La. seafood board encourages Gulf Council to keep red snapper quota
By SeafoodSource staff
Published on 13 February, 2014
Meeting at the Capitol in Baton Rogue, the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board took a strong stand against the current preferred alternative recommended by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council on Amendment 28; red snapper allocation.
The resolution introduced by David Maginnis, vice president of Houma’s Jensen Tuna, declared the Board’s strong support for Amendment 28, Alternative 1; retaining the existing allocation of 51% for commercial fishermen and 49 percent recreational anglers, regardless of the total allowable catch.
The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council is currently considering Reef Fish Amendment No. 28, Chapter 2 — Management Alternatives. The amendment alters traditional allocation of red snapper between the commercial fishing industry and recreational fisherman.