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.
The sustainable fishing done in New England is not the problem, officials at a hearing will be told.
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.
Recreational sector generates six times the jobs, 12 times the sales of commercial industry
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 applauds efforts on behalf of recreational anglers
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.
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.
More light is being shed on the negative impacts of separating the recreational angling sector into "private boat angler" and "charter/for-hire" segments during the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting this week in Alabama. Coastal Conservation Association has long opposed "sector separation" because it makes recreational anglers compete against each other at a time when there seem to be fewer and fewer opportunities for anglers to pursue fish offshore.
The question of our Legislature’s passing a new law that would make three of North Carolina’s more popular saltwater fishes “game fish” is raising some hackles across the sportfishing community as well as with the commercial fishing interest. In some ways it’s like the battle going on in Congress between the Republicans and the Democrats. Both sides have their faults and good points.
CCA Comments on Amendment 18 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fishery Management Plano for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic
CCA comments on Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas and Atlantic Tuna Fisheries Management Measures
CCA is adamantly opposed to NMFS’ current proposal to reduce quota from the Angling Category, as well as from other categories, in order to accommodate dead discards in the Longline Category. CCA believes that the Longline Category, which is solely responsible for such discards, should be held responsible for the consequences of its actions.
After a decade of over-fishing that lasted until 2007, are we still not doing enough to avert the extinction of bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean?