and of the ongoing marginalization of fishermen in the management process, you have to ways to protest what's going on. The first of these is to register your dissatisfaction by signing on to a letter to all of the sponsors of the Magnuson Flexibility legislation thanking them for their support and indicating that it is only a start. The letter is linked here. The second is to go to Washington on February 24th to register your dissatisfaction in person (the letter will be presented to the sponsors then). It appears commercial, recreational and party/charter fishermen from across the US will be there.
I'll have more information on the DC rally within a few days.
Thanks for your attention,