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CCA Files Lawsuit to Stop Gulf Grouper Giveaway

“Fundamentally flawed” catch share program a threat to angling
Posted on September 08, 2009

NOAA Abandons Recreational Anglers

Approval of grouper giveaway pushes recreational anglers to the brink
Posted on August 31, 2009

Approval of grouper giveaway pushes recreational anglers to the brink

Bioeconomic Analysis of the Red Snapper Rebuilding Plan and Transferable Rights Policies in the Gulf of Mexico

Posted on August 27, 2009

CCA Discussion Document Ends in Success

Controversial paper accomplished goals by shining light on red snapper management failures
Posted on August 12, 2009

Controversial paper accomplished goal by shining light on red snapper management failures.

NOAA catch-share program threatens recreational angling

CCA questions federal program of resource giveaways
Posted on August 12, 2009

CCA questions federal program of resource giveaways.

CCA Letter to Monica Medina, Head of the NOAA Catch Shares Task Force

Posted on August 06, 2009

"Simply put, CCA is opposed to the application of catch shares in purely recreational fisheries, agrees that there may some value in their use in purely commercial fisheries and has a number of grave concerns about their application in mixed-use fisheries."

CCA Letter to Dr. Roy Crabtree, NMFS Regional Administrator

Posted on July 30, 2009

"Have the red snapper stock assessment reviewed again by a panel of stock assessment experts. We are well aware the assessment has been peer reviewed through the SEDAR process and judged to be the best available science, and that the Council’s SSC has concurred in that finding..."

Coalition letter to White House Council on Environmental Quality on National Oceans Policy

Posted on July 15, 2009

Ultimately, anglers, boaters and other sportsmen and women are the most significant funding sources for conservation and recreation in this country. Angler participation and the equipment and fishing licenses they purchase are crucial to conservation management in the United States. 

What's Good for the Goose...

Posted on July 15, 2009

Industrial harvest of wildlife resources is a concept so foreign to Americans that a large percentage of the public would probably assume the practice no longer goes on anywhere in this country. 

3,000 Ghost Nets to Disappear

$4.5 million federal grant to speed removal of derelict fishing gear from Puget Sound
Posted on July 01, 2009

The marine resources of Puget Sound received a tremendous boost yesterday when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the Northwest Straits Commission will receive a $4.5 million grant to remove derelict gill nets lost or discarded in Puget Sound.  Since its inception in 2006, Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Washington has strongly supported funding for the Northwest Straits Commission and has lobbied federal and state officials to take action to remove these silent killers.