• verified badgeChris Attaway posted an update in the group Group logo of Sportsmans Rights OrganizationSportsmans Rights Organization 1 year, 8 months ago

    Recreational anglers pushed the Trump administration to intervene after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration set the shortest recreational snapper season on record – just three days in June. The result was a deal between the Commerce Department and Gulf states to extend the season.

    Why did they have to do this? Because private anglers & even the fishing-for-hire sectors were getting the short end of the stick vs Commercial Fishing. Can you imagine if we had a less friendly group running Washington? Of course you can. It’s all politics. Even NPR agrees:

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/07/07/535021139/who-gets-to-fish-for-red-snapper-in-the-gulf-its-all-politics

    “We want a fair shake,” says Blakeley Ellis, executive director of the Coastal Conservation Association of Alabama, a group representing private anglers.

    “If we can’t go, I don’t think it’s fair that I’ve got to sit on the dock and somebody can write a check and get to do the same thing,” he says.

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