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Commercial Fishermen Unified Against Gulf Red Snapper Takeover

Commercial fishermen throughout the United States have stood up and opposed the plan by the Gulf of Mexico state managers to take over red snapper management and eliminate the commercial quota system. “It’s incredible the response we’ve gotten,” said Buddy Guindon, Executive Director of the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance based in Galveston, TX. “From Alaska to Maine, California to South Carolina, our brother and sister commercial fishermen have united ,,, Read the rest here 09:30

Australian commercial fishers say they’re under siege of the recreational lobby – Video

Around Australia, commercial fishers say they’re under siege as the recreational lobby becomes a potent political force. In Victoria, Port Phillip Bay will soon be net-free and a dedicated recreational fishing spot. Queensland’s new Labor government is considering doing likewise in Moreton Bay. And in New South Wales, the Baird Government is pushing ahead with a major structural review of the industry and is being lobbied to proclaim recreational fishing havens in estuaries along the coast. Read the rest here 08:51