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We are having our 9th annual WWH Venice Rodeo on August 23-25. We have 50 Wounded War Heroes fishing this year. Go to woundedwarheroes.org if you would like to be a sponsor or just get involved putting our men and women that were wounded in battle back in the outdoors. Thanks for your time!!

Know your enemy.

I recieved this email today. We need to voice our concerns also. Things are moving quickly, and we need your help. Next week, members of the U.S. Senate’s Commerce Committee will vote on whether to move Senate Bill 1520 forward. Please take action now by telling your Member of Congress to oppose S. 1520 unless the anti-conservation and anti-seafood provisions are removed. In the piece we shared last week, Alabama fisherman David Walker detailed why proposals like S. 1520 endanger the sustainability of seafood from the Gulf and around the country. David’s not alone in his concern. Just this month, more than 30 fishing organizations from across the country have written to Congress expressing concerns about S. 1520. They join more than 150 prominent chefs as well as conservation organizations that have decried efforts to weaken our country’s fishery management laws. While S. 1520 aims to solve problems facing anglers, fishermen have explained to Congress that “Improving recreational fishery management doesn’t require undercutting commercial fishery management, yet this bill is much more focused on the latter than on the former.” Indeed, fishermen, chefs and conservationists agree that S. 1520 risks damaging the commercial sector and supply chain, only to miss the mark on fixing recreational management. Please email your Member of Congress today and let them know you oppose S. 1520 as currently drafted, as well as other proposals that undermine conservation and the future of the Gulf’s fishing industries.  Sincerely,  The Share The Gulf Team

Why we only get 2 snapper


Red Snapper Lords


Jack Montecet

As Mr. Montecet is our new head of LWDF does anyone know where he stands on the issue of “Red Snapper”? http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/01/kingpins_of_the_gulf_make_mill.html. thanks

Another diversion

(New Orleans, LA – October 12, 2016) Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced that it is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mid-Barataria sediment diversion. With this move, CPRA advances this key restoration project through the federally-mandated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, which will provide opportunities for the public and stakeholders to learn more about the project and provide feedback into how the project will be constructed. It will also result in a written report that outlines potential impacts and mitigation options. Responding to this long-awaited and critical step forward, members of Restore the Mississippi River Delta – Environmental Defense Fund, the National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation – released the following statement: “This step forward indicates CPRA’s recognition of the urgency of our land loss crisis and the state’s commitment to addressing it. We are pleased to see action toward the state’s goal of breaking ground on this project by 2020, and we urge the state and federal and local partners to do everything possible to meet this goal. Read the entire article…  http://www.mississippiriverdelta.org/blog/ “The image attached is not a diversion but the Bonnet Carré Spillway.  Wait until the diversions are opened up.  Say goodby to Southeast Louisiana Fishing forever, Sport and Commercial.” – Mike Lane