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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.

Summer flounder limits likely to increase again next summer as numbers continue to rebound

Posted on August 18, 2011

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, which regulates summer flounder, recommended increasing the 2012 harvest by 1.6 million pounds to 35.55 million pounds, at a meeting this week.

N.C. regulators consider new rules for ocean striped bass fishing

Posted on August 17, 2011

The discarding of hundreds, if not thousands, of dead striped bass by a trawler off the N.C. coast early this year has spurred state regulators to consider new rules for the commercial catch of the species.

Pew misinformation campaign reaches new low

Posted on August 11, 2011

In what has become a veritable campaign of misinformation, Pew Environment Group issued yet another statement in support of setting annual catch limits on marine fisheries species without the benefit of science-based assessments.

Scientist calls to end rule of NOAA

Posted on August 10, 2011

Influential marine scientist Brian Rothschild has charged NOAA with adopting an "unnecessarily hard-line," wrong, wasteful and job-destroying interpretation of Congress' intent for managing America's fisheries.

'Game Fish' Bill Pits Commercial Fishermen vs. Recreational

Sponsors say several species more valuable to weekend anglers than those who fish for a living
Posted on August 09, 2011

RALEIGH--Red drum, spotted sea trout, and striped bass could be taken off the menu and off the market if a bill designating the three fish "game fish" becomes law. The law would make the species off-limits to commerical fishermen and consumers in order to preserve them for sports fishermen. 

North Carolina considers limits on commercial fishing

Posted on August 09, 2011

A North Carolina bill would make red drum, spotted sea trout and striped bass off limits to commercial fishermen in order to preserve them for sport fishermen.

Tuna Ranch Claims Spawning Success

Posted on August 09, 2011

Fish farmers are one step closer to raising tuna like chicken, a long-held dream for the industry.

Crucial MFC meeting cancelled because no commercial fishing members will show up

Posted on August 09, 2011

A crucial NC Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) meeting that was to be held this week in Raleigh has been cancelled because no commercial fishing representatives will be able to show up.

Fish farm breakthrough that could save the bluefin

Posted on August 08, 2011

The prospect of farming the endangered bluefin tuna from eggs to fully mature adults has come a step closer with the first natural mass spawning of the species in captivity.