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Menhaden Math Doesn’t Add Up

Proposed commercial harvest increase jeopardizes menhaden plan
Posted on October 20, 2016

Many places along the coast are seeing more menhaden than they have in years, and it's a wonderful sight.

New Report Urges Modernization In Federal Fisheries Management

Series of recommendations for next Administration and Congress urge improvements to public access that create jobs and enhance conservation
Posted on October 19, 2016

How a 'rogue' environmental group transformed American fisheries | By Ben Raines,

Posted on October 07, 2016

Grassroots advocacy results in long-term impact

Posted on September 30, 2016

Recreational Fishing Will Be Allowed in New England Marine Monument

Monument will conserve important marine resources while maintaining public access for recreational fishing
Posted on September 15, 2016

The recreational fishing and boating community applauds the decision by President Obama to differentiate public use from commercial extraction of marine resources by including recreational fishing as an allowable activity in the new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, located approximately 150 miles off the Massachusetts coast. This announcement carries on with the precedent in recent marine monument decisions to allow recreational fishing as an important and sustainable use of marine waters.

Center for Coastal Conservation kicks off “Let America Fish” campaign

Posted on September 12, 2016

CCA comments to South Atlantic Council – dolphin reallocation, snapper-grouper, limited entry for charter/for-hire vessels

Posted on September 12, 2016

CCA Mississippi calls for action on speckled trout

Anglers urge state managers to undo damaging regulations
Posted on September 09, 2016

A controversial decision to lower the minimum size limit for speckled trout to 13 inches eight years ago has resulted in exactly the kind of stock decline that recreational anglers feared at the time. Now, with a stock assessment showing that Mississippi’s speckled trout are indeed in trouble, the Mississippi Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association is calling on the Commission on Marine Resources to reverse course and take the necessary steps to put the fishery back on solid footing.

South Atlantic Council set to debate issues critical to recreational anglers

Posted on September 06, 2016

The upcoming meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Sept. 12-16 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is one that could greatly impact the future of recreational angling in the region. Among the items up for discussion are an ad hoc, precedent-setting reallocation of dolphin from the recreational sector to the commercial sector, and a limited entry program for the charter/for-hire industry that would serve as the first step to privatization of marine resources.

NOAA Fisheries casts critical vote against ecosystem management of menhaden

Posted on August 04, 2016

A golden opportunity to solidify the ASMFC’s commitment to ecological management of menhaden was missed when the NOAA Fisheries’ representative to ASMFC voted against a measure to maintain the status quo that would have allowed conservation measures to restore menhaden to its full ecological potential.