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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.

Politics may strangle vote on game-fish bill

Posted on June 09, 2011

How is it that a bill with bipartisan, veto-proof support in the North Carolina General Assembly can’t be heard on the floor of the state House or Senate and become law?

NC Fisheries Management

Posted on June 08, 2011

A 5-minute video on NC fisheries management and the need for game fish status.

Hot pursuit of tuna seiner

Posted on June 07, 2011

On Sunday, Sea Shepherd’s Steve Irwin spotted five French vessels leaving Malta at high speed, bound for Libyan waters.

The organisation says that one of the vessels, the Sainte Sophie Francois 2, does not have a bluefin tuna quota for the 2011 season and is not allowed to take part in any such fishing operation, and says that the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) has confirmed this.

Marine management

Posted on June 07, 2011

The May 24 Point of View piece by Stephen Ammons in support of recreational fishing strikes a chord. A senior citizen now, I remember growing up around the Chesapeake Bay and watching striped bass plundered commercially so that for decades we endured a total moratorium on them.

Construction Completed on Louisiana’s Largest Limestone Inshore Artificial Reef

CCA, LDWF and partners complete historic project at Independence Island Reef
Posted on June 07, 2011

JUNE 7, 2011- The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) have completed construction on Independence Island Reef, believed to be the largest limestone inshore artificial reef project ever in Louisiana. Work crews finished the job on Monday afternoon.

Latest scam by 'The Feds' does an end-around to law

Posted on June 04, 2011

I received a paper from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, penned by their talented scribe, Bob Wattendorf. He began it this way: "For my 32 years with the FWC, I have been one of those folks dealing with the stigma of 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you.'"

CCA Comments on Black Grouper Allocation

Posted on May 31, 2011

Coastal Conservation Association objects to the measure included in the proposed Generic Annual Catch Limit/Accountability Measures Amendment that purports to establish commercial and recreational allocations for black grouper. 

Fishing interests wary of Commerce nominee

Posted on May 31, 2011

NEW BEDFORD — President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next secretary of commerce raised concerns among fishing interests today.