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The Price of Mismanagement

The bill for decades of overharvest has come due in the form of an overfished summer flounder stock
Posted on July 25, 2007

The most recent summer flounder stock assessment brought some unwelcome news to East Coast anglers last week and will almost certainly result in additional catch reductions for recreational fishermen. The assessment, conducted by National Marine Fisheries Service, indicated that years of mismanagement have finally caught up to summer flounder, and steps will have to be taken to set the recovery back on course.

CCA and Valero Partner in Conservation

North America’s largest refiner offers three-year commitment to youth angler outreach and education program
Posted on July 10, 2007

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Coastal Conservation Association and Valero Energy Corporation have teamed up to promote conservation ethics in young anglers. Through a dynamic youth program that will include an eye-catching newsletter, interactive web site, and conservation-oriented school lesson plans, Valero and CCA will work to capture the enthusiasm of children and encourage them to understand and protect the coastal landscape.

CCA Kicks Off Next Phase in Red Snapper Recovery

CCA-funded study will examine effectiveness of recreational catch-and-release practices
Posted on June 27, 2007

HOUSTON, TX – Less than a month after winning a precedent-setting victory to reduce the impact of shrimp trawl bycatch on Gulf red snapper stocks, Coastal Conservation Association has funded the next step in its ongoing strategy for the conservation of the fishery. CCA Texas approved a request to fund a study at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute to assess the catch-and-release mortality of recreationally caught red snapper and to develop best practices for handling and proper release.

Council Foils Backdoor Bid by Commercial Fishing Industry

Fisheries management council thwarts commercial industry efforts to exploit Atlantic pelagic species
Posted on June 18, 2007

KEY WEST, FL - The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council voted last week to recommend that the National Marine Fisheries Service deny an application to allow pelagic longline fishing boats into conservation zones off South Carolina, Georgia and Florida that have been closed to this destructive commercial fishing gear since 2001.

CCA Cleanup Project Wins National Recognition

Posted on June 14, 2007

HOUSTON, TX – One person’s trash really is another person’s treasure.

Gulf Council mandates 74% bycatch reduction for shrimp fleet

CCA lawsuit forces reform, sets snapper on road to recovery
Posted on June 07, 2007

NEW ORLEANS – The most significant bycatch reduction measures ever imposed on the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fleet were announced today, paving the way for a steady recovery of Gulf red snapper stocks. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to put limitations on the shrimp industry despite its persistent position denying any responsibility for the current status of the red snapper fishery.

Local Leaders Set to Guide Conservation Efforts

Officers and Directors elected to lead fast-growing Pacific Northwest CCA chapters
Posted on May 31, 2007

WOODLAND, WA - Not long ago, a group of concerned anglers from Oregon and Washington with an urgent need to take a more active role in the management of their marine resources contacted Coastal Conservation Association. Just six months later, CCA Washington and CCA Oregon are officially open for business and proud to announce the election of officers and directors to lead the attack on a variety of conservation issues in the region, particularly salmon.

VIDEO: The Southern Sportsman with Franc White

A 1993 clip of a WRAL show called "The Southern Sportsman" featuring Franc White.
Posted on May 15, 2007

The coastal gamefish bill is the catalyst for insuring that our fisheries will be properly managed and intact for future generations. 

Billfish Conservation Under Assault

Posted on May 08, 2007

HOUSTON, TX – Conservationists are expressing concern over a recent course of action taken by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that could significantly roll back and delay conservation measures for threatened billfish stocks. NMFS has elected to delay a regulation requiring circle hooks for billfish tournaments until 2008 and is considering allowing longlingers into conservation zones that have been closed to industrial fishing since 2001.

CCA Advocacy Team Adds Expertise

Posted on April 04, 2007

Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is pleased to announce that Matthew Paxton, most recently senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has joined the CCA advocacy team to provide key lobbying support and counsel.