Striped bass are extremely important to coastal communities along the Atlantic and the entire fishing economy, estimated to generate $7.8 billion annually in economic output.
The RISEE Act will significantly expand vital coastal restoration and protection efforts for communities and habitats across the United States, providing critical funding to foster resilience in the face of accelerating sea level rise, extreme weather events, and other climate-related threats.
Providing the maximum opportunity to safely repurpose these platforms in the Rigs to Reefs program will ensure the Gulf’s marine ecosystems and economy will not be negatively impacted.
Conservation Organizations Support Reinvesting in America’s Shoreline Economies & Ecosystems Act (RISEE Act)
This common-sense, bipartisan legislation will provide much needed investments to enhance costal resiliency, improve fish and wildlife habitat, and safeguard outdoor recreational opportunities.
CCA has long supported the concept of recreational fishing licenses to better define the universe of participants and improve accountability and reporting for recreational harvest.
In our view the Council’s approach to handling the conversion process has resulted in a significant misunderstanding of outcomes, particularly as it is applied to allocations.
We oppose allowing commercial quota transfers and urge the Board to support Option A (status quo).
By request of the Governor, and with strong bi-partisan support, Senate Bill 5297 would end non-tribal gillnetting on the Columbia River
Ruling defends process to update allocations in Gulf red grouper fishery.
President Biden has signed legislation to ban swordfish drift gillnets in all US waters and bring California and Oregon in line with other coastal regions.
Virginia Marine Resources Commission Rejects Governor’s Proposal to Limit Menhaden Fishing in Chesapeake Bay
VMRC declines to exercise authority setting any limits on harvest of critical forage fish species
The undersigned organizations, representing millions of hunters, anglers, wildlife professionals, and outdoor enthusiasts are writing to express our support for the Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act (S. 4940/H.R. 9088).