In light of the recent regulatory actions inflicted on the recreational anglers and fishing industry of the Gulf Coast, many are wondering what they can do about it. Here are some suggestions:
If you are local, contact Representative Steve Southerland's, Senator Marco Rubio's and Senator Bill Nelson's offices to express your concern over the gross mismanagement of our Gulf's fishery by NOAA and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. Encourage expediting the measures that have been proposed by Representative Southerland to give much needed relief in this fishery.
Join the local Panhandle Chapter of the lobbying
organization, Recreational Fishing Alliance, of which dues are used to lobby
for the recreational anglers in Washington, D.C., for the Gulf Fishery.
For more information, contact Pam Anderson at email@example.com, or get the latest information at www.facebook.com/captandersonsmarina
or call 800-874-2415.
If you have friends and family who live out of this area,
ask them to contact their legislators to request support for the legislation
proposed by Representative Steve Southerland and Representative Doc
Hastings changing the harmful regulations that are devastating the
industry and preventing access to our abundant natural resources.
Below is contact information for our Representative and
Rep. Steve Southerland, II
Att: Melissa Thompson
Deputy District Director - FL02
840 W. 11th St., Suite 2250
Panama City, FL 32401
Senator Marco Rubio
1 N. Palafox Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Senator Bill Nelson
Attn: Mary Louise Hester
Regional Director/Assistant to the Chief of Staff
111 North Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301