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Legislators revive debate on ‘gamefish' idea

Posted on January 18, 2012

Without enough of them off the Carolina coast, Vernon's charter fishing business, Double Haul Guide Service, would be up the creek.

Ex-commercial angler: North Carolina needs to chart new saltwater course

Gloucester's Charles Brown says current fisheries managment led to crash of Pamilico, Albermarle sounds.
Posted on January 17, 2012

Charles Brown of Gloucester hails from a fifth-generation Down East fishing family, and proudly proclaims, “I’ve done it all.”

Restrictions keep fishermen home

Posted on January 17, 2012

This past fall, I didn’t take a trip down to the North Carolina coast. Neither did a few of my friends.

The Fishery Management Illusion Continues

Posted on January 12, 2012

The illusion continues for NOAA Fisheries.

VIDEO: Striped Bass Gamefish

Posted on January 02, 2012

This video by Stripers Forever contains exciting footage of striped bass fishing along with appearances by some of the sport’s best-known personalities discussing the need for striped bass to be designated as game fish.

Taking Flak

Posted on December 15, 2011

It is easy to see why federal fisheries management is in the shape it is in.

Federal fisheries legislation in the spotlight

House Committee on Natural Resources holds hearing on eight fisheries bills
Posted on December 01, 2011

Robert G. Hayes, one of the most respected voices on state, federal andinternational fisheries management issues, is among those invited by U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, to appear before a hearing of his committee on Dec. 1 and offer testimony on a number of bills that stand to impact federal fisheries management. 


Posted on December 01, 2011

Most of us can cite some "seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time" plan gone awry. Such appears the case with that part of the Magnuson Act requiring catch limits be set for all federally managed fish stock by the end of this year. 

Chairman Hastings’ Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing on Legislation to Amend the Magnuson-Stevens Act

Posted on December 01, 2011

In 2010, U.S. commercial fisherman landed over 8 billion pounds of fish valued at $4.5 billion. In addition, approximately 10 million recreational fisherman made more than 71 million recreational fishing trips. Clearly, the economic activity created by the Nation's fishery resources is significant, especially for coastal communities. 

Legislation to Avert Unnecessary Fishing Closures Gathers Senate Support

Nelson/Rubio Bill racing the clock to fix management problems in federal saltwater fisheries
Posted on November 29, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 29, 2011– With a December 31 deadline looming, support is surging for legislation to ensure that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service uses sound science to set catch limits for the nation’s fisheries as a Senate version of the Fishery Science Improvement Act was introduced late yesterday by Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).