I hear your
frustration and I appreciate you reaching out to me.I agree with you that NCDMF along with other
acronyms involved with fishery management
need to wake up and listen to the voice of those anglers who fund their
agencies with their fishing license dollars.
unacceptable for recreational anglers to be submitted to moratoriums and closed
seasons when the reality is that these unfair and unproductive regulations are imposed
on recreational anglers only for political leverage to implement more
meaningful regulations on other sectors.
recreational flounder moratorium, reduction in bluefish regulation to 3 fish, ridiculous
red snapper rules, pitiful one fish limit for red drum and weakfish, the recent striped bass moratorium on the
Neuse, the decade long moratorium on Cape Fear River stripers and the recreational
river herring harvest are all examples of how recreational anglers have unnecessarily
been sacrificed in the name of “fairness”.
have often disagreed with their strategies, the Coastal Conservation
Association CCA-NC, is the group of recreational anglers who has been most
effective in lobbying for healthier fisheries.With the help of a half million voices, they would surely be more
effective in implementing change and better at supporting recreational anglers
through the process.
thankful that you are fired up and hope that you will reach out to David Sneed,
who is copied here, and offer how you can help them reach that half million
membership goal and other ways to maximize your voice in the process.
All the very
best and many thanks for reaching out,
From: brian Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2019 2:14 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Recreational Fishing
My name is Brian and live in NC. I'm a saltwater recreational fisherman and
have quite a few friends that are also. We are very concerned with the new
regulations that are being imposed on rec fishing by the NCDMF. We've been
fishing Cape Lookout for 25+ years and are having a hard time understanding how
rec fishing is hurting the fish population. We are looking for any guidance or
organizations we could become a part of so NCDMF is hearing the voice from all
of NC's rec fishermen and women. We see it as there may be a lot of politics
I personally feel
like my GOD given rights are being taken away. I know one letter to NCDMF is
not going very far, but the voice of half a million may.