Catch shares in marine fisheries is a concept unfamiliar to most people, and it is probably completely alien to most hunters and anglers in this country. It is a system of wildlife management that bestows some percentage of a public marine resource, like red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, to private businesses for free, to use and sell for their own profit Continue reading “It’s Time to Rethink “Catch Shares””
The proposed fisheries management plan “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management 2017,” stands to be one of the most important pieces of federal legislation to affect recreational anglers in recent U.S. History. In this From the Head video, Sid Dobrin takes a look at why this proposed act is so critical.
JEKYLL ISLAND, GEORGIA – A controversial exempted fishing permit (EFP) to initiate a commercial privatization program for at least six species of fish in the South Atlantic was shelved this week after widespread public outcry.