[Coral-List] Florida allows grouper kil

Phillip Dustan phil.dustan at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 12:02:30 UTC 2021

This is awful, yet typical of the "me first" society that allows
spearfishing using SCUBA gear.
Perhaps a campaign of shaming might do something?
I can envision a "Real men and women don't kill Goliath Grouper, the gentle
giants of Florida"
Social pressure might be more powerful that a regulatory system that is
supposedly based on scientific understanding.

On Sat, Oct 16, 2021 at 6:29 AM Douglas Fenner via Coral-List <
coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> wrote:

> Overruling scientists, Florida Commission authorizes fishing of the
> vulnerable Goliath grouper
> https://www.science.org/content/article/overruling-scientists-florida-commission-authorizes-fishing-vulnerable-goliath-grouper
> open-access
> Cheers, Doug
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