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Vancouver Reef expansion splashes down

CCA Texas partners with state to add 250 tons of material to reef off Freeport
Posted on August 18, 2010

HOUSTON, TX – Texas anglers now have more fishing room at Vancouver Reef after more than 250 tons of concrete and granite reefing material were added to the popular fishing site this week through a cooperative effort of CCA Texas and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). The addition of the material marks the single largest addition to the reef since the original Liberty ship was sunk at the site off Freeport in 1976.

CCA NY Thanks Governor, Legislators for Prohibiting Commercial Striped Bass Fishery in the Hudson River

Posted on August 18, 2010

Coastal Conservation Association New York is taking this opportunity to thank New York’s Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, along with the members of New York’s Senate and Assembly, for enacting legislation which will protect New York’s spawning population of striped bass.  

Governor Jindal Says Go Fish!

Posted on August 06, 2010

Saltwater recreational fishing reopened in the vast majority of Louisiana’s state waters three weeks ago, and it’s time for anglers to return to the water with their families and friends, according to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The governor joined several representatives of the recreational fishing community on a fishing trip Wednesday, July 28 in the Gulf of Mexico south of Houma, Louisiana, catching a variety of popular sport fish.

Nelson move to stall snapper rules triggers debate

Posted on July 30, 2010

With Florida fishermen facing painful restrictions on where and how to fish, new legislation by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson could be one of their last chances for a reprieve.

Sportfishing and Boating Communities Continue to Call for Public Access in New National Ocean Policy

Posted on July 21, 2010

On July 19, 2010, the White House's Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force released its final report on a new national policy with the stated goals of ensuring protection, maintenance and restoration of the nation’s oceans, coastal areas and the Great Lakes. 

Nelson introduces Magnuson supplement

The Fishery Conservation Transition Act has been designed to preserve the crucial conservation standards...
Posted on July 20, 2010

The Fishery Conservation Transition Act, introduced July 15 by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) as S.3594, has been designed to preserve the crucial conservation standards of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) while providing federal fisheries managers some much-needed tools to address critical fisheries issues.

Obama to launch ocean initiative

The stewardship policy embraces a controversial zoning practice that could change how the U.S. regulates drilling, fishing and other maritime activities.
Posted on July 19, 2010

Reporting from Washington — President Obama on Monday is set to create a national stewardship policy for America's oceans and Great Lakes, including a type of zoning that could dramatically rebalance the way government regulates offshore drilling, fishing and other marine activities.

Obama Administration Unveils New National Policy for Our Oceans, Coasts and Great Lakes

Posted on July 19, 2010

"The ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes provide jobs, food, energy resources, ecological services, recreation, and tourism opportunities, and play critical roles in our Nation's transportation, economy, and trade, as well as the global mobility of our Armed Forces and the maintenance of international peace and security." -President Barack Obama

Legislation targets debate over red snapper ban

Posted on July 17, 2010

New legislation was introduced Thursday that is intended to affect the outcome of a two-year debate between fishermen and government fishery managers over the health of red snapper populations in the South Atlantic.

After the Oil Runs Out: Rigs to Reefs

While humans wonder what do with old oil rigs, fish scientist Milton Love suggests his subjects have a definite school of thought.
Posted on July 15, 2010

As recorded by Dr. Love’s submarine cam — and no, that’s not something from an Austin Powers movie — it’s an underwater world as colorful as any exotic locale. Thousands of rockfish, including the distinctive boccacia (Italian for “big mouth”) swim past tall colonnades layered with mussels and topped by bright white-, orange- and strawberry-hued anemones.