Editor's Note: This guest editorial by Jeff Angers was originally published in Sport Fishing Magazine. Angers, the president of the Center for Sportfishing Policy based in Baton Rouge, highlights the backdoor politics at play on the Gulf Council — which goes a long way in explaining why the Gulf's red snapper fishery remains in a state of chaos. Recreational fisherman should hope this is one area of the "DC Swamp" that finally gets drained once and for all.
In a tremendous display of arrogance, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council member David Walker of Alabama went on a rant at the June meeting of the Gulf Council in which he proclaimed that millionaire shareholders like himself are the only ones who contribute anything to the red snapper fishery.
June 20 at 4:21pm