Gulf Council to convene a series of Recreational Angler Participation sessions around the Gulf Coast

Press Release – CCA

It is glaringly apparent that the views and concerns of recreational anglers are not being heard by federal fisheries managers. In an effort to reach out to the recreational angling community, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a series of Recreational Angler Participation sessions – or RAP sessions – to hear about the issues Gulf of Mexico recreational anglers have regarding current federal fisheries management and to explore potential solutions to those issues.

This is an opportunity for anyone with concerns about federal recreational fisheries regulations to finally have their voice heard and play a role in shaping the future of recreational fisheries management. Three sessions are planned for Florida:

January 11, 2014
9 am – Noon
Destin Community Center 101 Stahlman Avenue
Destin, FL 32541

January 22, 2014
6 pm – 9 pm
Bill Jackson’s
9501 US Highway 19 North Pinellas Park, FL 33782

January 23, 2014
6 pm – 9 pm
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Drive Fort Myers, FL 33913

CCA is encouraging its members in Florida and all along the Gulf Coast to take advantage of these unique opportunities in their state. For those who cannot attend an in-person meeting, there will be an online meeting January 27 from 6-9 p.m. To register for this webinar, visit: