These are some guidelines and objectives a guide assn.could achieve.
1.Because you do not have a recognized and effective lobby group,the
National Park Service is running all over you.The latest,I heard is the
fee to operate in the Park is doubling for guides.
2.The paying to launch in the Nat.Park thru a private owner is a farce.
If we had to pay to enter thru private owners to go to Yellowstone Nat.
Park,Congress would resolve that issue in a day.
3.All tarpon and snook caught by guide boats are catch and release.
4.All guides in the assn.will use barbless hooks.
5.Start lobbying for large areas closed to only elec.motors to allow grass
flats to recover.Start with Pumpkin and Buttonwood.
6.Challenge local and county restrictions.For example,Naples said no
boats can come within 150 yds.of the Pier.Now we find out they had
no authority in these waters.
7.Establish a fishing standard above and beyond the Captain's license.