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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.

Study: Cod now in dire straits

Posted on October 27, 2011

Gulf of Maine cod, the lifeblood of the inshore fishing fleet centered around Gloucester, appears to have undergone a dramatic and inexplicable decline in recent years, according to an authoritative marine scientist on the NOAA Science Center team.

Thomas: Condit Dam breach could ruin perfect salmon fishing spot

Posted on October 27, 2011

UNDERWOOD, Wash. — For decades, a flotilla of small boats, prams, rafts and float tubes full of anglers have jammed the mouth of the White Salmon River daily during the summer to catch steelhead.


Seventy-eight fish tagged during Louisiana Saltwater Series Speckled Trout Tournament

Posted on October 26, 2011

Despite what Mother Nature had planned, 78 trout were caught and tagged during last weekend’s inaugural Louisiana Saltwater Series Fall Trout Tournament on Lake Pontchartrain, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

Higher striped bass numbers bring cautious optimism

Posted on October 26, 2011

For the first time in almost a decade, striped bass had a successful spawning year class, but there are those who believe we still should be cautious.

Condit Dam to be demolished Wednesday

Posted on October 25, 2011

First Elwha and Glines Canyon, and now Condit: The three largest dam removals ever in the country will be under way in Washington today, when contractors detonate 800 pounds of dynamite and blast the White Salmon River free.

It's back to the drawing board on red snapper (editorial)

Posted on October 23, 2011

IT SHOULD be unsettling to the National Marine Fisheries Service that the red snapper data it has been using to regulate the Gulf’s most important commercial and recreational fishery are likely flawed.