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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.

CCA Comments on Amendment 17 to the SAFMC Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan

Posted on November 06, 2009

CCA is fully aware of the tenets of the Magnuson Act that are forcing this issue, yet we do not believe that closing down fishery after fishery for recreational anglers was what Congress had in mind when it reauthorized the Magnuson-Stevens Act in 2006. Large-scale closures should always be the last option explored by fisheries managers, not the first. 

CCA Testimony on Oceans Policy Before Senate Commerce Committee

Posted on November 04, 2009

The focus of my comments will be on the process to establish a national ocean policy and the role of Congress; maintaining regional ingenuity; ensuring access to the marine environment; and finally promoting marine recreation as a core element of the national ocean policy.

Pew: Go slow on catch shares

Stand shows split between enviro groups
Posted on November 04, 2009

The Pew Environment Group yesterday urged the Obama administration to "go slow" on fishermen's catch shares, the economic system of fisheries management pushed by the Environmental Defense Fund and Jane Lubchenco, its former vice chairman, now the national administrator for fisheries.

VIDEO: U.S. Sen. LeMieux (R-FL) Calls for Review of Restrictions on Florida Recreational Fishermen

Posted on November 04, 2009

YouTube video from Senate Commerce Committee Hearing

ASFMC Denies Increase in Commercial Striped Bass Harvest

Anglers rally to defeat proposal for commercial sector to kill more fish
Posted on November 03, 2009

Anglers rally to defeat proposal for commercial sector to kill more fish. 

Letter from the U.S. Department of Interior to CCA

Posted on November 02, 2009

Letter from the U.S. Department of Commerce to CCA

Posted on November 02, 2009