RED SNAPPER DILEMMA
Sometimes people have a devastating effect on the fisheries. Take the red snapper fishery of the Gulf of Mexico, for example. A recent study (" Consolidated Report on the Peer Review of Red Snapper" ) released in December of 1997 revealed that the fishery is severely overfished and bycatch, the fish that are harvested by a fishery, but not sold or kept for personal use, are two major problems. It was recommended that the total allowable catch be reduced until recovery of the Red Snapper was sufficient.