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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.

Anglers catch big fish and bigger prizes at CCA tournament

Posted on October 12, 2011

As Aven Campos hooked another fish at Pine Gully Pier, the 10-year-old instantly knew there was something special on the other end of the line.

CCA urges common sense remedies for black sea bass

Self-imposed restrictions forcing South Atlantic Council to close fishery
Posted on October 12, 2011

In a letter to South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Chairman David Cupka, Coastal Conservation Association is urging the Council to take common-sense steps to remedy an unnecessarily restrictive rebuilding plan for black sea bass. The pending closure on black sea bass, proposed for October to June, compounds an already difficult offshore angling environment already reeling from closures on red snapper, groupers and vermillion snapper. 

Help Save "The Most Important Fish in the Sea"

Posted on October 12, 2011

Send a message to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission today in support of stronger conservation for menhaden, an important forage fish.

Bluefin carcass washes ashore

Not known if related to harbor seal deaths
Posted on October 11, 2011

HAMPTON — A dead bluefin tuna washed up at Hampton Beach on Wednesday has a local marine biologist concerned because of the ongoing investigation into the recent deaths of dozens of young harbor seals.

Safeguarding Our Sport

Posted on October 03, 2011

There’s a lot of cynicism these days about politics and politicians, much of it justified, and I won’t try to tackle that thorny issue in this blog. Instead, I want to tell you about a positive experience I had recently in Washington, D.C.

A Tropical Technique for Maine’s Shallows

Posted on October 01, 2011

PORTLAND, Me. — I was standing in the bow of a low-riding skiff as my angling companion poled us across white sand flats, illuminated by a warm summer sun. Suddenly, several wakes appeared before the boat.