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Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Underwhelmed By House Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Bill

Posted on May 29, 2014

Not one part of catch share program passes the smell test

Posted on May 23, 2014

Red Grouper: Another example of how NOT to manage a recreational fishery

Posted on May 23, 2014

Mixed Signals for Striped Bass

Posted on May 16, 2014

Runaway MPAs?

Posted on May 13, 2014

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are management tools that limit or eliminate fishing from a particular area. On paper, they are portrayed as sanctuaries that protect critical habitats from degradation, or fish from harvest, and allow populations to recover and move out into unprotected areas where they may be harvested. On the water, the science on how effective MPAs are is incomplete, at best, and MPAs are such a drastic measure that they should be regarded as the tool of last resort for fishery managers.

Letter from America's recreational fishing and boating community requesting DOC issue a corrected "2012 Fisheries Economics of the United States."

Posted on May 09, 2014

NMFS’ economics report warps reality

Posted on May 09, 2014

The latest version of Fisheries Economics of the United States has been released and for some reason the National Marine Fisheries Service decided not to separate seafood imports and domestic production from the commercial economic impact estimates, as they did in the prior year.

The Road Once Taken

Posted on April 28, 2014

Imagine how different duck hunting would look today if 100 years ago the federal government had taken a page out of the current NOAA Fisheries playbook and decided to embrace and enhance the market hunters.

Federal management of Gulf red snapper grinds to historic low

Broken system produces 11-day season for recreational anglers
Posted on April 11, 2014

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA (4-11-2014) The impact of a recent federal district court ruling in favor of commercial red snapper fishermen and seafood packers was driven home this week as the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council set the 2014 recreational red snapper season at just 11 days, the shortest season in the fishery’s history under management.

Ruling against recreational angling confirms federal fisheries management system broken

Posted on March 28, 2014