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Editorial: NOAA's fish allocation cut cries out anew for drastic reforms

Posted on September 02, 2010

The abrupt and seemingly arbitrary move by NOAA's regional fisheries administrator Patricia Kurkul to cut allocations in half for Gloucester's and New England's so-called "common pool" fishermen can be filed under the heading of "inevitable."

NOAA cuts 'common pool' limits in half

Posted on September 01, 2010

The federal government has abruptly cut by 50 percent the fishing opportunities for the small number of groundfishing permitholders who are not part of the new "catch share" system, and are fishing out of the so-called common pool.

Sportsman Channel and DISH Network Collaborate To Support Gulf Region Recovery Efforts

Sportsman SD and HD Now Available as A la Carte Option; New Subscriber Proceeds To Support Gulf Coast Fund & Coastal Conservation Association
Posted on August 31, 2010

In an effort to raise awareness and funds for Gulf regions working to recover from the recent oil spill disaster, Sportsman Channel will funnel this year’s proceeds from the a la carte pricing to a special “Sportsman’s Fund” created with the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) to benefit Gulf coast habitat restoration and research.  CCA is one of the largest non-profit marine conservation groups in America.

CCA statement on extended red snapper season

Statement on Proposed Emergency Action to Authorize the Re-opening of the Recreational Red Snapper Season in the Gulf of Mexico
Posted on August 31, 2010

Coastal Conservation Association more than 80,000 members in state chapters along the Gulf Coast and has been an active participant in the federal management of red snapper for more than 20 years. The current situation is unique in the history of this fishery and we would like to commend the Council for taking a pragmatic approach to these unique circumstances.

Fisheries Allocations Still Out of Whack

Scup is latest in long line of allocations that shortchange recreational sector
Posted on August 31, 2010

While the news from the most recent Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council meeting indicated a rosy future for scup, the Council’s failure to seek an economic study of the way scup are allocated between the recreational and commercial sectors presages a far dimmer future for scup anglers.

Gulf anglers finally catch a break

Fall red snapper season starts to take shape
Posted on August 24, 2010

HOUSTON, TX – A fall red snapper season is in the works thanks to a vote of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council at its meeting last week in Florida. The extension is designed to give recreational anglers who might have missed out on the 53-day season due to closures associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill a chance to fish.

NOAA backtracks; Gloucester landings up

Data corrected for first months of catch share system
Posted on August 20, 2010

Commercial landings data for the first three months of the fishing season from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was somewhat confused, leading to the widespread, incorrect conclusion that landings in Portland, Maine, were booming while landings in Gloucester were falling.

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.