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Red Snapper Reallocation – What’s at Stake?

Posted on October 22, 2013

Whatever the outcome of a red sanpper reallocation process, it will surely reflect reality more accurately than an allocation that was set using past catch history from a time when The A Team was one of the top-rated programs on network television.

CCA Florida set to bring urban reefing to Jacksonville

Reefing project set for St. Johns River in heart of downtown
Posted on October 17, 2013

If you love your wildlife, thank a hunter

For the Steamboat Today
Posted on October 16, 2013

Protein for America?

Posted on October 10, 2013

Early in October, news came that more than 130 chefs, restaurant owners, fishermen and seafood industry leaders had partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund to launch a new propaganda campaign called "Share the Gulf.” The goal of this benignly labeled effort is to maintain 51 percent of the red snapper harvest for commercial fishermen and 49 percent to recreational fishermen – an allocation that was set using harvest data from the mid-1980s.

CCA Comment on Shad & River Herring Management

Posted on September 30, 2013

Shad and river herring populations are at critically low levels of abundance.  Historically these species supported large scale fisheries and, more importantly, were key forage components in the Atlantic ecosystem.  They were important prey species for a host of recreationally important species, such as bluefish, striped bass, king mackerel; and tunas.  Their populations are a mere shadow of what they once were.

CCA Comments on Atlantic HMS Amendment 7

Posted on September 30, 2013

Our main objective with respect to bluefin tuna is to implement a recovery of the western stock to levels that will increase abundance and provide a sustainable fishery. We acknowledge the intricacies of international management under ICCAT, but are not persuaded by the argument that it is important to the U.S. to kill every bluefin that might be available under our share of the ICCAT assigned quota. Our impression is that this amendment is primarily more about re-distributing harvest than affording increased conservation to the species.

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leadership Introduces 2013 Sportsmen's Package

Posted on September 27, 2013

Bipartisan Members of Congress file solution to Gulf red snapper mess

Conservationists applaud legislation to let Gulf states manage red snapper
Posted on September 12, 2013

Lawsuit Challenging Gillnet Ban Dismissed

Court’s ruling confirms historic Columbia River gillnet reform policy
Posted on August 29, 2013

Lawsuit Challenging Gillnet Ban Dismissed

Court’s ruling confirms historic Columbia River gillnet reform policy
Posted on August 13, 2013

In a victory for conservationists, the Thurston County Superior Court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by commercial gillnet interests challenging the landmark Columbia River fishery reform policy approved earlier this year by the Washington Fish and Wildlife