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5/2/2016 13:24:52Bill Van Demanwvandeman@gmail.comThis is a terrible idea that is open to more abuse and manipulation by corporate and commercial interests to limit access to recreational fishermen and indulge the corporate cronies on the voting fisheries council. No Intersector trading and no transferability of shares!33572Private Recreational Angler
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4/3/2014 14:28:52JOHN RUCKERcrickeet24@windstream.netdON'T STOP THE RED SNAPPER FISHING.I GO TO PCBEACH JUST TO FISH.WHEN I WENT TOO LATE LAST YEAR I HAD TO THROW ABOUT 2O KEEPER SNAPPERS BACK.THERE PLENTY OF SNAPPERS OUT THERE.YOU ARE GOING TO RUIN THE FISHING INDUSRTY FOR ALOT OF PEOPLE.i WILL GO TO mYRTLE BEACH SC THIS YEAR IF CAN'T FISH THE GULF.THIS IS AS BAD AS OBAMA CARE IN MY BOOK.LewsvilleNC27023Private Recreational Angler
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7/28/2014 0:49:57Sam Hendersonsamchell90@yahoo.comWho needs intersector trading?
In Texas the commercial guys take individuals out to catch Red Snapper $/lb.
The commercial guys are running charters with out having to follow all the rules and laws a for hire charter does. Trading to for hires would get in to their pocket.
And why should a private recreational angler purchase quota from a commercial? The fish belong to us already they are a public resource.
The NMFS and Gulf Council like the rest of the Federal government are so predictable. It all comes down to money and finding ways of screwing the private US citizen. All this public comment and your public meetings don't mean crap. You have your liberal agenda and will stick to it. I hope when we do get a conservative republican president that believe in smaller government you all lose your jobs.
Gordon, TX. 76453Private Recreational Angler
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8/7/2014 20:49:58Robertcoastaloutfitters@comcast.netBy what right, do you , NOAA , NMFS, think that you can hand out catch shares of a public resources to a chosen few for extreme monetary gain?

As one commercial captain put it to me, " these catch shares are my kids college fund and my retirement, I don't even have to fish, I'll just lease em out".

Really ? These commercial captains cooked their books, doctored their catch logs, bought non running vessels just for the log books , and you people swallowed all like the truth and handed out catch shares like water.

Truth is commercial captain doesn't land/log the fish on his own vessel, HE SHOULD LOSE THE CATCH SHARE FOREVER.

You don't fish , you lose the shares, the end.


No sector trading, none , in any way or form



Rosenberg, TX 77471Private Recreational Angler
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9/3/2014 20:17:19Warner Fosterjwkillntime@gmail.comPlease I beg you to NOT allow Inter-Sector-Trading (IST) in any form. You would be setting up a hatred between those who don't have the money to pay for a fishing trip and plus pay for catching Red Snapper. Plus, you would be alienating Recreational Anglers who see Red Snapper on the for hire boats when they are prohibited from catching Red Snapper. IST is totally wrong.
Warner
Panama City, Fl. 32405Private Recreational Angler
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9/10/2014 19:44:59Warner Fosterjwkillntime@gmail.comTotally opposed to Inter-Sector trading.
As you know in 2007 a limited number of IFQ's, with no expiration date, were given (at no charge) to commercial fishermen. The IFQ regulation permits the IFQ holders to sell, lease, give or trade all or a portion of their IFQ to other commercial fishermen. Therefore, the IFQ holder which leases all or a portion of his/her IFQ can sit back and get paid for not fishing.
Now you are considering allowing the haves to lease too the have nots. As is the IFQ system is wrong. Why should someone who received an IFQ for free be permitted to sell, lease etc. To set up Inter-sector trading will result in more and more IFQ holders to rake in money from a natural resource which rightly belongs to all.
The IFQ holders believe they have a right to their quota of Red Snapper even before they are caught. Additionally, only those who have sufficient funds will be able to pay for shares. Such a system will over time wipe out age old fishing communities because they can not afford to lease shares. Over time IFQ holders will not truly be Commercial Fishermen, they will be the ones who have the funds to buy others out or will their shares to someone who doesn't fish.
Inter-Sector trading will create animosity between those who are not allowed to fish for Red Snapper due to the season being closed or can't afford to lease shares.
However, if in your infinite wisdom you permit Inter-Sector trading you should require any boat which leases one or more shares to have installed the exact same reporting equipment as is required for commercial fishing boats.
Thank You,
Warner


Panama City, Fl. 32405Private Recreational Angler
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