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GULF REEF SURVEY question

frankiezfrankiez Posts: 396 Deckhand
My understanding about registering for the mandatory gulf reef survey is that you are giving them your contact info so that they may randomly call you to survey what you have been catching. Am I right? Opinions?

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  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 5,338 Moderator
    That's my understanding. They randomly contact you, eliminating all the yak and shoreline fishermen who never go offshore, thus getting a better sampling of the offshore fishermen
  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Posts: 24,905 AG
    Sort of.

    You are identifying yourself as a reef fisherman. This narrows the statistical sample to those who actually participate in the fishery, rather than the current federal (NMFS) sampling and modeling protocol which assumes that everyone who holds a state license does. The modeling will therefor more accurately reflect the reef fishery CPUE and is expected to result in greater access to reef fisheries in terms of quota and expanded seasons.

    You grant the state (FWRI) the ability to contact you regarding your trips and harvested fish by registering at the time you obtain your license.
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  • frankiezfrankiez Posts: 396 Deckhand
  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Posts: 24,905 AG
    :wink
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