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Commission shelves reduction of striped bass harvest in Chesapeake Bay

Some Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission members concerned about disappearance of rockfish in northern waters
Posted on November 08, 2011

BOSTON—A proposal that could have slashed Maryland's annual striped bass catch by more than 50 percent in 2012 was shelved Tuesday morning by the commission that oversees East Coast fisheries.

The 9-6 vote by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's striped bass board will most likely postpone any further discussion of a harvest reduction until 2013, when a new population assessment is due.

Recycled PET enlisted to save Louisiana shore

Posted on November 07, 2011

NEW ORLEANS-- Almost every hour, the Louisiana coastline loses a football field-sized piece of land.

Seine-netting proposal for spotted sea trout causing concern for recreational anglers

Commercial anglers would be allowed to use the nets for spotted sea trout
Posted on November 05, 2011

Thousands of Florida anglers are shocked and growing angry as they learn of a late-stages proposal before the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that would allow commercial fishermen to use seine nets (of up to 500 square feet) to collect spotted sea trout throughout state waters.

Condit Dam decommissioning takes the next step

Vancouver company helping mother nature restore White Salmon River’s path
Posted on November 05, 2011

WHITE SALMON — Dale Kuykendall strolls a few hundred yards from his makeshift office to a ledge offering a jaw-dropping view of the newly unleashed White Salmon River.

New trout rules proposed

Posted on November 02, 2011

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will meet Nov. 16-17 in Key Largo.

Red grouper catch quota increases after lower than predicted 2010 landings

Posted on October 31, 2011

After a 10-month reduction in allowable catch for red grouper in Gulf of Mexico federal waters, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service on Monday announced it will increase the quota by 1.2 million pounds. 

Recreational angling community comments on the General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Biscayne National Park

Posted on October 31, 2011

The above organizations are pleased to submit the following formal comments on the draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (GMP) for Biscayne National Park (BNP). Our organizations represent the overwhelming majority of recreational boating and angling interests in the United States, collectively a $200+ billion industry. We have been closely following the development of the GMP and the Fisheries Management Plan, which will greatly affect anglers and recreational-fishing dependent businesses in the area and have implications for the broader sportfishing community at large.

Researchers plan to close the tuna life cycle in five years

Posted on October 28, 2011

Researchers at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) hope to complete the life cycle of tuna in captivity in the next four or five years.

Federal laws could shut down saltwater fishing

Recreational groups hoping Congress can put off deadlines so more data can be gathered
Posted on October 28, 2011

SARASOTA — — The future of recreational saltwater fishing is murky as restrictive federal regulations are poised to possibly close vast stretches of offshore waters.

CCA rejects Gulf Council advisory panel recommendations

Panel continues to push recreational-based catch share agenda
Posted on October 27, 2011

In a letter to the chairman of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, Coastal Conservation Association is asking the Council to reject the recommendations of the Limited Access Privilege Program Advisory Panel (LAPP AP) and abandon consideration of sector separation and catch share experiments in Gulf reef fish fisheries.