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Catch shares for charter/for-hire industry on the way
Posted on June 18, 2015

CCA welcomes bass anglers for saltwater conservation

New online advocacy system provides opportunities for recreational anglers nationwide to contact their legislators
Posted on June 17, 2015

Federal mismanagement of red snapper draws attention of Congress

Sen. Shelby seeks much-needed relief for recreational anglers
Posted on June 15, 2015

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.

Public Locked Out of Biscayne National Park

Recreational Boating and Fishing Community Strongly Objects to Fishing Closure
Posted on June 05, 2015

Center for Coastal Conservation Praises Scott, Graves

A real victory for recreational fishing -- and the jobs recreational fishing creates.
Posted on June 04, 2015

Recreational Saltwater Fishing Coalition Lauds House Legislation

Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization contains major provisions benefitting recreational fishing
Posted on June 02, 2015

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.  

The Pickets Reborn

Cooperative habitat effort saves an iconic Louisiana fishing spot.
Posted on June 01, 2015

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.

Magnuson-Stevens Act is expected to go to House floor week of June 1

Posted on May 29, 2015

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.


CCA Florida STAR has its first official winner

Lucky angler in Cockroach Bay takes home 2015 GMC truck
Posted on May 28, 2015

Oregon Senate Confirms Bruce Buckmaster to Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Seat

Posted on May 22, 2015

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.