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Lionfish spreading throughout western Atlantic

Posted on September 17, 2011

Lionfish are members of the scorpion fish family and are native to the Indo-Pacific region. Since 2000, however, scientists have become aware of growing populations of lionfish in the Atlantic Ocean. Original sightings of these striking striped fish, with their showy fins, were made on reefs off the coasts of Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Bermuda. Since then, the fish have spread throughout the western Atlantic.

Idaho sockeye salmon count exceeds expectations

Posted on September 16, 2011

BOISE, Idaho – This year might not be a record year for Idaho’s endangered sockeye salmon. But biologists with Idaho Fish and Game say the returning adult salmon count is already above expectations for the year. They get an idea of those numbers during the annual “Sockeye Roundup.”

Red Grouper Rising

An uptick in red grouper stocks pays dividends for Gulf Coast anglers inshore and off.
Posted on September 16, 2011

You’re hooked up, bent to the rails and seeing red! Red grouper, that is.

Maryland seeks sustainability seal for striped bass

Watermen hope label would boost share of market; politicians think it would help state's green reputation
Posted on September 16, 2011

Someday, perhaps as early as March, Maryland's striped bass may join the main ingredients of Europe's Filet-O-Fish sandwich on the list of fish known worldwide as abundant, well-managed and caught in environmentally friendly ways.

CCA applauds Louisiana senator for effort to avert rig removals

Posted on September 14, 2011

Coastal Conservation Association is applauding Sen. David Vitter (R-La) for legislation filed today that will prevent rigs and other structures from being summarily removed from the Gulf of Mexico.

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.

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.

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.

“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.