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Outdoors: Bill to give red drum, spotted seatrout and striped bass game-fish status still alive as part of study

Posted on June 26, 2011

Lost in the drama of the state Legislature's back-and-forth budget bill bickering during its last session was an issue that could change the face of coastal sportfishing in North Carolina.

NC watermen wary of latest legislative twists

Posted on June 26, 2011

Having failed this spring to reel in votes, the legislators who proposed declaring three species of fish off-limits to commercial fishermen are instead asking their colleagues to create a committee dedicated to studying that idea.

Groups endorse new catch-limit legislation

Posted on June 24, 2011

A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., seeks to ensure that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Fisheries Service is required to set catch limits based on several factors supported by a group of industry associations.

Wittman Casts Fishery Conservation Bill

Posted on June 23, 2011

Washington, DC – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), joined by 17 colleagues in the House and the Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, today announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation to improve federal management of major saltwater fisheries to ensure a balanced approach in the conservation and management of saltwater fish.

Legislation Introduced to Stop Unwarranted Fisheries Closures

Anglers and industry groups unite to address catch limit problems in federal saltwater fisheries
Posted on June 23, 2011

A bill introduced by Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) seeks to ensure that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Fisheries Service is required to set catch limits based on sound science. The bi-partisan legislation, known as the Fishery Science Improvement Act (FSIA), is endorsed by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus as well as a broad coalition of conservation, sportfishing and marine industry groups.

The End of Unnecessary Saltwater Fisheries Closures? The Fisheries Science Improvement Act

Posted on June 23, 2011

We've covered fish closures a lot here on GoFISHn. And, unfortunately, most of those fish closures have caused a lot of debate because of the lack of information that has lead to shutting down these fishing seasons.

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: 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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