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Fishermen rebut claims that bluefin is endangered

Posted on January 13, 2011

Atlantic bluefin tuna, on a decline earlier in the 2000s, were more plentiful in 2010 than in any other year in memory, local fishermen say. So why, they ask, is the federal government still taking seriously a petition to add the bluefin to the endangered species list?

Tuna Fight Muddies Waters Over Damage From BP Spill

Posted on January 13, 2011

The bluefin tuna is one of the most majestic and prized creatures in the sea. Last week, one caught off Japan sold in Tokyo for $396,000, to be used as sushi.

BCI's Martin Named to Center for Coastal Conservation Board of Directors

Posted on January 11, 2011

Columbia, SC - The Center for Coastal Conservation has elected Jim Martin, Director of the Berkley Conservation Institute, to its board of directors.

Artificial reefs could resurrect oysters on Independence Island

Posted on December 19, 2010

Two artificial reefs soon will cover 4 acres of old oyster reefs alongside the long-submerged Independence Island, one of the most popular speckled-trout fishing sites off Grand Isle.

Once-popular fishing spot could make a comeback

Posted on December 18, 2010

HOUMA — A formerly popular fishing spot near Grand Isle that’s sunken into the bay due to coastal erosion is getting a facelift.

NOAA chief: System not causing job loss

Posted on December 16, 2010

NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco Thursday issued a ringing defense of her and now the nation's catch share system, telling one of her and her policy's fiercest critics that catch shares are "merely a tool," not an outcome, and are thus "not the cause" of lost fishing industry jobs.

Environmentalists Slam ICCAT for “Meagre” Bluefin Quota Cuts

Posted on December 14, 2010

A drive by environmentalists to significantly cut next year’s fishing quotas for the prized bluefin tuna failed at last month’s International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting in Paris. 

Governor Jindal, CCA & Shell Announce New Partnership to Benefit Louisiana’s Coast

Posted on December 14, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) and Shell Oil Company to announce a new public-private partnership – between the recreational angling community, private businesses and the state – to assist in CCA’s ongoing Building Conservation Habitat Program. Shell has committed 1.5 million dollars to CCA’s Building Conservation Habitat Program.

Activists Say Fishing Limit Not Enough to Save Bluefin Tuna

Posted on December 13, 2010

This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report. An international group has set the limit for next year's catch of bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. The limit is just under thirteen thousand metric tons. That is six hundred tons less than this year's quota, a reduction of four percent.

NOAA grants reprieve to South Atlantic anglers

New science removes threat of massive bottom closures in response to red snapper mess...for now
Posted on December 03, 2010

The rollercoaster of red snapper management in the South Atlantic took yet another turn this week when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a six-month delay in implementing large-scale closures to all bottom fishing as a management measure to recover red snapper stocks.