What groups are currently looking at suing NOAA that you guys are aware of?
It won't be long IMO....
"Now, the gulf states are counteracting federal regulations by setting longer fishing seasons in their own state-controlled waters that extend 3 miles off the coast. Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas all have set longer seasons, and last week Mississippi also did.
Some state and federal laws actually conflict, as Mississippi claims control over water going out 9 miles from the shore rather than the 3 miles recognized by the federal government."
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, made the following statement regarding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) decision to omit Republican amendments when he filed cloture on the bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act earlier today. Vitter had filed amendments to the Sportsmen’s bill to give states more authority of red snapper stocks.
“Senator Reid and his cohorts have once again chosen to politicize a popular, bipartisan bill, and in doing so, are obstructing a prime opportunity to better protect and enhance fish and wildlife, wetlands, and recreational hunting access across the country,” said Vitter. “We in Louisiana are very familiar with the need to conserve our natural resources while also protecting public access to them, and I am deeply disappointed that my two amendments – which would do just that – will not be considered.”
Vitter had introduced two amendments to the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act in order to bring transparency to the closed meetings of the Regional Fishery Management Councils, and also grant States management authority of the red snapper fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico."