    Wilson Yacht Survey, Inc
    Old Bahama Bay (Owner / Board of Directors) 



  • Capt BloodCapt Blood Posts: 184 Officer
    So...no action on anything?

    What's wrong with looking at Accountability Measures? I love trolling hoos in 120' like anyone for some good eatin dolphin yet if we get the intel that things are on a downward slide, seems good to have some AM's to make sure things don't slide into the toilet.
    "...forced to become a pirate not for infamy and riches, but out of a rankling sense of injustice by the government leaders who have forsaken him..." -Rafael Sabatini-
  • saltybradsaltybrad Posts: 502 Officer
    Snapper were never endangered here so a closure was unwarranted. Color me skeptical on their flawed science. Thing about fishery management councils, there will always be closures so they can justify their jobs.
  • SlingadorSlingador Posts: 64 Deckhand
    Its insane how little interest these thread generate!!
    Listen up people!
    Btt
  • Paragon1Paragon1 Posts: 509 Officer
    Responded as well. For anyone else reading this, just cut and paste this and send it to the email listed above.

    Amendment 5
    Action 1: Revise ABC, ACL (including sector ACLs), sector allocations, and recreational ACT for dolphin and wahoo based on MRIP estimates.
    Alternative 1. No action. The present status of the dolphinfish is very stable based on the statistics from NMFS quarterly updates. Dolphinfish are not listed as overfished, undergoing overfishing, have a FSSI score of 4 (the maximum) and have maintained a Biomass to Biomass max sustainable yield ratio of 1.56 for every year since 2008. This conclusively supports that the fishery is strong and not in need of any additional regulations.

    Action 2: Revise the accountability measures for dolphin and wahoo
    Alternative 1. No action.
    There is no need for any changes in the regulations for the reasons set forth above.

    Action 3: Modify the dolphin sector allocations
    Alternative 1. No action. Do not modify the current sector allocations for dolphin.

    Action 4: Revise the framework procedure in the Dolphin Wahoo FMP
    Alternative 1. No action. Do not modify the framework
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