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CCA to Testify on Oceans Policy Before Senate Committee

Posted on November 02, 2009

Committee seeks CCA’s input on role for recreational fisheries in ocean, coastal stewardship.

Catch Share Caveats

Posted on November 01, 2009

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Collaborative letter points out deficits in data collection

Posted on October 29, 2009

An impressive array of the major marine industry, recreational angling and environmental groups co-signed an October 22 letter to Dr. Jane Lubchenco, administrator of the National Atmospheric and Ocean Administration (NOAA), calling for reform of recreational angling data collection by the federal government.

CCA Opposes Proposed Rollover of Commercial Harvest

Anglers highlight important warning signs for the conservation of Atlantic striped bass
Posted on October 29, 2009

Recreational anglers are opposing a plan currently before the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) that would increase commercial striped bass harvest. 

CCA Names New President

Posted on October 27, 2009

HOUSTON, TX – After an extensive nationwide search, Coastal Conservation Association selected conservation veteran Patrick Murray as president of the national organization at its meeting last week in Houston.

Recreational Data Collection Letter to Dr. Jane Lubchenco

Posted on October 22, 2009

Letter from the Gulf Governors to Secretary Locke

Posted on October 22, 2009

Gulf Governors Stand Up for Recreational Angling

States unite to request feds better protect citizens' access to public resources
Posted on October 22, 2009

“We have already seen the negative impacts from the Gulf red snapper catch share system and are concerned about negative impacts from the pending program for Gulf grouper,” the governors’ letter stated. “Creating an exclusive harvesting right for a small group of commercial fishermen inherently marginalizes other users who do not have the same access privileges..."

Federal managers shut down another Gulf fishery

Decision on Gulf amberjack shows federal management on brink of breakdown
Posted on October 21, 2009

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) continued its bizarre history of biased management regarding Gulf amberjack when it announced this week that the recreational season for the popular offshore species will close on October 24 due to the recreational sector overfishing its quota. This announcement comes barely two years after the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council arbitrarily shifted a significant portion of recreational allocation to the commercial sector.

Call to protect Pacific Ocean from overfishing

Scientists are calling for large ocean areas to be protected in a similar way to the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland's coast.
Posted on October 20, 2009

Most of the world's open ocean is still unprotected and fishing is largely uncontrolled in international waters.