Commercial interests will then have 30 days to file a complaint in federal court, where they hope to demonstrate that, among other things, Amendment 53 decreases fishery yields while increasing discards and risk of overfishing, violating National Standards 4 and 9 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
December 23, 2021
"Commercial fishermen are disappointed the council opted for a 'false promise of short-term gain' over sustained conservation." - Eric Brazer, Shareholders' Alliance Deputy Director
July 9, 2021
Commercial fishing is just as important to the gulf tourist economy as recreational fishing, even though the benefits are often overlooked.
July 8, 2021
Commercial fishing is just as important to the Gulf tourist economy as recreational fishing, even though the benefits are often overlooked. If commercial fishermen can’t catch enough local species like grouper, the impacts will ripple through the critically important restaurant industry. Less grouper to catch means less grouper for restaurants, and that will inevitably lead to higher prices at the table.
"Taking 600,000 pounds of red grouper quota not only directly hurts hard-working American fishermen who rely on grouper for the businesses, but it also takes fish away from the American consumer who, through the covid-19 pandemic, proved that they are looking for more seafood and more domestic seafood.” - Bubba Cochrane, Shareholders' Alliance President
June 31, 2021
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