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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.

No easy answer on stripers

Posted on September 30, 2011

I recently ran into a friend who spends time each year fishing for stripers in Massachusetts in the Cape Cod area. As he explained how his season went, it was clear that things were not up to his expectations.

Individuals, restaurants shelling out to restore Georgia oyster reefs

State provides no money in program that uses donated oyster shells
Posted on September 27, 2011

ATLANTA — A program that’s been credited with helping to stop erosion of intertidal waterways and spawning new oyster beds is dependent on handouts.

NOAA report: Gulf shrimpers top killer of sea turtles in US in 2005

Posted on September 27, 2011

A new national report on commercial fishing bycatch released by NOAA Fisheries states that at least 11,772 sea turtles were seriously injured or killed by U.S. fisheries in 2005. And of all the fishing operations, Gulf of Mexico shrimpers had the worst bycatch ratio.