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Pender to vote again on opposition to fishing bill

Posted on April 20, 2011

BURGAW - The commissioners have agreed, some reluctantly, to revisit a proclamation they passed earlier this month that opposes a NC House bill that would prevent commercial fisherman from catching certain types of fish.

Letters: How Healthy Are Our Fisheries?

Posted on April 20, 2011

In “Let Us Eat Fish” (Op-Ed, April 15), Ray Hilborn writes that studies showing a worldwide decline in fish stocks are exaggerated and that most fish stocks are stable.

Economics make the case for North Carolina gamefish bill

Recreational sector generates six times the jobs, 12 times the sales of commercial industry
Posted on April 19, 2011

North Carolina has the opportunity to increase the economic impact of fishery management to the entire state with a single bill - H.B. 353, a bill to make striped bass, red drum and speckled trout gamefish. According to a study released this week by Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina, the economic impacts of recreational angling for those three species dwarf those of the commercial sector and make a compelling case for legislative measures that enhance recreational fisheries.

CCA: Economics make the case for North Carolina gamefish bill

Posted on April 19, 2011

North Carolina has the opportunity to increase the economic impact of fishery management to the entire state with a single bill - H.B. 353, a bill to make striped bass, red drum and speckled trout gamefish.

EDITORIAL: Game-fish bill would have little impact on legal commercial fishing, study shows

Posted on April 19, 2011

As the confirmation process of House Bill 353 heads into its middle stages, both sides are trying to influence public and legislative opinion.

Economics Make the Case for North Carolina Gamefish Bill

Recreational sector generates six times the jobs, 12 times the sales of commercial industry
Posted on April 19, 2011

North Carolina has the opportunity to increase the economic impact of fishery management to the entire state with a single bill - H.B. 353, a bill to make striped bass, red drum and speckled trout gamefish. According to a study released this week by Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina, the economic impacts of recreational angling for those three species dwarf those of the commercial sector and make a compelling case for legislative measures that enhance recreational fisheries.

Economics Make the Case for North Carolina Gamefish Bill

Posted on April 19, 2011

North Carolina has the opportunity to increase the economic impact of fishery management to the entire state with a single bill - H.B. 353, a bill to make striped bass, red drum and speckled trout gamefish.

Maine fishermen call new tuna rules unfair

The sustainable fishing done in New England is not the problem, officials at a hearing will be told.
Posted on April 19, 2011

Maine's bluefin tuna fishermen are expected to show up in force to protest new federal quotas on the fishery at a public hearing in Portland April 25.

Governors Go to Bat for Longer Red Snapper Season

CCA applauds efforts on behalf of recreational anglers
Posted on April 14, 2011

Red snapper season in the Gulf is just around the corner, and if Gov. Rick Perry and other Gulf state governors have their way, it will be a bit longer than anyone expected. In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill last summer, the recreational angling sector fell short of catching its quota of red snapper by almost one-third. Gov. Perry, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott have all presented letters to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council urging that more than one million pounds of red snapper uncaught in 2010 be added to the 2011 season.

Let Us Eat Fish

Posted on April 14, 2011

THIS Lent, many ecologically conscious Americans might feel a twinge of guilt as they dig into the fish on their Friday dinner plates. They shouldn’t.