RECREATIONAL DATA TAKEN HOSTAGE BY GULF SNAPPER ANGLERS

redsnapperIf you pay any attention to fishery management issues (and if you’re reading this blog, it’s pretty clear that you do), you know that one of the most contentious issues, which comes up year after year, is the estimate of recreational landings. Commercial landings are pretty easy to measure, because commercial fishermen, as well as the processors and packing houses that purchase their products, are generally required to report such landings on a timely basis. To be sure, there are holes in the process.  But when it comes to recreational landings, it’s not that easy.  There are thousands of commercial fishermen on the coast; there are millions of anglers. Read the post here 14:10

One Response to RECREATIONAL DATA TAKEN HOSTAGE BY GULF SNAPPER ANGLERS

  1. Ec Newell Man says:

    So far, not one comment on what could be one of the biggest fishery issues, now involving congress, the federal court, NOAA/NMFS and ENGO groups, besides the people actually involved in the fishery industry/business?

    Wow….

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