Gulf Reef Shareholders Blast Critical News Report of Red Snapper Catch Share Management
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] February 13, 2017
The Gulf of Mexico Reef Shareholders’ Alliance blasted a series of articles published by a local news affiliate in New Orleans that targeted the commercial red snapper catch share program.
Last week the Fox 8 New Orleans published several articles about the implementation of federal catch shares for the commercial red snapper fishery. The articles conclude that the catch share program created “snapper barons,” a select group of fishermen that control most of the commercial red snapper fishery.
“We are baffled and disappointed that a reporter and a Washington DC politician teamed up to tear down a longstanding program that allows innovative fishermen to build profitable businesses and sustainable fisheries...
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