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Black Sea Bass Closed Until June 2012

Cross another species off the bottom-fishing list
Posted on October 19, 2011

Even when anglers on the east coast couldn’t catch red snapper, groupers or vermilion snapper, black sea bass still allowed family level anglers to catch and keep something for dinner. 

Lawton Receives National Honor for Promoting Recreational Fishing

Posted on October 19, 2011

NEW ORLEANS - The American Sportfishing Association has awarded its prestigious Future of Fishing Award to Center for Coastal Conservation Founding Chairman Jack Lawton Jr. for his work nurturing and growing recreational fishing over the past three decades. ASA presented Lawton the award Oct. 14 at its annual conference in New Orleans.

Overfishing 101: Counting Fish

Posted on October 19, 2011

How heavy is 35,000 metric tons? For starters, it’s the weight of 193 jumbo jets or 2,917 African elephants. It’s also the amount of Atlantic bluefin tuna that have exceeded the official catch quota in the Mediterranean Sea in the past two years alone, according to a Pew-commissioned analysis of the international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna released today.

2011 Young of the Year Striped Bass Survey Shows Fourth Highest Reproduction On Record

Posted on October 18, 2011

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the 2011 Young of the Year (YOY) Striped Bass Survey is 34.6, well above the long-term average of 11.9, and exceedingly higher than 2010’s results of 5.9. This is the fourth highest measure of striped bass spawning success in the Chesapeake Bay in the survey’s 58-year history.

Number of young striped bass in Chesapeake Bay spikes

Encouraging census results may affect harvest limits
Posted on October 18, 2011

After several years of discouraging results, Maryland fisheries officials say the number of juvenile striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay this summer was the fourth highest in the 58-year history of their annual census.

2011 a Banner Year for Young Striped Bass in Virginia

Posted on October 17, 2011

Newswise — Preliminary results from a 2011 survey conducted by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) suggest the production of a strong class of young-of-year striped bass in the Virginia portion of Chesapeake Bay. The 2011 year class represents the group of fish hatched this spring.

Drought causing unusual aquatic behavior in bay

Posted on October 17, 2011

It's a little harder to fathom the impacts this record-setting, ongoing drought has had on Texas' coastal marine environment than it is to see how it has affected terrestrial life.

Salmon-Killing Virus Seen for First Time in the Wild on the Pacific Coast

Posted on October 17, 2011

A lethal and highly contagious marine virus has been detected for the first time in wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest, researchers in British Columbia said on Monday, stirring concern that it could spread there, as it has in Chile, Scotland and elsewhere.

Feds underestimate snapper recovery, key scientist says

Posted on October 16, 2011

Research by Alabama scientists suggests that federal regulators may have underestimated the size of the red snapper population due to a longstanding reliance on flawed data collected from commercial fishermen.

Red tide enters Corpus Christi bay

Posted on October 13, 2011

COASTAL BEND — The toxic red tide bloom that has lingered in the gulf for at least two weeks has drifted into bay waters near Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.