Posted on June 15, 2018

The hope is that the opportunity to explore new ideas in and better track the recreational side, which has exceeded its quota in 23 of the past 27 years, will promote accountability and lessen the fleets’ effect on the commercial and charter industries. The concept has received support from the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance.


Posted on June 7, 2018

These EFPs, if implemented with real-time data collection, could prevent overfishing, while at the same time could allow increased and more flexible access for the private angler sector,” the group said in a statement. “This would help private anglers without hurting commercial fishermen.


Posted on June 6, 2018

Commercial and charter fishermen, like myself, support the EFPs process because it takes fishermen’s creative ideas and allows them to be tested on the water. All sectors of the snapper fishery recognize that something needs to change for the private anglers, and the EFPs, if implemented properly, could provide the avenue for a change that benefits everyone.



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