August 20, 2014
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
2203 N Lois Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33607 USA
Dear Chairman Boyd,
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on Reef Fish Amendment 40 – Sector Separation. Coastal Conservation Association has been involved in federal fisheries management since the 1980s and has rarely witnessed such a relentless manipulation of the federal fisheries management process to secure extraordinary rights for a select portion of the fishery.