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Longliners target billfish in conservation zone, again

Controversial exempted fishing permit benefiting a single company back from the dead
Posted on February 26, 2018

Conservationists won a victory late last year when an exempted fishing permit to allow longline gear into a closed conservation zone was declared invalid after Nova Southeastern University insisted that its name be removed from the permit. The East Florida Coast Pelagic Longline Closed Area has been closed since 2001 after it was determined that longlines were killing too many juvenile billfish in this known nursery area. However, industrial harvsesters are again targeting the conservation zone with indiscriminate longline gear.

Fishing for the Facts about the Modern Fish Act

Posted on February 26, 2018

Shimano and CCA Launch National Marine Science Scholarship Program

In partnership with Harte Research Institute, program seeks to assist future leaders in conservation-based marine science
Posted on February 08, 2018

Time for ASMFC to Stand Firm for Menhaden

Posted on February 05, 2018

As any good angler knows, Atlantic menhaden are anything but a pisciverous predator.  Rather they are the foundation of the regional food web, and an abundant source of protein for many important gamefish like striped bass, bluefish, king mackerel and even some tuna species.

CCA comments on South Atlantic cobia

Amendment 31 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery Management Plan
Posted on January 22, 2018

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on cobia management in Draft amendment 31, we sincerely appreciate the opportunity. The Coastal Conservation Association is the largest marine resource conservation group of its kind in the nation and at this time we are in favor of Preferred Alternative 2: Remove Atlantic cobia from the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery Management Plan.

Landmark Legislation to Benefit Saltwater Anglers Advances in U.S. House

House Natural Resources Committee Approves Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill
Posted on December 13, 2017

NOAA Finally Getting It Right

Agency’s fisheries economics report more accurately reflects reality, to the dismay of some.
Posted on November 14, 2017

ASMFC Menhaden Management Board Misses Historic Opportunity

Management body caves with vote to maintain failed management of menhaden
Posted on November 13, 2017

Presented with the historic opportunity to put in place much-needed protections for menhaden that recognize their ecological role, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Menhaden Management Board blinked, and instead opted for status quo management. In the months leading up to the vote, public sentiment was overwhelmingly in favor of better menhaden management, with more than 150,000 public comments in favor of Option E that would have taken into account menhaden’s unique ecological role as a forage fish.

Support of the Modern Fish Act!

Posted on November 03, 2017

Glaciers, palm trees and federal fisheries management

Posted on October 25, 2017