As recreational anglers, we find ourselves at the precipice of a breakthrough in state management of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks to work done by the Gulf states, the federal government and through the Gulf Council, we now have an opportunity to give public testimony on a plan that would allow the […]
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Fisheries Science, Not Science Fiction
The only thing more fun than catching fish is sitting back at the dock with a beer in hand telling stories about the day’s catch. Fishermen are natural storytellers who love talking about fishing, spinning tales of the one that got away or the fish that gets bigger every time the story is told. Fishing […]
State EFP’s: Testing a Solution with State and Federal Management?
Photo: Lucas Bissett As divisive as the topic of red snapper management is, it’s no surprise that popular opinion paints this as an all or nothing argument. On one side, you have federal oversight and keeping the status quo and on the other you have state management with no federal oversight. I say, why not […]