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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.

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.

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.

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.