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Coastal Conservation Association Expands to Pacific Northwest

Decision creates coast-to-coast conservation association
Posted on March 14, 2007

HOUSTON, TX –Coastal Conservation Association, the nation’s largest marine resource conservation group, announced today that the organization will expand its operations to the U.S. Pacific Northwest to address a variety of conservation issues, including problems within the salmon fishery.

Federal Judge: Fisheries Service has failed red snapper

Posted on March 13, 2007

HOUSTON, TX – In a stunning repudiation of the National Marine Fisheries Service’s rebuilding plan for red snapper, a federal judge ruled yesterday that NMFS violated the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act by its continuing failure to take timely and appropriate steps to rebuild red snapper stocks in the Gulf of Mexico or to regulate the harm to red snapper caused by shrimp fishing.

Red Snapper: A Federal Fisheries Management Failure

Gulf red snapper fishery faces strict regulation at the hand of National Marine Fisheries Service
Posted on January 31, 2007

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has announced drastic regulation changes for Gulf red snapper that will have profound impacts on recreational anglers, charterboat operators, commercial fishermen and the shrimp industry. After years of mismanagement, federal fisheries managers paint a grim picture for the future of this fishery.

Coastal Conservation Association wins IGFA Conservation Award

Posted on January 24, 2007

The International Game Fish Association has named Coastal Conservation Association as a recipient of its prestigious Conservation Award, established to honor organizations that have made significant and outstanding contributions to the cause of conservation in the freshwater, saltwater and fly fishing communities.

Swordfish recovery a victory in the making

Posted on January 22, 2007

HOUSTON, TX – As proper conservation measures succeed in rebuilding swordfish stocks in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic, Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is calling for a series of additional steps to ensure that the future of this important species is secure – and that a renewed, exciting recreational fishery is assured.

The Last Fish

Posted on January 15, 2007

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CCA Testimony on TORP Open Loop LNG Terminal

Posted on June 15, 2006

Coastal Conservation Association is a grassroots organization with 90,000 members in 15 state chapters dedicated to the conservation, promotion and enhancement of the present and future availability of coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public. CCA has been active in local, state and federal fishery management issues for more than a quarter century.  

CCA Alabama Call to Action

Gov. Riley Stands by Commitment to Conservation
Posted on June 09, 2006

MONTGOMERY, AL – As the clock ticked down on a permit sought by ConocoPhillips to operate an open-loop liquefied natural gas terminal 11 miles south of Dauphin Island, Gov. Bob Riley remained firm on his pledge to protect the marine resources of the Gulf of Mexico. The result was the withdrawal of the permit application and a victory for conservation.

VIDEO: Role of Artificial Structures in the Management of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

Posted on April 18, 2006

Testimony Before the National Academy of Science Committee to Review Recreational Fisheries Survey Methods

Posted on April 01, 2006

I am Richen Brame, Atlantic Coast Fisheries Coordinator for the Coastal Conservation Association.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you this afternoon on recreational fisheries data collection.