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12-08-2006, 09:56 AM
Volume 9 Issue 3
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12-08-2006, 10:43 AM
So I guess you got your stuff from RFA.
12-08-2006, 03:39 PM
I don't know about the other parts, but Thomas J. Hilton seems way, way off base with this statement:
B. Commercial effort has been grossly underestimated. The 2005 figures from the Gulf Council show that only about 4.1 million pounds were landed commercially - this equates to about 18% of (active permit) capacity. Simply put, the Gulf Council is assuming that only 23 (out of 130)! active Class 1 permit holders and 81 (out of 452)! active Class 2 permit holders went out and caught their trip limit 6x per month x 11
months to achieve this 4.1 million pound landing total. The Gulf Council would then be forced to assume that the other 82% of the permit holders did not fish at all. Based on conversations with law enforcement personnel and other people on the docks, this scenario is HIGHLY unlikely. Another way to look at the same figures is this; On average, each permit holder went fishing and caught his trip limit about once per month –
again, HIGHLY unlikely. The overabundance of permits combined with the lack of enforcement sets the stage for the egregious commercial over-fishing that is currently occurring. We believe that the commercial sector is responsible for landing closer to 20 million pounds of red snapper annually for the last 15 to 20 years. We believe that NMFS’ refusal to acknowledge both “1A”and “1B” is due to the fact that both of these indicate a much larger biomass existing in the Gulf than they want to admit. There needs to be an immediate reduction in commercial permits by about 80%.
I know a number of class 2 permit holders on the Florida coast, all pretty good fishermen. With that permit, they can only catch up to 200lbs, between the first and 10th of each month.
I don't know a single one that is lucky enough to do that even three times a year, let alone 6.
Also, fish can only be sold to FEDERALLY LICENSED SEAFOOD WHOLESALERS which must maintain accurate records of purchases and sales, as well as the fishermen. They all have to match and they all are reported to the government.
Fudging those things would put both businesses at a tremendous risk.
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