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NH fishermen plead for changes in regulations

Posted on May 09, 2011

SEABROOK — The federal government's new "catch share" system has been literally killing off the state's 400-year-old commercial fishing industry, fishermen and state experts told a panel of federal officials yesterday.

Help Conserve North Carolina's Striped Bass, Red Drum and Spotted Sea Trout Fisheries

Send a message to your state representative today in support of the Coastal Game Fish Bill
Posted on May 04, 2011

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Fed panel hears from fishery's front lines

Posted on May 03, 2011

Forged in independence, laid low by regulatory constraints, America's original fishing port told its story in many voices from many perspectives Tuesday, appealing to one arm of the U.S. Commerce Department for relief to help survive the harm done by another.

Commercial fisherman gather in Burgaw to protest game-fish bill

Posted on May 03, 2011

BURGAW, NC (WWAY) -- Commercial fishermen gathered in Burgaw today to protest a bill that would keep them from catching certain types of fish.

NPR finds hundreds of pounds of dead striped bass caught in illegal net

Posted on May 02, 2011

ABOARD THE M/V SANDUSKY —— The Chesapeake Bay's bounty was turned into a macabre tableau Monday morning as an illegal net at least 600 yards long and filled with decaying striped bass and other fish was partially pulled from the waters off Tilghman Island.

Bluefin tuna can now be traced through a cell phone

Posted on May 02, 2011

The aquaculture company Balfegó, has introduced a new method for tuna consumers to know where and when the fish that they are eating was caught, when it was slaughtered, how much weighed and the implemented quality controls.

Rigs-to-Reefs Information

What is Rigs-to-Reefs and how does it relate to the mission of the Minerals Management Service (MMS)?
Posted on May 01, 2011

Rigs-to-Reefs is a term used for converting obsolete, nonproductive offshore oil and gas structures to designated artificial reefs. From research and assessment of the environmental effects of oil and gas leasing and development, the MMS has documented a profound and pervasive connection between fish, fishing, and oil and gas structures in the marine environment.

Rigs to Reef Programs Create Valuable Fish Habitat

Posted on May 01, 2011

The Gulf of Mexico lack natural reefs. Not long after platforms first appeared in the Gulf, fishermen found that they caught more fish near platforms. Subsequent research found that the platforms act as artificial reefs, attracting and enhancing fish populations.

Where Have All the Menhaden Gone?

Posted on May 01, 2011

Pender commissioners reconsider game fish opposition

Posted on May 01, 2011

Despite being united last month in opposition to a proposed state House bill that seeks to give “game fish” status to three species, the Pender County commissioners have agreed to take another look at the issue during Monday's meeting.