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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.

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.

Fluke making a comeback

Posted on August 27, 2011

These days the first thing most people think of when they hear the word "fluke" is the U.S. Congress, but fisher-types are more likely to think of one of the great mysteries of the current summer, namely: Where did all summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus to science) come from?

Fishing Column: Cuomo protects striped bass in Hudson River

Posted on August 26, 2011

Recently striped bass populations in the Hudson River got the proverbial shot in the arm thanks to New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Fish Agency Keeps Higher Bluefin Retention Limits

Posted on August 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (CN) - Even though landings of bluefin tuna by domestic fisheries are down, the National Marine Fisheries Service will keep the current retention limit of three medium sized or one giant fish per day for the rest of the 2011 fishing season.

Maine gets $1.1M to track Atlantic salmon

Posted on August 24, 2011

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Department of Marine Resources will be getting help monitoring efforts to revive the populations of the endangered Atlantic salmon in the state.

VIDEO: Benefits of Gamefish Status

Posted on August 19, 2011

Click here for benefits of Gamefish status video. 

CCA Testimony on Sector Separation to Gulf Council

Posted on August 18, 2011

The primary concern that CCA has with sector separation is that taking fish from private boat anglers does not seem to provide any benefit for recreational anglers, the states, or for state budgets. I'd like to stress that we have no quarrel with the charter/for-hire sector - we see them as our partners and allies in recreational angling. We are concerned about pitting one group of anglers against another. We don't want to stand here and fight the charter/for-hire guys for days on the water down the road.