PUBLIC COMMENT MEETINGS ON REEF FISH AMENDMENT 40 – SECTOR SEPARATION

The Gulf Council will be holding Public Comment meetings in several Gulf of Mexico port citied on the proposed Reef Fish Amendment 40, which would create Sector Separation in the recreational red snapper fishing industry. This move would divide the current recreational quota of red snapper into two new quotas, one for purely recreational fishermen, the other for recreational-for-hire (charter and head boat) fishing. Proponents are mostly from the for-hire sector, and they feel such a division would allow them more time to fish, and possibly more fish to catch. Others weighing in on the subject feel it would just lead to further division among those fishing for red snapper.

Meetings in Texas will be held:

August 4, 2014 – Galveston – Galveston Hilton Hotel

August 5, 2014 – Port Aransas – Plantation Suites and Conference Center

All meetings begin at 6PM and end at 9PM.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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