Category Archives: Regulations & Rules – Saltwater Fishing

You need to know the rules ti play the game – and they change a lot!

WINNING THE RED SNAPPER “WAR”? NEW MANAGEMENT BY GULF STATES OFFICIALLY PROPOSED!

The five Gulf States , through their Fisheries and Wildlife agencies, have formulated a plan to take control of red snapper management away from the Federal Government – through NOAA and NMFS – and give it to the new coalition … Continue reading

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RED SNAPPER QUOTAS FOR 2015 ANNOUNCED

This just released by the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries management Council: For Immediate Release March 3, 2015 Gulf Council Votes to Increase the Red Snapper Quotas for 2015 and Beyond The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met today via … Continue reading

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LONGER RED SNAPPER SEASON POSSIBLE?

This is from a NOAA representative on the SSC, in regards to a longer red snapper season being possible, IF the bag limit is reduced from 2 fish per day to 1. “We predicted ~30+ days in A40. If catch … Continue reading

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LATEST NEWS ABOUT TRIGGERFISH

BAD news for those who might actually like to catch them! SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN (Gulf of Mexico) FB15-007 Rich Malinowski 727-824-5305 January 26, 2015 Gulf of Mexico Recreational Gray Triggerfish Federal Fishing Season to Close NOAA Fisheries is closing federal … Continue reading

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Rep. Vitter (R-LA) Pushes Back Against Sector Separation

THIS WAS FORWARDED TO ME. Be sure to click on the link to the letter and read it. It is a great letter. For Immediate Release Contact: Luke Bolar, Cheyenne Steel December 4, 2014 (202) 224-6176 Vitter Urges Dept. of … Continue reading

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Dr. Bob Ship On Red Snapper

Here is a link to an interview with Dr. Bob Ship, possibly the single best “expert” on red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico alive. I will let Dr. Ship tell his own story: http://www.nola.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2014/08/gulf_fishing_authority_says_re.html

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WEBINAR ABOUT NATIONAL FISHERIES POLICY WEDNESDAY!

This notice was sent out by NMFS. Check their website to register. WEBINAR July 9th: Seeking Input on National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy Good morning, A friendly reminder to sign up now for a webinar on the National Saltwater Recreational … Continue reading

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RED SNAPPER NEWS FROM THE GULF COUNCIL

The record nine-day red snapper season in the Federally regulated waters of the Gulf of Mexico has not been the only snapper related activity to come from the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council recently. In late June, the state … Continue reading

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RED SNAPPER CATCH DATA COLLECTION EFFORTS

NFMS has finally decided to pretend to be improving red snapper data collection, as it was mandated to do by Congress seven years ago. The call for public comments on data collection, however, was only published in the Federal Register, … Continue reading

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HOPE ON THE MAGNUSON-STEVENS ACT FROM CONGRESS, MOSTLY FROM FLORIDA’S STEVE SOUTHERLAND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2014 Contact: Matt McCullough (202) 225-5235 SOUTHERLAND TAKES LEADING ROLE IN FISHERIES REAUTHORIZATION WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II took a leading role today in the House Natural Resources Committee’s approval of legislation … Continue reading

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