All recreational bluefin tuna fishermen should take this short on-line catch data survey. This is a highly important survey to collect an accurate picture of what recreational bluefin tuna fishermen are seeing on the water over the last four years. Data collected by this survey will be prepared for NOAA and submitted as a comment in response to the ESA petition.
Due Date is January 16, 2011.
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As promised here is a recap of the New Jersey ESA Hearing that took place 1/5/2011 at 10AM. First thanks to Kimberly Damon-Randall and the team from NOAA that came down to NJ to hear from us. Below are the points that I noted where work needs to be done.
1.) RECREATIONAL CATCH DATA NEEDED: NOAA wants and needs catch data from recreational fishermen. The current system of recording catch is not…Continue
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Next week the ESA hearings are starting. There is beginning to be a lot of chatter on fishing boards about the meetings so here is an updated post on how best to prepare for the meetings. It's important to note these hearings are specific and focused solely on the status of the stocks and how we fishermen view the stocks. So any feedback on the economic effects of listing bluefin as endangered
should be saved for another forum. Our mission here is to state the
truth about what we…
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