Georgia Redfish is a 100% grassroots effort, initiated by a few recreational fisherman and a couple full-time guides, who hope to make a difference in the redfishing and for everyone who enjoys it. There is no financial gain or corporate backing for anyone involved, only personal investment and spare time devoted to a cause that is worth more than both - the protection and betterment of Georgia's redfish fishery.
Much time and effort has gone into getting to the point we are at now, it's no accident or publicity stunt. We've sought advice and counsel from several respected professionals throughout Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina and have a broad network of experience to draw from. We are monitoring the new efforts, concerning the red drum, underway in North Carolina as well.
Our immediate priority is to prove there is strong support for gamefish status through the online petition. What is "strong support" you ask? How about 2,000 signatures in a month? That would carry a tremendous amount of weight! Actually, we simply don’t know for sure, but are prepared to make our case with however many we have when the time presents itself.
We will do this by working alongside more traditional channels, working directly with Georgia legislatures through DNR, or some other combination. Nothing is off the table!
If you feel as strongly about this effort as we do then sign the petition. It's that simple!
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