Gulf Coast Council and letter
I have listed the address below. I will have a letter out Monday approved by RFA National to send for those that would like to use it. A form letter is not the best approach. Please
put them on your letterhead and ad a personal comment.
We all need to be on the same page in what we ask for. NMFS/GCC love divide and conquer in meetings when they have a choice to make. We need to make the choice for them on the front end as LBJ would say"Let's hold the meeting before the meeting". It is difficult to achieve anything without agreement beforehand. A unified group is hard to talk down. Texas needs to stand pat on our hold cards.
We should ask for first five fish period and a 12 month season. We should mention this would be in line with reducing regulatory discards. With a 70% mortality in the fishery this would be a true Conservation move for the Council and National Marine Fisheries in the Recreational Sector.
Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Council
2203 North Lois Avenue
Tel: 813-348-1630 (toll-free 888-833-1844)