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Stop Amendment3 Proposal to Ban Shark Gillnet Gear

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This is a petition from the greatly concerned citizens who will be negatively affected by the NOAA, NMFS Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan Amendment 3 to ban the use of shark gillnet gear in the Southeast Atlantic fishing area. The banning of gillnet shark gear will have an adverse economic impact on the shark fishing industry and the community. The data collected by NMFS, NOAA is grossly inaccurate and does not truly reflect what we the undersigned are actually landing on our trips. Furthermore, gillnet gear is highly selective allowing more juvenile blacknose sharks to pass thru and therefore have a better chance to reach sexual maturity. We the undersigned, call on NMFS, NOAA, and the SAFMC to stop the proposed banning of shark gillnet gear in the Southeast Atlantic Region. The data is too inaccurate to support this ban and the economic future of fishermen and their community is in grave danger. Sincerely, The Undersigned


Sara Arnette Commercial Fisherman Port Canaveral, FL
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