Category Archives: Advocacy

Goliath Grouper: FWC Workshops on regulations

Goliath Grouper: FWC Workshops on regulations

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold public workshops to solicit comments on Goliath Grouper. Old Salt Fishing Foundation is advocating that we open this species up with regulations.  We urge all interested fishermen to attend these meetings if possible and express your thoughts to FWC. If you cannot attend an in-person… Continue Reading

Florida FWC Seeks Your Comments

Fellow anglers. You will be forgiven if you haven’t stumbled to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s recent request for comments on Flounder, Sheepshead and Tripletail. These kind of requests for input often get obscured by the plethora of information going into, and coming out of, the FWC. In the FWC’s words: FWC is collecting feedback on Florida’s… Continue Reading

Red Snapper Sector Separation Sunset Provision Extension

The Gulf Council (Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council) is living slap up to the “Snidely Whiplash” caricature so many Gulf anglers already recognize it as. Here we are, one year into Red Snapper Sector Separation (Amendment 40), the ink barely dry, arguments pro & con still ringing in our ears and the Council appears intent on pounding a cob up… Continue Reading

Regulatory & Environmental – ICAST 2016

This years sessions on regulatory and environmental issues were Less combative than last year and….. Heavier on the role of institutional activism as a means to address fishing related matters. Informative and, maybe even eye opening. The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership sponsored and hosted two well constructed lunch sessions: Alternative Fisheries Management For The 21st Century Will We… Continue Reading