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CCA Hails Breakthrough on Catch Share Management

Congress directs fisheries managers to address impacts to recreational angling
Posted on December 18, 2009

Coastal Conservation Association applauds the U.S. Congress for recognizing the need to address impacts to recreational angling as a result of the U.S. Catch Share Policy.

NOAA to reform commercial fishing with 'catch shares'

DRAFT POLICY: Feds giving public four months to comment.
Posted on December 12, 2009

The federal government will push to expand a concept that gives commercial fishermen a guaranteed share of the overall catch as a tool for restoring depleted stocks in U.S. fisheries.

NOAA to reform commercial fishing with 'catch shares'

DRAFT POLICY: Feds giving public four months to comment.
Posted on December 12, 2009

The federal government will push to expand a concept that gives commercial fishermen a guaranteed share of the overall catch as a tool for restoring depleted stocks in U.S. fisheries.

Feds hope strategy boosts Gulf fishing

‘Catch shares’ meant to help commercial fishermen net a profit safely while also restoring depleted species
Posted on December 11, 2009

The federal government will push for the expansion of a controversial concept that gives commercial fishermen a guaranteed share of the overall catch as a tool for restoring depleted stocks in the Gulf of Mexico and other fisheries.

NOAA Proposal Aims to Spur Cap-And-Trade Management of Fisheries

Posted on December 10, 2009

The Obama administration proposed a national fisheries policy today that promotes the use of new cap-and-trade management schemes for federal fisheries.

NOAA Proposal Aims to Spur Cap-And-Trade Management of Fisheries

Posted on December 10, 2009

The Obama administration proposed a national fisheries policy today that promotes the use of new cap-and-trade management schemes for federal fisheries.

Draft Catch Share Policy

Posted on December 10, 2009

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases its Draft Catch Share Policy.

Public comment period ended on April 10, 2010.

Fish trap proposal turns back the clock on conservation

Proposal to bring back outlawed gear stuns conservationists
Posted on December 10, 2009

An unusual alliance of environmental groups and commercial longliners is exploring the use of controversial fish traps in the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery, leaving long-time participants in federal fishery management issues surprised at the re-emergence of the highly destructive gear. Fish traps were banned by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council in 1996, but were not fully phased out of the Gulf until 2006.

Catch share debate heats up nationally

Posted on December 02, 2009

The fully national debate over fishermen's catch shares is about to begin in earnest.

Putnam: Sportsmen should have voice in ocean policy discussions

A copy of the congressman's letter is below...
Posted on December 01, 2009

WASHINGTON - Congressman Adam Putnam today urged the Obama Administration to include representation from recreational fishing in discussions about new regulations that could affect access to coastal fishing areas.