Tag Archives: Reef Fish Amendment 40

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

CCA takes stand against Gulf red snapper Reef Fish Amendment 40

If Amendment 40 passes, 75 percent of the entire Gulf red snapper fishery will likely be privately held for private profit. Sector Separation proposes to separate charter/for-hire businesses from the recreational sector and give personalized allotments of red snapper to use as their own. <Read more here> 15:43

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Reef Fish Amendment 40 – Sector Separation Public Meetings, Public Hearings,& Scoping Workshops, Aug 4 -19, 2014

All public hearings begin at 6:00 p.m. local time and end no later than 9:00 p.m. Times Locations and Dates. A Note on Scoping: Scoping is the process of identifying issues, potential impacts, and reasonable alternatives associated with the issue at hand. It provides the first and best opportunity for the public to make suggestions or to raise issues and concerns before the Council begins developing an amendment. Read more here 11:11