Ban Could Stop Red Snapper Fishing off Southeastern Coast

Publication: Public Broadcasting Atlanta

Author: Jim Burress

03/02/2009 - The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council regulates fishing off the coasts of North and South Carolina, Georgia and East Florida.

It's considering a six-month ban on red snapper fishing, renewable for another six months.

That's important to Georgia because red snapper fishing is popular here with both commercial and recreational fisherman.

Holly Binns is with the Pew Environment Group, which supports the moratorium.

"What it will do is stop the clock, and give the red snapper population a needed break and give fishery managers the time they need to develop long-term, science-based measures that will help rebuild the population as quickly as possible."

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