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Forum: Descending devices, venting tools, or neither? And why?
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01-04-2018, 05:53 PM
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A Vision For Our Fishery
Forum: What's your vision for the commercial fishery in the South Atlantic?
Last Post: freefish7
01-01-2018, 04:29 PM
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Are automatic updates pos...
Forum: Do you use the Council's mobile app? Why or why not?
Last Post: Aunt T
10-19-2017, 08:24 AM
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Amendment 27 Link
Forum: Commercial Visioning Amendment
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10-11-2017, 06:47 AM
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2017 Red Snapper Season
Forum: 2017 Red Snapper Season
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10-11-2017, 06:39 AM
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Descending Devices
Forum: Descending devices, venting tools, or neither? And why?
Last Post: freefish7
10-01-2017, 07:26 AM
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Fish Farming Question
Forum: Hurricane Irma
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09-18-2017, 02:42 PM
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SG Amendment 43 Q&A
Forum: What do you think about Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 (red snapper)
Last Post: freefish7
08-31-2017, 07:39 AM
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2017 Red Snapper Season
Forum: What do you think about Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 (red snapper)
Last Post: freefish7
08-29-2017, 12:54 PM
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Seismic Testing
Forum: What do you think about Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 (red snapper)
Last Post: freefish7
08-15-2017, 10:59 AM
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  testing
Posted by: devteam - 01-04-2018, 05:53 PM - Forum: Descending devices, venting tools, or neither? And why? - No Replies

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  A Vision For Our Fishery
Posted by: freefish7 - 12-09-2017, 10:09 AM - Forum: What's your vision for the commercial fishery in the South Atlantic? - Replies (1)

My vision for our snapper/grouper fishery starts with properly managing quotas for each species using appropriate possession limits and/or bycatch allowances to avoid extended closures and excessive discards. We should try to make regulatory discards rare while taking steps to help released fish survive by using tools like dehookers to avoid handling them more than necessary and descending devices to ensure bloated fish swim home. The next step should be to focus on enhancing our fisheries and food supply by stocking native seafood and creating more artificial reef habitat. Hatcheries and habitat enhancements can sustainably create more seafood and recreational opportunity in an environmentally friendly way. Wise use of these proven management tools would be the perfect blend of open-water aquaculture and wild-caught seafood that lives free and self-sufficient until harvested. We can make our fishery a successful and sustainable model that other fishermen and fishery managers around the globe will want to follow.   

I will go into greater detail about how we can achieve these goals and touch on other fishery related issues in future posts.

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  Are automatic updates possible?
Posted by: Aunt T - 10-19-2017, 08:24 AM - Forum: Do you use the Council's mobile app? Why or why not? - No Replies

I have the Ap,but I have to check to see if there are updates.I'd like to have the ability to have regulations updated automatically.

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  Amendment 27 Link
Posted by: freefish7 - 10-11-2017, 06:47 AM - Forum: Commercial Visioning Amendment - No Replies

Will you post a link to the latest version of Amendment 27?

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  2017 Red Snapper Season
Posted by: freefish7 - 10-11-2017, 06:39 AM - Forum: 2017 Red Snapper Season - No Replies

The proposed opening is a step in the right direction. It is good to see that the council is managing this as a bycatch fishery to extend the season and reduce regulatory discards. Thank you!

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  Descending Devices
Posted by: freefish7 - 10-01-2017, 07:26 AM - Forum: Descending devices, venting tools, or neither? And why? - No Replies

A fish that floats away will slowly die. Venting tools give the fish a chance but often damage vital organs. Descending devices quickly send fish past predators to a depth where expanded gases recompress so the fish can swim and survive. This is a simple solution that greatly increases survival rates of illegal fish suffering from severe barotrauma. Our goal should be to make regulatory discards rare by properly managing quotas with appropriate possession limits and/or bycatch allowances while encouraging fishermen to release fish so they have the best chance of survival.

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  Fish Farming Question
Posted by: freefish7 - 09-18-2017, 02:42 PM - Forum: Hurricane Irma - No Replies

Does the council have a position on farming fish in public waters?

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  2017 Red Snapper Season
Posted by: freefish7 - 08-29-2017, 12:54 PM - Forum: What do you think about Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 (red snapper) - No Replies

I see the council could let us keep some Red Snapper this year. That would be great. Thank you!

How do you start a new thread outside of the three existing topics?

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  SG Amendment 43 Q&A
Posted by: freefish7 - 08-25-2017, 08:27 AM - Forum: What do you think about Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 (red snapper) - Replies (2)

The council asked what we think about Amendment 43 for Red Snapper. I could not find a way to reply and decided to start a new thread on the topic.

I support Alternative 5.

We should consider setting up a tagging program to coincide with any openings to collect much needed data.

We should also educate fishermen about the best release methods that increase survival rates and reward compliance with lower discard mortality projections.

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  Seismic Testing
Posted by: freefish7 - 08-11-2017, 07:19 AM - Forum: What do you think about Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 (red snapper) - Replies (2)

I recently attended a meeting in Morehead City about seismic testing for oil and gas deposits off our coast. It looks like at least five oil companies have requested permits for each of them to do their own confidential seismic tests. My comments boiled down to asking if NC or NOAA could map oil and gas deposits once using the safest methods and make those results public so everyone knows exactly what we are dealing with. 

What does the SAFMC think about this idea?

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