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Posted on Jul 27, 2012 in Top Shots, Fisheries Policy, Gulf of Mexico fishing
Sport Fishing Mag
In a show of bipartisan concern for the health of the Gulf of Mexico, 20 members of the U.S. House of Representatives this week signed a letter from the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus calling on the Department of Interior (DOI) to declare a moratorium on its “idle iron” policy, currently in the process of removing hundreds of coral-covered, decommissioned oil rigs from the Gulf. Read More
Posted on Jul 9, 2012 in Top Shots, Gulf of Mexico fishing
Sport Fishing Mag
Anyone who follows this blog space at all must know that I am passionate about trying to save the Gulf of Mexico’s phenomenal, unique and magnificent vertical system of living coral reefs from destruction at the bidding of our federal Department of the Interior. Read More
Sport Fishing Mag
Let states manage stocks of red snapper and other non-migratory fish off their shores.That’s the basic message in an op-ed piece by Dr. Bob Shipp, chairman of the Dept. of Marine Sciences at the University of South Alabama and a 16-year member of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. (Shipp is also a long-time Fish Facts expert for Sport Fishing magazine.) Read More
Sport Fishing Mag
A large group of fisheries scientists and others ask the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to allow a release method less risky to fish than what the law currently requires. Read More
Posted on Apr 28, 2012 in Top Shots, Gulf of Mexico fishing
Sport Fishing Mag
Memo to Ken Salazar (U.S. Dept. of Interior): Are you listening, Mr. Secretary? In a very short time, it seems the tide is turning beneath a growing groundswell of opposition to Interior’s mandate that would destroy and remove 650 coral reefs (growing on decommissioned oil rigs) in a five-year period. The latest bit of good news for the Gulf of Mexico came on Friday (April 27) with the release of an April 24 letter to Salazar from Texas Governor Rick Perry.    Read More
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