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Wes
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:56 am    Post subject: ARS season 2018 Reply with quote

According to the SAFMC proposal bulletin released in April, ARS 'may' open on the 2nd Friday in July. Has anyone heard anything more definite?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard that there still was no decision. Not happening in July but still on table. Maybe later this year.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Public comments could keep it closed. Those who support the closure submitted their comments. Let NOAA know if you want to see a Red Snapper season. Silence supports keeping it closed.  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it has a lot to do with the catch share fishery in the gulf.Open up the East coast and then they have a little market competition.They have enough bribe money to keep it closed  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisMcCaffity wrote:
Public comments could keep it closed. Those who support the closure submitted their comments. Let NOAA know if you want to see a Red Snapper season. Silence supports keeping it closed.


The comment period is closed; however, upon looking through the data, there is overwhelming support for opening the season. I picked a random selection of 300 out of 2477 comments and found only 2 that opposed the ammendment. Seems that the public comment aspect is extremely well represented on the support side.

https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAA-NMFS-2017-0148
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cloflinnc wrote:
ChrisMcCaffity wrote:
Public comments could keep it closed. Those who support the closure submitted their comments. Let NOAA know if you want to see a Red Snapper season. Silence supports keeping it closed.


The comment period is closed; however, upon looking through the data, there is overwhelming support for opening the season. I picked a random selection of 300 out of 2477 comments and found only 2 that opposed the ammendment. Seems that the public comment aspect is extremely well represented on the support side.

https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAA-NMFS-2017-0148


The official comment period is over but the decision has not been made. It is not too late for the thousands of fishermen who did not submit public comments during the official comment period to contact NOAA. Anyone planning to fish for Red Snapper should have submitted an official public comment supporting the opening.
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The official comment period is over but the decision has not been made. It is not too late for the thousands of fishermen who did not submit public comments during the official comment period to contact NOAA. Anyone planning to fish for Red Snapper should have submitted an official public comment supporting the opening.[/quote]

Hey Chris, is my random pull of 300 responses accurate or not to the entire pool of data? Appears to be overwhelmingly lopsided in favor of opening a season. That seems to be a pretty clear response. If it's about "how many" replies they receive, then the scope of the inquiry is misleading. Hopeful you can help me understand better. How am I missing it??
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank God somebody was able to get a bunch of fishermen to copy and paste this comment.
"As a recreational angler and conservationist, I support Amendment 43 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region that would allow a limited opening of the red snapper fishery in South Atlantic federal waters.

I support opening a South Atlantic red snapper season in 2018, through Amendment 43, that balances season length with sustainability. The South Atlantic red snapper stock has increased in abundance over the last several years at an even faster rate than predicted by the rebuilding plan. Abundance surveys and angler reports point to a quickly rebuilding fishery. Opening a conservative season as proposed will not only provide access and opportunity for anglers, but will also provide much needed data for a more accurate assessment of the red snapper stock.

In conclusion, I support Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 and urge swift final approval by the Secretary of Commerce.

Thank you for your consideration."
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I checked with SAFMC and this was their response:

recreational red snapper season

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6:50 PM (21 hours ago)


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Hello
In reading the April 13th bulletin regarding and ARS open season it states that the season may open on the 2nd Friday in July. PLEASE tell me this is going to happen. I'd love to tell my boss I'm going to be sick Friday.

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Good morning Wes,
Unfortunately the red snapper season isnít opening this Friday. If Amendment 43 is approved by the Secretary of Commerce and there is an opening, it will likely occur in August.
Iím afraid you will have to come up with another excuse. However, your email was the best inquiry Iíve received to date!
Please feel free to call me on my cell if you have any questions. 843/2x4-7xx8.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bummer on the season dates. LOL at your email.  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wes wrote:
I checked with SAFMC and this was their response:

recreational red snapper season

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6:50 PM (21 hours ago)


to kim.iverson



Hello
In reading the April 13th bulletin regarding and ARS open season it states that the season may open on the 2nd Friday in July. PLEASE tell me this is going to happen. I'd love to tell my boss I'm going to be sick Friday.

