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Discussion Starter #82 (Edited)
Red snapper allowance could be reduced
despite abundance of fish


" With 10′s of millions more red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico than previously thought, fisheries managers are going to . . . lower the allowable catch for Alabama and other Gulf states?

This seemingly illogical conclusion is being leaned toward and probably will be confirmed at a Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council meeting this week. According to fishery managers, since Gulf anglers exceeded the harvest they had set for 2019 by a slim margin—in large part because of the amazing number of fish available--the allotted number of fishing days and/or limits might be reduced.

Fishery managers are also talking about a “calibration” process that would merge their population estimate into the new population estimate.
The merging is sure to result in a reduced final estimate,
which could very well result in an undesirable result for fishermen, at least short term
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Under calibration alternatives,
Alabama and Mississippi allocations would be cut in half.
Alabama’s
quota for red snapper could go from 1.12 million pounds in 2020
to 547,298 pounds in 2021.

#states know best


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