Catch shares for charter/for-hire industry on the way
New online advocacy system provides opportunities for recreational anglers nationwide to contact their legislators
Sen. Shelby seeks much-needed relief for recreational anglers
In an unprecedented display of engagement, Congress is making its displeasure known over the current course of federal management of Gulf red snapper by directly addressing it in a number of recent pieces of legislation in both the U.S. House and Senate. Last week, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), announced full committee passage of the Fiscal Year 2016 CJS appropriations bill which contains provisions dealing specifically with red snapper, including allocation, state boundaries and stock assessments.
Recreational Boating and Fishing Community Strongly Objects to Fishing Closure
A real victory for recreational fishing -- and the jobs recreational fishing creates.
Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization contains major provisions benefitting recreational fishing
A coalition of organizations representing the saltwater recreational fishing and boating community congratulated the U.S. House of Representatives on its passage of H.R. 1335, a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary statute governing the nation’s marine fisheries.
Cooperative habitat effort saves an iconic Louisiana fishing spot.
Capt. Ricky Brondum had the look of a man heading to a funeral rather than one who was guiding a fishing trip on a surprisingly mild mid-August day in 2014.
During the week of June 1, a bill to reauthorize the nation’s primary marine fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Act, is expected to go to the House floor. This bill, H.R. 1335 by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) includes several provisions of high importance to the recreational fishing community and could be further bolstered by the inclusion of three key amendments.
Lucky angler in Cockroach Bay takes home 2015 GMC truck
Today, by a 18-12 vote the Oregon Senate confirmed Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s appointment of Bruce Buckmaster to a four-year term on the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (Commission). The appointment of Buckmaster, a long time Astoria resident and devoted advocate for Columbia River commercial gillnetting, drew the united opposition of the recreational fishing community and the ire of members of the environmental community.