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

Postby Spear'em! » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:00 am

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/component/main?main=SubmitComment&o=09000064808487e3


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"

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

Postby Spear'em! » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:16 am

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

Postby WhoDey » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:37 am

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

Postby BoatlessFisherman » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:10 pm

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

Postby Spear'em! » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:15 pm

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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