Letter to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Regarding Red Snapper

Too often fishery management is simply reactive to a never-ending series of crises, and we applaud the Council for taking a proactive look at the management of this fishery. Overall, the proposed series of actions and alternatives in the document provide a useful overview of many of the issues that should be considered. We would like to offer several suggestions in order to fully explore the tools available to managers as the population rebounds.