PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALD: NEW COALITION FIGHTS FOR FISHERY ACCESS

By Valerie Garman / The News Herald 

Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013 At 16:32 PM.

PANAMA CITY — If you don’t own a boat, it shouldn’t stop you from eating fish.

That’s how local fishing boat captain Billy Archer described the goals of “Share the Gulf,” a new coalition striving to maintain access for commercial anglers in the Gulf waters.

“This should be important to everyone who enjoys seafood,” said Archer, captain of the “Seminole Wind” out of St. Andrews Marina. “If you want to go to a local seafood market or grocery store and find something that’s not farm raised and not imported, this should be important to you.”

Backed by more than 130 restaurants, chefs, anglers, seafood industry leaders and organizations across the Gulf Coast, Share the Gulf aims to raise consumer awareness on the various issues the commercial fishery faces.

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