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.
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.'"
NEW BEDFORD — President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next secretary of commerce raised concerns among fishing interests today.
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.
An artificial reef north of Grand Isle seeks to attract the fish that attract the fishermen.
HOUMA — Fishing enthusiasts are hoping to give Grand Isle a boost by restoring a former fishing hot spot claimed by coastal erosion into a bustling artificial reef.
The Atlantic bluefin tuna won't be listed as an endangered species, at least for now, as the Obama administration on Friday rejected environmentalists' push for tougher restrictions on catching the highly prized fish.
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
The Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, is regarded as one of the most prized species in the ocean. It’s also one of the biggest, reaching average lengths of 6.5 feet, and weighing about 550lbs. One fish can sell for tens of thousands of dollars. Bluefin tuna are at the top of the food chain, giving them an important role in the ecosystem.
CCA believes that the comment process for Amendment 32 and the ACL/AM Amendment was seriously flawed. We understand the legal requirements that are at work and are forcing the Council to operate this way to meet looming deadlines.
Endangered Status Sought for Giant, Warm-blooded Fish
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity formally notified the National Marine Fisheries Service today that it intends to sue the agency for failing to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna under the Endangered Species Act.
Partnership between CCA, LDWF, Shell and the Candies Family makes project a reality
Coastal Conservation Association is set to begin construction on an island reef near Grand Isle that is expected to boost recreational fishing in an area damaged by erosion. Despite recent heavy winds and high water, CCA has all the pieces in place to begin construction on the 4-acre, $500,000 Independence Island Reef.