This is the man Resposable for the Red Snapper Distruction.
Dr. Roy Crabtree head of the National Marine Fisheries Service NOAA
It is Hypocrites such as yourself that are destroying this great country. You are telling us the Red Snapper are endangered on one hand and then blowing them up on the other, what the heck is that. I commend the person for getting this video out to the public to expose the blatant hypocrisy that is taking place.
Not only are you allowing the killing of thousands of pounds of Red Snapper; not to mention countless other species but your killing the habitat in which they flourish.
And to top it off we have a Governor that is taking the money from the Louisiana Rigs to Reef program to use as he pleases. It all makes me sick. What a bunch of jerks. God help the generations to come if this is the government that they will be facing.
This is a letter that I sent to our governor Bobby Jindel.
To; Governor Jindel
This video made me sick to my stomach; I canít believe what I just saw.
This was reported and aired on channel 15 out of Mobile Ala. You can go to their website at www.local15tv.com
or see it at the 2 links below.
What is wrong with this picture the Feds want the recreational fisherman to have a 27 day season 2 per person limit on Red Snapper but they are destroying the red snapper habitat and thousands of pounds in the process. And Governor you are using the funds from the oil companies for the Rigs to Reef Program to do as you wish. This is ludicrous such hypocrisy, what a surprise. As a local New Orleanian and a very avid offshore fisherman for the last fifty years I am watching my rights to fish being slowly taken away by the very people that are destroying it, what a shame.
I would normally go offshore fishing 2 to 3 times per month and spend a few hundred dollars each trip (gas, bait, Ice, launch, Tackle etc.) this is money out of the economyís pocket. With the Federal Government continuing to reduce the limits and the length of the season, Iíve cut my fishing offshore 2 to 4 times per year. I would see boats from other states coming to spend their money and fish our waters all the time, not any more. It use to be you couldnít find a rig to pull up too because of so many boats and people fishing, now you will not be able to find a rig or the fish. If you want to keep this trend going keep doing what youíre doing.
I have 2 young kids who love to fish but by the time they are my age there will be no more habitat for the Red Snapper to reproduce and flourish not to mention all the other species. Louisiana has such great fishing resources that attract fisherman from all over the country we could be utilizing it with great success but instead we are destroying it. When most of the habitat is gone and the Government has the limits to zero with no open season, our kids will be asking why we canít fish for snapper. We will then be asking our public officials for the answer and they will be lying to us telling us that we had been over fishing them. What a joke.
I am asking for your help. To stop robbing the Louisiana Rigs to Reef funds, to stop the way in which the Feds are killing thousands of pounds of red snapper and destroying their habitat. You are in a position where you can make a difference. You have to do something to stop the bureaucrats that think they are protecting the recourses for me and my children when they themselves are destroying it. HELP! This must stop!
Very pissed off.