SAFMC admits 'No scientific findings' to support limiting the number of charter and head boats

Click and listen to John Hadley, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council lead scientist for the proposed amendment to limit the number of charter and head boats in the snapper grouper fishery, admit on an August 6, 2018 webinar that there are no scientific findings or biological or social science to support limiting for-hire permits.

Incredibly, the SAFMC continues to push for-hire limited entry despite no scientific or biological justification. Limited entry will create a “stock market” for permits and is the first step taken in creating catch share programs that destroy jobs.

Click here today and tell the SAFMC you oppose for-hire limited entry. The deadline for comments is August 17th.

Act before it's too late.

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