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Fish Farming Question
Forum: Hurricane Irma
Last Post: freefish7
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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Thanks For The Forum SAFM...
Forum: Descending devices, venting tools, or neither? And why?
Last Post: freefish7
08-01-2017, 11:03 AM
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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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  Thanks For The Forum SAFMC
Posted by: freefish7 - 08-01-2017, 11:03 AM - Forum: Descending devices, venting tools, or neither? And why? - No Replies

I would like to thank the council for setting up this forum where permit holders can discuss fishery issues when it is convenient for us. The forum gives us a chance to be involved in management like never before. I hope fishermen will take advantage of this unique opportunity to politely debate ways we can improve safety, sustainability, and efficiency in our fisheries. The council has extended an olive branch that we should accept. Please treat them and everyone else on here like you want to be treated.

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