South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Affected fishermen frustrated with proposed regulations

fishermen safmc frustrationThe South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is collecting feedback from dozens of fishing areas from Florida up to North Carolina about the snapper-grouper fishery. “We want some controversial items that are opposed by nearly all fishermen removed, like catch shares, which is an effort to privatize the fishery, electronic monitoring of a vessel, and more closed fishing areas,” said Tom Swatzel, a council member with Sustainable Fishing.  “We just don’t need those at this time.” “How much consideration was put in about what we the fishermen Read the rest here 13:05

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