Larry3215 wrote:A LOT of people are looking but not signing. Over on iFish for example, there have been almost 1800 views on two different threads.
I dont know if its because most dont have a clue about these kind of political details or maybe they just dont care or maybe they are afraid to post their email and name on-line.
It is quite possible that they (like me) don't understand to what end this is intended.
Not trying to be a killjoy or anything even close, but what is the intended purpose of opening these meetings to the public? I mean seriously - is that the long game, to be able to sit in with your lips zipped, phone off and hands folded so that you can listen in? Or do you have other plans..like being able to stand up and share your 'feelings' or 'frustrations' along with many others in hopes it would somehow change the way seasons are set.
My understanding of NOF is that a specific group of people are assigned the task of hammering out the upcoming season each year for sport, tribal, and non tribal commercial fisheries - based on guidelines presented them. I'm not sure how having their focus distracted or process interrupted is conducive to that process.
I could be a mile off on what the point of this petition is for - so am looking forward to hearing from the OP what the plan / most hopeful outcome is.