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60 recreational fishermen face loss of licenses

Proposed suspensions are first since legislature authorized DNR to act
Posted on September 13, 2011

The Department of Natural Resources will announce today that it has made its own large catch — 60 recreational fishermen involved in a variety of illegal activities on Maryland's waterways in the past five months.

MFC votes to continue striper trawling, new speck FMP to come in November

Posted on September 12, 2011

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission reaffirmed its commitment to the status quo regarding management of striped bass and spotted seatrout at its meetings last week in Raleigh.

Snake River salmon climb almost 7000 ft

Posted on September 12, 2011

Snake River salmon swim more than 900 miles inland and climb almost 7,000 feet to reach their spawning grounds — the highest salmon spawning habitat on the planet, and the largest and wildest habitat left in the continental United States. These one-of-a-kind salmon travel farther and higher than any other salmon on Earth — not to mention tackling eight massive dams along the way.

“Floating Islands” project blazes new trail for marsh restoration

Posted on September 09, 2011

Sept. 9, 2011 - CCA's Building Conservation Habitat Program, in partnership with Shell Oil Company, Terrebonne Parish Government, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Americt.

Striped bass trawling ban rejected

But fisheries board orders future rules imposing limits
Posted on September 08, 2011

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission decided Thursday not to adopt sweeping changes to the state's striped bass fishery rules for the coming season, but significant modifications might be coming in the next couple of years.

Big cuts expected in black sea bass catches, but other limits may rise

Posted on September 07, 2011

Saltwater anglers are facing severe cutbacks in black sea bass catches next year — but they are expected to get increases in summer flounder and bluefish landings.

Stormy Waters Ahead for Eelgrass

Posted on September 07, 2011

Blades of eelgrass, flowing like ribbons, were once a ubiquitous sight in all of the major western shore tributaries and the eastern side of the bay. Beds formed an abundant habitat for blue crabs, sea horses, scallops and other species. Now, eelgrass (Zostera marina) coverage in the bay is a fraction of what it once was, and warming waters due to climate change threatens to compound problems for the hardy, high-salinity submerged aquatic vegetation. 

Elwha Dam Removals: Researchers use giant fish weir to study salmon

Posted on September 03, 2011

PORT ANGELES — For nearly 100 years, the Elwha Dam has proven to be a worthy adversary for spawning salmon. 

Bluefin tuna farm construction moves forward

Posted on August 29, 2011

The construction of the first centre for bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) farming in captivity, located in Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz), is about to end.

CCA steps in to complete Bayou Cour Reef in Alabama

Project will be largest inshore permitted reef in Alabama
Posted on August 29, 2011

MOBILE, AL – CCA Alabama and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division, have announced a partnership to complete the massive Bayou Cour Reef in Bon Secour Bay. The Bayou Cour Reef is a proposed 34-acre reef located about one mile north of the Intracoastal Waterway in the Bon Secour Bay arm of Mobile Bay.