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Update on NC HB 353

Posted on June 22, 2011

HB353, the NC Game Fish Bill for four species including striped bass has been sent to a special study committee and will not be voted on this year.

'Game fish' issue likely to be addressed before 2012

Posted on June 20, 2011

As the 2011 General Assembly wound to a close last week, lawmakers didn't have enough time – or energy – to take on controversial legislation that would prohibit the sale of three types of popular fish caught off the N.C. coast.

Gamefish proposal sent to new legislative panel

Posted on June 19, 2011

Legislation proposed to put striped bass off limits to commercial watermen by designating the species a gamefish has been put under the umbrella of a new legislative study committee.

Taking Liberties: Fishermen Cast Wide Net in Fight to Save Bass, Trout

Posted on June 18, 2011

On Monday, Jim Hardin was casting his 6 foot spinning rod in the Roanoke River off of the town of Plymouth in the northeast corner of North Carolina.

Taking Liberties: Fisherman vs. Fisherman

NC proposal to limit striped bass catch puts fishermen are at each other's throats
Posted on June 18, 2011

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Massive bluefin tuna egg-laying in captivity

FISheries management council thwarts commercial industry efforts to exploit Atlantic pelagic species
Posted on June 17, 2011

For the third consecutive year, researchers from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) obtained viable bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) egg-laying in captivity at its facilities in Murcia without hormonal induction.

Gamefish status bill dead, but likely to be reincarnated in 2012 short session of N.C. Legislature

Posted on June 15, 2011

The coastal saltwater gamefish status bill, HB 353, didn’t pass the June 9 crossover date to be considered in the second portion of the 2011 session of the North Carolina General Assembly.

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Briefs Congress on Fishery Science Improvement Act

Posted on June 14, 2011

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), along with Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair Rep. Jeff Miller and CSC Member Rep. Rob Wittman, briefed members of Congress this morning on legislation that will be introduced to maintain conservation standards set forth in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

Louisiana's largest inshore artificial reef completed northeast of Grand Isle

Posted on June 13, 2011

The largest inshore limestone artificial reef project in state history dropped the last of its 8,000 tons of limestone last week onto four acres of old oyster reefs along long-submerged Independence Island.

Lawsuit Threatened Over Bluefin Tuna

Posted on June 10, 2011

OCEAN CITY -- Just days after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a threatened or endangered listing for Atlantic bluefin tuna was not warranted at this time, the environmental watchdog agency that filed the original petition threatened to sue the federal agency for failing to take steps to protect the troubled species.