Recreational Anglers Screwed Again for American Red Snapper
Are you surprised that commercial boats - owned by a select few snapper barons - win every time in court?
This is so disgusting we do not want to comment about it. It's a story about a recent decision in favor of commercial anglers and screwing you and me. Read it and weep or vomit. Make your choice. From the Louisiana Record.
NEW ORLEANS — In a dispute pitting recreational anglers against commercial fishermen in the management of red snapper in Gulf waters, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has sided with the interests of the Charter Fisherman's Association.
The Coastal Conservation Association and other private fishermen sued the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries and others in federal court in New Orleans in April 2015 challenging a rule that regulates the recreational sector of Gulf of Mexico red snapper.