“This is a petition we are owning customers indication aboard our boats. The Federal authorities agency that regulates our fisheries, Countrywide Maritime Fisheries Assistance(NMFS), has finished a amazing position with Purple Snapper. Everyone who has been fishing with us above the final few years has viewed the benefits of these laws. We are catching additional Purple Snapper now than any other time in our earlier. There have just lately been some rule modifications that could harm this stock rebuilding strategy. They have ruled to open up additional harvest for the private, boat proudly owning public. This seems superior on the area. But, what is not defined, is that this has the probable to shorten upcoming harvest for other person teams. Largely, the customers that fish our boats! We have enjoyed a forty nine working day Purple Snapper period this calendar year and would like that craze to proceed.
As the owner of the Double Eagle Fleet, I am becoming a member of a few other Headboat house owners on a trip to Washington, DC. We strategy to fulfill with Senators and Congressman to clarify what these rule modifications could trigger. In the earlier, we have fulfill with officers from the 5 Gulf states. On this trip, we strategy to fulfill with officers from many states. Some of these users, who vote on rule modifications, do not know all of the specifics and how it effects fisherman.
We are looking for YOUR aid. Please like this write-up or reply with with title, town and condition. This will allow us to show these officers the assorted group of fisherman that use the Double Eagle, and boats like ours, to entry the Gulf of Mexico fishery. The additional likes, names and town/states that we get, the additional congressional users we will fulfill with. Please support us take this concept to Washington and support us continue to keep entry to our fisheries open up to all Us citizens. Not just the types who own there own boats.
Captain Chad Haggert”