Poll Question

Which of these considered changes do you believe would have the most positive impact on management of the recreational red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico?

  • Granting full management authority (stock assessments, management of both commercial and recreational sectors, etc.) to the five Gulf states. (33.33%)
  • Extending the states’ current 9-mile management jurisdictions to 25 miles. (16.67%)
  • Permanently allow each state to manage its recreational sector allocation out to 200 nautical miles. (23.33%)
  • Use of more appropriate management models, such as rate of harvest, rather than the commercial hard-poundage quota system currently in place. (23.33%)
  • Inclusion of additional, non-federal data in stock assessments. (3.33%)
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