The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a series of public hearings over the next few weeks on a dangerous privatization scheme for Gulf red snapper. All meetings begin at 6pm local time. Can't attend? CLICK HERE to comment online.
The Council’s own Red Snapper Advisory Panel rejected Amendment 40 at its meeting last week, making the following three recommendations to the Council:
The Red Snapper Advisory Panel recommends that for Action 1, Alternative1 – No Action, be the preferred Alternative in Amendment 40.
The Red Snapper Advisory Panel recommends that the Council take a detailed economic analysis of the impacts of sector separation and the reallocation of quota be completed before consideration of Amendment 40.
The Red Snapper Advisory Panel recommends that the Council request a legal analysis on the necessity of a referendum that includes the entire recreational sector before consideration of Amendment 40.
For more information on the Amendment 40 privatization scheme, click HERE.
Take a few moments to tell the Council to listen to its own Advisory Panel, to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and to thousands of recreational anglers – say NO to the false promise of Amendment 40.