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Despite annual increases
in the recreational red snapper quota, the fishing season has become
progressively shorter since 1996. This has negatively impacted both private and
for-hire recreational fishermen.
The Council is considering a
pilot Days-at-Sea program to address the negative impacts that current
management measures have had on the for-hire component of the recreational
This issue is at the
scoping phase of the fishery management process. The Council wants your input to
help identify potential impacts of the pilot program and suggest reasonable
alternatives to solve the problems.
Photo: Mark Miller
There are a couple of ways
to get involved.
First, you can learn more
about the issues being addressed and the proposed pilot program by reading the
full document; reading this handy-dandy guide; or watching this
video presentation:
Next, you can send us your
thoughts and answers to the questions we pose using this online comment form.
We also invite you to
learn more and speak with us directly at one of the following scoping
Photo: Barry Baham

March 25, 2013 
Gulfport, Mississippi 
Courtyard Marriott 
1600 E. Beach Blvd. 
Gulfport, MS 39501 
(228) 864-4310

March 26, 2013
Orange Beach, Alabama 

Fairfield Inn & Suites 
3111 Loop Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561 

(251) 543-4444

March 27, 2013
Destin, Florida
Destin Community Center 

101 Stahlman Ave. 
Destin, FL 32541
(850) 654-5184

Photo: Mike Jennings


Naples, Florida

Courtyard Marriott 
3250 US 41 N. 
Naples, FL 34103 
(239) 434-8700

April 1, 2013

Galveston Island, Texas 

Hilton Galveston Island 
5400 Seawall Blvd. 
Galveston Island, TX 77551 
(409) 744-5000

April 2, 2013
St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park 

Photo: Mike Jennings

950 Lake Carillon Drive
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

(727) 540-0050

Corpus Christi, Texas

Hilton Garden Inn

6717 S. Padre Island Drive

Corpus Christi, TX 78412 
(361) 991-8200

April 3, 2013
Kenner, Louisiana
Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport 

2829 Williams Blvd.

Kenner, LA 70062
(504) 467-5611 

* Workshops begin at 6pm and conclude no later than 9pm.

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected]