No Contest: Recreational angling value outweighs commercial fishing in terms of economic impact
Menhaden harvesters blocked in attempt to keep red drum, but industry bycatch remains secret
Two bills that proposed to allow the industrial menhaden fishery to retain mature red drum killed as bycatch failed to make it out of committee at the Mississippi Legislature this week, much to the relief of conservationists who worked to ensure the bills’ demise.
Conservation Advisory Board passes resolution supporting state management of red snapper fishery
State fishery managers got a resounding endorsement last weekend when the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board adopted a resolution in support of shifting management of the red snapper fishery in state and federal waters off Alabama’s Gulf Coast to the Marine Resources Division (MRD) of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
As a coalition of organizations representing the nation’s saltwater recreational fishing and boating community, including millions of anglers and thousands of recreational fishing-dependent businesses, we urge you to incorporate the priorities of the recreational fishing community as you contemplate reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the primary statute governing the nation’s marine fisheries.
Failed reallocation amendment comes to a disappointing close
After getting caught, Omega Protein seeks allowance in red drum harvest
Beware the Rec Angling Advisory Panel