New fishing regulations designed to revive New England’s once plentiful cod and flounder populations went into effect yesterday, but many fishermen greeted the extensive overhaul with a mixture of skepticism and resignation, saying it will essentially force them and related shore-line industries out of business
A central Florida community, lead by one oyster expert and her students, works to stabilize the shoreline of Mosquito Lagoon and improve fish habitat while increasing shellfish populations--and preserving a unique archaeological landmark.
CCA Gulf State chapters standing by to lend assistance in cleanup efforts
In response to the tragic rig explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Coastal Conservation Association chapters along the Gulf Coast have offered assistance to state agencies as they enact plans for clean-up efforts.
Anglers left holding the bag with shortest red snapper season on record
NOAA Fisheries announced a perplexing paradox today that speaks to the flaws in the federal fisheries management system. In the release, NOAA Fisheries declared both an increase in the overall total allowable catch of Gulf red snapper in 2010 and the shortest recreational red snapper season on record, at the same time.
TRADITIONAL NEW England groundfish like cod, pollock, and flounder could get a new lease on life as the region’s fishermen switch to an innovative way of divvying up the catch on Saturday.
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife Oversight Hearing, Committee on Natural Resources, United States House of Representatives
Today, Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Coastal Conservation delivered testimony on behalf of the Center for Coastal Conservation, American Sportfishing Association, Coastal Conservation Association, International Game Fish Association, National Marine Manufacturers Association and The Billfish Foundation.
CCA participants hope to see results after meeting with NOAA Fisheries
Outdoorsmen were out in force at the nation’s capital last week as two events in Washington DC were dedicated to how this country manages its wild and natural resources.
The final catch share policy should provide for reallocations and inter-sector trading that would, consistent with the requirements of the MSA, promote conservation and accountability. As proposed, the draft catch share policy was silent as to whether the Councils should consider out-of-date underlying allocations between sectors during the development phase of a new catch share plan.
Environmental Defense Fund intervenes to thwart CCA catch share lawsuit
Seeking to defend a controversial catch share program for Gulf grouper, the Environmental Defense Fund has been allowed to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Coastal Conservation Association in federal district court that challenges the adoption and implementation of Amendment 29 to the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Management Plan.