The Gulf Fisheries Management Council prepares fishery management plans designed to manage fishery resources from where state waters end, out to the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico for Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
Is that a big deal to the boating?? Well, they set policy on recreational fishing’s seasons and bag limits in federal waters (such as our current 8 day red snapper season!). Have you heard about Sector Separation, another policy issue that could have devastating effects on your customers opportunity to catch fish?
Yeah, it’s a big deal that will directly affect your business and we have an opportunity to put a boating industry leader on the council.
Dyskow is the former president of the Yamaha Marine Group, has a strong commitment to conservation and as a member of NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee is experienced in the fisheries management process.
Boating United, the industry’s grassroots political platform makes it easy for you to you to be engaged on many important boating issues and provides a very easy way for you to send your endorsement for Dyskow’s appointment to the Council. Click on Let’s show our support for Phil! If you’ve done this before, your info is already there and sending an email is a click. If you’ve never done it, you can easily sign up as a Boating United participant and be engaged.