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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.

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.

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.

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.

CCA Benefits from KBR Master of the Green Tournament

Posted on November 24, 2009

Coastal Conservation Association is proud to again be one of the beneficiaries of the third Master of the Green Charity Golf Tournament, an annual event organized by KBR to support educational, environmental and health organizations. 

CCA Comments to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission on Addendum II--Commercial Striped Bass Harvest Rollover

Posted on November 18, 2009

Editorial unfairly portrayed letter

Our Views: Premature indignation
Posted on November 17, 2009

"Editorial unfairly portrayed letter," CCA's esponse to The Advocate's "Our Views: Premature indignation"

Thank you, Governors, from the members of CCA

Posted on November 12, 2009

Recently, CCA asked the Gulf state governors to voice their concerns over a rapidly expanding federal program for managing fisheries called a catch-share program, and Gov. Perry of Texas, Gov. Jindal of Louisiana, Gov. Barbour of Mississippi and Gov. Riley of Alabama responded by signing a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke. The letter signed by the governors was a powerful gesture on behalf of recreational anglers, and recreational anglers have responded with an outpouring of appreciation for the leadership shown by the Gulf governors.

CCA urges states to resist flawed federal policies in Gulf

Anglers cite lack of faith in federal catch share management of red snapper, grouper
Posted on November 10, 2009

Faced with the unwelcome reality of having two popular recreational fisheries managed by a fundamentally flawed catch share system in the Gulf of Mexico, Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) has taken the rare step of not supporting Gulf state compliance with federal regulations for red snapper and grouper. The decision to support “non-concurrence” with federal regulations is a sign of growing dissatisfaction with federal management policies.