Tag: red snapper
Recently introduced legislation by Congressman David Jolly of Florida will hopefully lead to a more accurate count of red snapper and other reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico.
If the fishing industry had a CEO, Dr. Bill Hogarth, Director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography, is convinced he would not last a month.
As the Department of Commerce continues to move forward with activities funded through the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2015, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby has written Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker expressing strong concerns with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) management of the red snapper fishery.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met in Biloxi, Mississippi the former administrative capital of French Louisiana once named Bilocci, to discuss a number of fishery issues, including regional management for recreational red snapper and red snapper allocation.
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Representative Bradley Byrne of Alabama have taken the lead on a Congressional letter addressed to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker urging the Secretary to ensure that NOAA acts swiftly on electronic data collection funding.
The Gulf Council recently held their first meeting of the new year in Point Clear, Alabama, a town where wealthy families from Mobile and New Orleans tried to hide from yellow fever outbreaks by escaping to the daily breeze off Mobile Bay they deemed as “good air”.
During Washington Mardi Gras in mid-January, the offices of the Gulf coast Congressional Delegation will once again be filled with members of the Gulf Seafood Institute spreading the message of the economic and environmental importance of the Gulf of Mexico and the seafood industries that it supports.
Located near the Intracoastal Canal in the heart of Gulf’s busiest oil and gas port, Gulf Seafood Institute’s new founding member Steve Tomeny operates the last large boat of a once thriving charter for hire recreational industry.
The Gulf Council approved Reef Fish Amendment 40, a measure differentiating the amount of fish caught by recreational anglers and charter boat companies.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met in Biloxi, MS to discuss a number of fishery issues, including recreational red snapper sector separation and accountability measures.
A federal ruling has been handed down that the U.S. government violated the law by failing to properly manage the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper fishery.
Misinformation has spread in both traditional and online media about the current proposed Red Snapper allocation change under consideration by the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council.
They say the camera adds a few pounds, but friends of Galveston fisherman Buddy Guindon have been tormenting him recently with the question “how many cameras did they use?” Guidon is the star of a recent H-E-B grocery store’s “Fresh from the Seafood Department” commercial filmed on his boat.
The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council has scheduled a series of public hearings in all five Gulf States on the contenuous topic of Gulf Red Snapper Allocation. Amendment 28 examines allocating red snapper resources for the recreational fishing sector.
A fourteen foot wave breaking the bow and crashing into the cockpit of the 50 foot Chelsea Ann doesn’t scare Bill “Bubba” Cochrane, its just part of his job as a Gulf of Mexico commercial fisherman.