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Despite CCA opposition, advisory panel takes step toward catch shares

Posted on April 07, 2011

“The days-at-sea program is being sold as a benefit for conservation, data collection and management, but all of those things can be achieved by means other than catch shares and sector separation,” said Bird. “Additionally, the Council could help the entire recreational sector and not just the charter and headboat operators by reallocating the red snapper fishery properly in the first place...”

Proposed bill has commercial fishermen seeing red

Posted on April 05, 2011

PENDER COUNTY,NC (WECT)- A proposed "game fish status" bill has many local commercial fishermen upset and recreational fishermen excited for better tourism opportunities.

Rule lets tuna off the hook

Posted on April 04, 2011

HOUMA — One of this region’s least-noticed fisheries will be working under new regulations starting next month.

New Fishing Hooks Protect Bluefin Tuna in Gulf of Mexico But Allow Catch of Yellowfin and Swordfish

Posted on April 01, 2011

NOAA’s Fisheries Service will require commercial fishermen who fish for yellowfin tuna, swordfish and other species with longlines in the Gulf of Mexico to use a new type of hook, called a weak hook, designed to reduce the incidental catch of Atlantic bluefin tuna. The hooks will be required starting May 5, 2011.


Posted on April 01, 2011

Help Protect Gulf Marine Habitat - Support S.1555/H.R. 3429 Send a message to your members of Congress today urging them to support legislation to protect marine habitat and leave unused oil and gas structures in the Gulf of Mexico as artificial reefs.

CCA Texas announces new artificial reef off Port Mansfield

4,000 concrete culverts set to go in nearshore waters this summer
Posted on March 31, 2011

The CCA Texas Habitat Today for Fish Tomorrow (HTFT) program continues to pursue its aggressive goal to develop reefing projects in state waters all along the coast and has announced plans to drop 4,000 concrete culverts in a designated 160-acre reefing site off Port Mansfield this summer. 

EU wants freeze on Libya's bluefin tuna catch

Posted on March 31, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's fisheries chief has called for the suspension of Libya's fishing rights for the Atlantic bluefin tuna, fearing the endangered fish could be further depleted amid the confusion of war.

What Can North Carolina Expect from Passage of the Game Fish Bill? PLENTY!

Posted on March 30, 2011

Click below for letters from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on the impact gamefish status has made in those states.

Gamefish proposal seen as jobs bill by House sponsor

Posted on March 29, 2011

The scheduled public hearing for the North Carolina House of Representatives bill that would designate red drum, speckled trout and striped bass as gamefish in North Carolina coastal waters was postponed.

Ocean Zoning will affect all users; Poachers biggest threat to Alaska fisheries says Begich

Posted on March 26, 2011

Alaska Senator Mark Begich is quick to name the issue that’s giving him the biggest earful so far in his new post as Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, and Coast Guard: “marine spatial planning.”