|They don't listen to anybody, do they?|
In a recent post on one of the S.O.F.A. blogs, there is a quote from a letter that Stephen Bartlett, a Panhandle Dive Shop owner, dive master, commercial fisherman, charter fisherman, and spear fisherman wrote recently. The guy owns N2Deep Dive Shop in Apalachicola and has been diving and fishing the area waters for more than a decade. Of course, what he has seen isn't as important to the NMFS as what some scientist making a "research cruise" paid for by a government grant happened to see when he made some failed attempts to catch a few fish to come up with data. Hell, Steve's a fisherman four or five times over, he's GOT to be a liar, right?
From Steve's letter to the Gulf Council: