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CCA Comments on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Gag/Red Grouper Amendment Scoping Document (Reef Fish Amendment 32)

Posted on January 11, 2010

Coastal Conservation Association Comment on Draft EIS for Amendment 31 to the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan

Posted on December 26, 2009

The Coastal Conservation Association, representing more than 80,000 members in state chapters along the Gulf Coast, has been concerned over the use of bottom longline gear in the commercial Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish fishery for well over a decade. 

CCA Comments on Draft EIS for Amendment 31 to the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan

Posted on December 26, 2009

The Coastal Conservation Association, representing more than 80,000 members in state chapters along the Gulf Coast, has been concerned over the use of bottom longline gear in the commercial Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish fishery for well over a decade. 

CCA Comments to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission on Addendum II--Commercial Striped Bass Harvest Rollover

Posted on November 18, 2009

CCA Comments on Amendment 17 to the SAFMC Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan

Posted on November 06, 2009

CCA is fully aware of the tenets of the Magnuson Act that are forcing this issue, yet we do not believe that closing down fishery after fishery for recreational anglers was what Congress had in mind when it reauthorized the Magnuson-Stevens Act in 2006. Large-scale closures should always be the last option explored by fisheries managers, not the first. 

CCA Testimony on Oceans Policy Before Senate Commerce Committee

Posted on November 04, 2009

The focus of my comments will be on the process to establish a national ocean policy and the role of Congress; maintaining regional ingenuity; ensuring access to the marine environment; and finally promoting marine recreation as a core element of the national ocean policy.

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

CCA Testimony Before the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

Posted on October 19, 2009

Unfortunately, the experience all too often for the recreational community is to be managed or considered after the fact.  Federal ocean and fishery management policy has historically focused solely on commercial enterprises, be it energy, shipping or fishing. 

Letter from CCA Chairman to U.S. Secretaries of Interior, Commerce

Posted on September 24, 2009

It is time for the United States to demonstrate some leadership and insist that all international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna be halted, while hope for a recovery still remains.

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..."

CCA Comments on Weakfish Management

Posted on April 14, 2009

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.

Testimony Regarding Real Time Harvest Management in the Recreational Fishery

Posted on April 01, 2006

Good Morning, the Coastal Conservation Association is a marine fisheries conservation organization supported by 80,000 members from Maine to Texas. I coordinate CCA’s Atlantic fishery conservation activities in its 11 East Coast chapters with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. 

CCA Testimony on Proposed Compass Port Open-Loop LNG Terminal

Posted on April 01, 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 Position on LNG Facilities

Posted on April 01, 2006

Coastal Conservation Association strongly opposes open-loop liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and favors closed-loop systems. 

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.

CCA Testimony on Proposed Beacon Port Open-Loop LNG Terminal

Posted on March 01, 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 Testimony on Proposed Main Pass Open-Loop LNG Terminal

Posted on March 01, 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.

Testimony of Congressman Collin Peterson on the Freedom to Fish Act

Before the Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Committee on Resources United States House of Representatives.
Posted on January 01, 2006

Mr. Chairman: Thank you for allowing me to testify before your important subcommittee in support of H.R. 3547, a bill that would preserve and protect the American public's freedom to fish responsibly in federal waters.

Magnuson-Stevens Act Testimony 05.02.02

Posted on May 02, 2002

Good Afternoon, my name is Bob Hayes and I am the General Counsel for the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA). I would like to thank the Chairman for this opportunity to address the Committee on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. 

Common Questions Regarding CCA's Position on MPAs

Posted on October 01, 2001

Does CCA oppose marine protected areas?

No. CCA opposes the arbitrary exclusion of recreational anglers from our nation’s renewable fishery resources. CCA opposes regulations that prohibit recreational fishing access unless it can be scientifically determined that recreational fishermen are the cause of a specific conservation problem and traditional conservation measures are inadequate to solve the problem.

MPA Testimony

Testimony of Sherman Baynard on behalf of the Coastal Conservation Association before the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Committee on Resources United States House of Representatives
Posted on October 01, 2001

Good Morning, Chairman Gilcrest and members of the Subcommittee. My name is Sherman Baynard and I am here today on behalf of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA). CCA is a national organization with some 80,000 members on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts who are concerned about the conservation of marine resources. Today, I would like to address the costs and benefits of using marine protected areas (MPA) to help recover oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Frankly, we believe that many of the potential benefits of MPAs have been overblown and many of the negative consequences have been overlooked.

CCA's Position on Marine Protected Areas/No Fishing Zones

Posted on October 01, 2001