State control of red snapper fisheries creates problems – Tom Marvel, owner/operator, F/V Sea Marvel

Tom Marvel is owner/operator of the commercial fishing vessel Sea MarvelMuch has been written about the ongoing debate over red snapper, most recently by J. Scott Butherus of the Naples Daily News in July. I would like to offer a different perspective. The article criticizes the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council for treating red snapper as one homogeneous group and therefore managing them as such. However, biologically they are one group. It seems the article takes issue with current management, more so with how fishermen are managed as opposed to how the fish are managed. Read the rest here 08:49