Protect Recreational Tuna Fishing!
Call to Action: Anglers Oppose Proposed Federal Limits on Pacific Bluefin Tuna!
California anglers are really mad… and rightfully so! In a recent Facebook post (2/5/15), it was apparent that California anglers oppose a proposed Federal plan to reduce the number of Pacific Bluefin Tuna recreational anglers can catch by 80%, from 10 fish to 2. In comparison, the commercial fishermen’s catch is being reduced no where near that even though they catch far more fish than we do — Way More! How can this be fair when recreational anglers account for a mere 7% of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna catch?
It is not fully understood why recreational anglers are being punished for excessive commercial fishing. But the good news is that we CAN do something about it! On March 11th, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) will vote on a plan that either benefits commercial fishermen, or anglers like you!
You have a voice in the political process, so make sure it is heard by emailing the PFMC today by clicking here. Your thoughtful and reasoned comments could influence the outcome of their decision. The PFMC has requested that public comments be received by Wednesday, Feb. 12th. Later comments will be accepted too, but don’t wait… Do it now!
Click here to email the Council.
Click here for the Council’s Agenda (Item H3).