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Another Foolish Move By Congress

Posted on March 01, 2011

A new Government Accountability Office details billions in potential cuts Congress can make to the budget just by streamlining the federal government.

“Fishing Matters to Me” Rally Questions Govt. Regulation

Posted on February 26, 2011

ST. PETERSBURG – Fishermen/fisherwomen came from all over the eastern U.S. to protest the National Marine Fisheries Service about current fishing regulations they deem as over-regulations. 

It's Still About Recreation...Isn't It?

Posted on February 24, 2011

The catch share issue is generating a lot of attention, and it is certainly warranted. Any concept that proposes to privatize a public resource should get a strong reaction from the public and every attempt should be made to beat it back.


Posted on February 22, 2011

For the text of the legislation and the latest update on legislative action, please visit the page dedicated to H.B. 353 at the North Carolina General Assembly web site.

House amendment would cut NOAA spending on new catch share programs

Posted on February 20, 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment early Saturday that would prevent NOAA from spending money to promote and institute new limited-access fishing programs such as catch shares on the East Coast, a development that commercial fishing advocates have labeled as "very significant."

Can Miami Boat Show stem tide of fishery closures?

Posted on February 19, 2011

MIAMI BEACH — The recreational fishing community along the nation's coastline is alarmed.

Annual Catch Limits: Unnecessary Limits and Limited Catch

Anglers frustrated with unrealistic implementation of Magnuson-Stevens Act
Posted on February 18, 2011

SILVER SPRINGS, MD – A three-day workshop on annual catch limits (ACLs) sponsored by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that concludes this week leaves very little hope that the recreational sector will find a way to mitigate the negative impacts of ACLs without a legislative fix to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the overarching federal law governing the nation’s fisheries.

Fisheries catch share program questioned

Posted on February 16, 2011

The search for balance between economic and environmental concerns intensified this week over catch limits from those in both commercial and recreational fishing industries.

Caught up in Catch Shares

Posted on February 16, 2011

Much has been made about the catch share issue in recent months. Catch shares are a poorly understood issue that has been made more complicated by an absolute avalanche of mistruths, half-truths, and outright lies swirling about it in fishing chatrooms and blogs across the country.

UM researchers study Bluefin tuna in the Gulf

Posted on February 15, 2011

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was an ecological disaster that has been getting a decreasing amount of media attention since its height during the summer of last year. Although there have been massive efforts to control the spill since then, environmental researcher Molly Lutcavage and her team of scientists believe that there is more work left to be done.