Who Gets the Fish Now?

The American Sportfishing Association and other anti-commercial fishing groups told Congress that anglers only get 3% of the fish. They lie!

FROM THE VIRGINIA/NORTH CAROLINA BORDER THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS,
SEE HOW MANY POUNDS OF FISH ARE ALLOTTED FOR THE NON-FISHERMEN?

SEE HOW MANY POUNDS OF FISH ARE ALLOTTED FOR THE SPORT-FISHERMEN?

IS IT LEGAL TO TAKE SO MUCH FISH AWAY FROM NON-FISHING CITIZENS?

NATIONAL MARINE MANUFACTURERS, FOREIGN OUTBOARD MOTOR, GEAR, ELECTRONIC COMPANIES AND ANGLERS CLUBS ARE PUSHING TO PRIVATIZE FEDERAL FISH RESOURCES EXCLUSIVELY FOR SPORT FISHING.

WHO GETS THE FISH NOW?

FISH Species #’s Non-fishing Consumers (Commercial) Anglers
Atlantic Spade Fish 150,552 661,926
Bar Jack 13,228 49,021
Black Grouper 96,884 165,750
Blueline Tile 87,251 87,277
Cobia NY to GA 50,000 620,000
Cobia East FL(Gulf) 70,000 860,000
Deepwater Complex 131,628 38,628
Dolphin 1,534,485 13,810,361
Gag grouper 335,188 348,194
Golden Tile 313,310 2,187 (Number of Fish)
Grey Trigger 312,324 404,675
Grunts 217,903 618,122
Hog Fish NC-GA 23,456 988 (Number of fish)
Hog Fish FLK-EFL 4,524 18,617 (Number of fish)
Jacks 189,422 267,799
Mutton 104,231 768,857
Porgies 36,348 106,914
Red Grouper 343,200 436,800
Red Snapper 0 0
Scamp 219,375 1,169,308
Shallow Grouper 55,542 48,648
Snapper (Exclud. R Snapper) 344,575 1,169,308
Snowy Grouper 144,315 4,983 (Number of Fish)
Vermillion Snapper 862,290 406,080
Wahoo 70,542 1,724,418
Wreckfish 385,985 20,315
Black Seabass 755,724 1,001,177
Greater Amberjack 769,388 1,167,837
King Mackerel 5,900,000 10,900,000
Spanish Mackerel 3,330,000 2,727,000
Yellow Tail Snaper 1,596,510 1,440,990
Total Allocations 17,912,450 40,000,785

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