2016 closure latest example that federal law needs adjustment
Thank you to the current co-sponsors of HR 3094, the Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act
CCA Florida, BCT, and CCA Music City join effort to build new reef on 2D Island
With one oyster restoration project recently launched on nearby Fantasy Island, plans are in the works for another project to install new oyster reefing on the eastern shoreline of Spoil Island 2D in Tampa Bay. Coastal Conservation Association Florida, the Building Conservation Trust, CCA Music City Chapter and Tampa Bay Watch, in partnership with the NOAA Restoration Center and the Port of Tampa Bay, have joined forces to improve water quality and enhance marine habitat in the Bay.
Anglers urged to contact Congressmen to support HR 3094
ASMFC evaluation of red drum stock raises questions
Legislation will help ensure potential fishing closures are based on science
Washington, D.C. – April 18, 2016 – A coalition of recreational fishing and boating
organizations praised the introduction of a bill, S.2807, that will safeguard the role of state
fisheries management agencies and help prevent unwarranted fishing closures like what
recently occurred at Biscayne National Park. Led by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who chairs
the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, and Marco
Rubio (R-Fla.), the “Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act” requires the National
Park Service to have approval from state fish and wildlife agencies before closing state
marine or Great Lakes waters to recreational or commercial fishing.
Unanimous resolution ensures that Louisiana will keep fighting the good fight against flawed federal management
Controversial sector separation ruling goes to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
House of Representatives approves measure to direct new license tag funding to Georgia coast
A measure carried by Rep. Alex Attwood (St. Simons) to strengthen the state wildlife license tag program was approved by the House last week and now needs only the companion bill carried by Sen. Ben Watson (Savannah) to pass the Senate to open the door for additional funding of coastal habitat projects. Coastal Conservation Association Georgia is the sponsor for HB 736 and has high hopes for the potential of the legislation.