Letter Re: Red Snapper State Consistency with Federal Regulations

On behalf of the Pew Environment Group's Gulf of Mexico Fish Conservation Campaign, we offer our support for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff's recommendation and urge the FWC to adopt rules for Gulf red snapper consistent with federal regulations. The FWC plays an important role in jointly managing snapper fisheries off the Florida coast, and consistent regulations balance management of all components of the fishery while more quickly leading to fully recovered populations.