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Nueces Bay restoration project progresses

160 acres of marshlands being reclaimed
Posted on July 25, 2011

CORPUS CHRISTI — The first phase of a multipart project to restore a 160-acre area off the Nueces Bay Causeway near Indian Point has been completed.

The Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program started the project in July 2010 with construction of a 76-acre marsh complex and continued with the planting of marsh grass beginning in November.

General Assembly Toughens Penalties for Striped Bass Poaching

Violators will face much higher fines, prison sentences of up to 90 days and forfeiture of boats and fishing equipment.
Posted on July 23, 2011

Poachers beware: Rhode Island has new, stiffer penalties for those who catch more than the legal limit on striped bass, or try to bag those that are too small.

Improved Science Is Better Than No Science

Posted on July 21, 2011

Opponents of FSIA disapprove of the bill’s requirement that managers have a modern, recent assessment in hand in order to set an annual catch limit (ACL) for a stock of fish. Terrestrial and freshwater wildlife resource management agencies would not think of operating without standardized stock surveys and assessments. 

Sector Separation--It's OK to Throw Bad Ideas Away

Posted on July 21, 2011

Linus Pauling was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author and educator. He was one of the most influential chemists in history and one of only four individuals to have won more than one Nobel Prize.

Can bluefin tuna farms work?

In pens off Baja, an Icelandic company is raising the fish, a delicacy whose numbers have plummeted in recent years. It hopes to please consumers and environmentalists too.
Posted on July 21, 2011

Scrawled on the white board hung behind the bar at Noshi Sushi in Los Angeles, the word "otoro" (fatty tuna) beckons seafood lovers. For the connoisseur, this is the main attraction, the filet mignon of sushi.

Major expansion of Port Mansfield reef underway

CCA Texas joins effort to expand fishing opportunities at existing reef
Posted on July 20, 2011

PORT MANSFIELD, TEXAS – Recreational fishermen in the nearshore waters off the coast of Port Mansfield will have almost five times the amount of habitat to fish within eight miles of the Port Mansfield Jetties after a major infusion of hard structure this week.

Old ships find new purpose at the bottom of the sea

Posted on July 18, 2011

Is saltwater fishing better or worse this year?

Posted on July 15, 2011

If you listen to the inshore saltwater fishermen concerning their fishing success for the current year you seldom hear of a good report. Even if they were having a “banner year” the fishing “could be better.”

CCA North Carolina earns West Marine grant for habitat

Posted on July 15, 2011

In honor of World Oceans Day, West Marine announced the recipients of their annual Marine Conservation Grants program. Grants for a total amount of $30,000 are being awarded to non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. who are working to “improve and protect marine habitat,” which is part of West Marine’s mission. 

Annihilate an Entire Species of Fish, and Other Easy Ways to Really Mess Things Up

Posted on July 15, 2011

So, there's this company called Omega Protein, and it seems intent on catching as much as it possibly can of an obscure, tiny, practically inedible fish called the Atlantic menhaden.