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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.

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.'"

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.

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. 

Reef project aims to bring back fishermen

An artificial reef north of Grand Isle seeks to attract the fish that attract the fishermen.
Posted on May 29, 2011

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.

No Endangered Label for Bluefin Tuna

Posted on May 28, 2011

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.

NOAA Finds Endangered Species Listing for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Not Warranted

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Posted on May 27, 2011

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 Comments on Amendment 32 and the Generic ACL/AM Amendment

Posted on May 26, 2011

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. 

Lawsuit Challenges Delay in Protecting Vanishing Bluefin Tuna

Endangered Status Sought for Giant, Warm-blooded Fish
Posted on May 25, 2011

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. 

Independence Island Reef construction set to begin

Partnership between CCA, LDWF, Shell and the Candies Family makes project a reality
Posted on May 24, 2011

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.