Comments from oyster fishermen who, when asked, “In which of the following areas do you do MOST of your fishing activity?” answered,
Inland Waters (Freshwater)
Since the MRGO has closed my oyster reefs went to complete shit!
Are they going to give other opportunities to fish other species?
Note made next to question 5: "Dredge Not Divert". Response to question 7: "Mardi Gras Pass is flowing put [diversion] there. Black Bay is DEAD! (followed by personal signature)
Note made by question 1 (Commercial Fisher): "Shrimp, Crab, Fish". Note made by question 4 (Over the last 5-10 years): "Much worse since CPRA took control of diversions." Response to question 7: They will not be able to adjust without having a real voice and vote on coastal restoration projects and regulations.