Best regards,





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Good morning Wes,
Unfortunately the red snapper season isnít opening this Friday. If Amendment 43 is approved by the Secretary of Commerce and there is an opening, it will likely occur in August.
Iím afraid you will have to come up with another excuse. However, your email was the best inquiry Iíve received to date!
Please feel free to call me on my cell if you have any questions. 843/2x4-7xx8.

Kim
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Her number keeps ringing busy. Please repost. Thx...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like an August season.

Three weekends consisting of Friday, Saturday and Sunday

1 fish per person
No minimum size
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you see which weekends Squid?  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cloflinnc wrote:
The official comment period is over but the decision has not been made. It is not too late for the thousands of fishermen who did not submit public comments during the official comment period to contact NOAA. Anyone planning to fish for Red Snapper should have submitted an official public comment supporting the opening.


Hey Chris, is my random pull of 300 responses accurate or not to the entire pool of data? Appears to be overwhelmingly lopsided in favor of opening a season. That seems to be a pretty clear response. If it's about "how many" replies they receive, then the scope of the inquiry is misleading. Hopeful you can help me understand better. How am I missing it??[/quote]

There would not have been many comments supporting the opening if somebody had not convinced a bunch of fishermen to copy and paste a comment. Some of the catch share charities could have easily gotten just as many people to sign a petition opposing the opening. One of the attached documents in the public comments could be such a petition. It is mostly about numbers. Although asking for or supporting something reasonable certainly helps.

It is understandable why fishermen don't comment on every issue. This is obviously an issue that is important to many fishermen. Why rely on other people to submit enough public comments when it is SOOOOOOOOOOO easy to simply say you support Amendment 43?

If you plan on fishing for Red Snapper, please officially report your catch and release any extra snapper suffering from barotrauma with a descending device.
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buzz4prez wrote:
Did you see which weekends Squid?


They did not specify, just a target of August based on Secy of Commerce needed approval

42,510 fish for the SE Atlantic is the quota
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welp I've got a charter scheduled with capt Dave last weekend of august. I hope that's one of the days they're open. Be great to let my buddies hook into (and get to keep!) one of those.  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The season has been approved by SOC but the weekends we will be allowed to harvest one fish each have not been announced other than it will be August
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll make plans for 11/12 and 18/19, if there are 3 in August, that'll hit 2. And I'll try to fish the third be it the first of last weekend ... wtg  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They should move it to include Labor Day weekend
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squid Row wrote:
The season has been approved by SOC but the weekends we will be allowed to harvest one fish each have not been announced other than it will be August


They'll wait to annouce the weekends until we have the shittiest possible weather forecast
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wes wrote:
Squid Row wrote:
The season has been approved by SOC but the weekends we will be allowed to harvest one fish each have not been announced other than it will be August


They'll wait to annouce the weekends until we have the shittiest possible weather forecast


Like last year.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weekends officially released, 10-12 and 17-19 Aug...1 per Angler, per day
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 whole days...1 fish per day

It isn't worth the effort just to target ARS

Fillet and release is looking more and more like the only viable option
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as many as I have caught this year, I will not be missing a chance to finally bring a few home.....besides....you can only keep 1 Gag grouper, yet plenty of people target them.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shaggymedic wrote:
as many as I have caught this year, I will not be missing a chance to finally bring a few home.....besides....you can only keep 1 Gag grouper, yet plenty of people target them.


I only target gags till I catch one. Then target everything else.

I have not yet targeted ARS but have been catching quite a few of them. Most trips see between 6 - 10 fish and as many as 15 or so.

It will be nice to legally keep one but I am still going to toss back the smaller fish and hope to re-catch that near 20lber from a few weeks ago
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