GMFMC to give significant portion of recreational red-snapper quota to charter-boat industry – Up to 95% could be privately owned!

GMFMC SidebarRecreational-fishing advocacy groups have come out with guns blazing after the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted at a meeting last week in Mobile, Ala., to further decrease the size of the recreational red-snapper quota. Reef Fish Amendment 40 awards a yet-to-be-determined amount of fish to the charter-boat industry, and those red snapper will be taken entirely out of the recreational quota. Read the rest here 08:33