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CCA Mourns Passing of Walter Fondren

Visionary conservationist helped change the way marine resources are managed
Posted on February 01, 2010

The conservation community lost one of its true visionaries with the passing of Coastal Conservation Association founder Walter W. Fondren III last week in Houston.

CCA Comments on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Gag/Red Grouper Amendment Scoping Document (Reef Fish Amendment 32)

Posted on January 11, 2010

Proposed tuna rules concern local fishermen

Feds would wipe out local tuna fishing
Posted on January 05, 2010

NEWBURYPORT — The very livelihood of bluefin tuna fishermen in Newburyport and across the country may be taken away from them in the next few months as the federal government is considering whether to name the massive fish an endangered species.

Bluefin tuna fetches record £254000 at Tokyo auction

Price paid for 342kg fish by sushi restaurants raises conservation fears
Posted on January 05, 2010

A bluefin tuna fetched a record 32.49m yen (£254,000) today at the first auction of the year at Tsukiji market in Tokyo, but the fish's growing popularity across Asia has raised fears it will soon be fished into commercial extinction.

CCA Calls for CITES Listing on Bluefin Tuna

Posted on January 04, 2010

American fishermen and markets are not responsible for driving bluefin tuna to the edge of extinction, but this country needs to lead the solution to salvage what is left and set it on a road to recovery. Under an Appendix 1 listing, American commercial fishermen will be allowed to market bluefin domestically and anglers will be able to continue fishing within the proscribed quotas and bag limits.

A good law in search of a good agency

Posted on January 01, 2010

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the overarching law that manages America’s marine fisheries. It was first passed in 1976 and was reauthorized in 1996 and again in 2006. 

CCA Helps Launch Ballot Initiative to Recover Oregon's Iconic Salmon Runs

Posted on December 31, 2009

Coastal Conservation Association is launching a ballot initiative to help save the last remnants of Oregon’s iconic wild salmon runs, and to create a sustainable salmon fishery for current and future generations. The Protect Our Salmon Act would ban the use of gill nets and tangle nets in Oregon waters, including the Columbia River.  The Act calls for the use of commercial fishing practices that selectively harvest returning hatchery fish, while protecting endangered wild salmon, steelhead and other species.

Coastal Conservation Association Comment on Draft EIS for Amendment 31 to the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan

Posted on December 26, 2009

The Coastal Conservation Association, representing more than 80,000 members in state chapters along the Gulf Coast, has been concerned over the use of bottom longline gear in the commercial Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish fishery for well over a decade. 

CCA Comments on Draft EIS for Amendment 31 to the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan

Posted on December 26, 2009

The Coastal Conservation Association, representing more than 80,000 members in state chapters along the Gulf Coast, has been concerned over the use of bottom longline gear in the commercial Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish fishery for well over a decade. 

Some fishermen decry sectors as management tool

Posted on December 22, 2009

CAPE COD—Like Captain Kirk and his Star Trek crew, Cape Cod fishermen are going, as of May 1, where no man has gone before – into the murky waters of sectors as a fishing management tool.