URGENT - Amendment 7 Public Comments Needed by January 10!

bluefin650

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Dear ABTA Supporter

ABTA has made it very easy for you comment on Amendment 7. It is critically important that all bluefin fishermen send in a comment! The comment period closes on Jan 10, so please act now!

A comment letter has been written for this purpose and all you need to do is go to the below link and follow the simple instructions. It takes less than a minute to send an official comment.

AMENDMENT 7 PUBLIC COMMENT

ABTA is very concerned about possible outcomes of this very complex regulatory initiative by NOAA and the effect that it will have on our bluefin fishery.

ABTA wishes all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Rich Ruais
 

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Its a catch 22. Take from Peter to pay Paul or kill giants and let them go to waste.
 

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Don't they make the LL fleet use weak hooks in the gulf to avoid bft? Why wouldn't that work up here?
 

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Greed? Pay offs? bribes? Filthy fucking scumbags at NMFS?

Figures, I'm sure they just want to consolidate he fleet to a few LL boats to make it easier for them. Just another consolidation in the works.
 

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If the long line sword guys are killing that many BFT... Then close sword long line. Force them tuna long line with sword incidental. WTF why punish everyone except the ones killing all the by catch fish.


Either way the NMFS doesn't use logic and reason.
 
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Dont waste your time noaa will do how they please. Bunch of cunt face bitches take how they please.

Exactly, we used to go to all the meetings for public comment, and all the NOAA people would twiddle their thumbs, look at their watches and ignore everything said by the public sector. Trust me , this decision is already made. They will do what they want. They sure don't have Herrings best interest in mind, now do they? Collapse the groundfishery, collapse the Tuna fishery, collapse the bait for the lobster guys--but oh yes, their are plenty of herring to go around. Anyone who fished Jefferies or the BB bouy in the mid-late 90's knew what it was like when there was some Herring around, anyone newer on the scene can't possibly fathom it.
Get up to PEI, and you will see what good Herring looks like now. And go figure-lots of happy Bluefins up there! NOAA sucks, and they always have. Rant over.
 

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