“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...”
PENDER COUNTY,NC (WECT)- A proposed "game fish status" bill has many local commercial fishermen upset and recreational fishermen excited for better tourism opportunities.
HOUMA — One of this region’s least-noticed fisheries will be working under new regulations starting next month.
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.
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4,000 concrete culverts set to go in nearshore waters this summer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”