CCA Comments on Black Grouper Allocation
Coastal Conservation Association objects to the measure included in the proposed Generic Annual Catch Limit/Accountability Measures Amendment that purports to establish commercial and recreational allocations for black grouper. In short, the Magnuson-Stevens Act requires that before such an allocation can be made, analyses of the impacts of the alternatives to the recreational sector of this fishery must be conducted. To my knowledge, no such analyses have been conducted for black grouper in the Gulf of Mexico.
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