Grouper / snapper closure comments needed - deadline 3/9/09

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Grouper / snapper closure comments needed - deadline 3/9/09

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The deadline is 03/09/09.
Here is something we all need to fill out voice our opinions on. This is from a conservation leader on another forum but we need all fisherman to help this cause.
" Once Again your comments are needed. Amendment 16 which includes the closed season and restricted bag limits on Grouper is up for final approval by the secretary of Commerce. This is our final chance to have our voices heard on our objection to these regs.
Unfortunately this is a little more involved than John’s normal 1 step process, but it still only takes a couple of minutes.
http://www.regulations.gov/fdm...487e3
http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/c ... 64808487e3


fill out the form and express you objections to these new regs
Summary table of current and proposed regulations for the South Atlantic.

Grouper aggregate bag limit
Now - 5 fish
Amendment 16 - 3 fish

Gag/black grouper bag limit within grouper aggregate

Now - 2 gag or black grouper (combined)
Amendment 16 - 1 gag or black

Vermilion snapper bag limit

Now - 10 fish
Amendment 16 - 5 fish


Shallow-water grouper* closed season

Now - none
Amendment 16 - January - April


Vermilion snapper closed season

Now- none
Amendment 16 - November - March"

Thanks guys!
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Re: Grouper / snapper closure comments needed - deadline 3/9/09

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Since I can't edit the above post helpfully this link will work better.

http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/c ... 64808487e3
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Re: Grouper / snapper closure comments needed - deadline 3/9/09

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Question: Is the state planning on reducing the commercial harvest and season as well?
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Re: Grouper / snapper closure comments needed - deadline 3/9/09

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Please Read this PDF file it wil help to inform you of what Amendment 16 is

http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/C ... ntType=pdf
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Re: Grouper / snapper closure comments needed - deadline 3/9/09

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Thanks for adding the direct link for the Amendment. it is also list at the top of the form but you have to click on it and its hard to see.
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