Oysters play a vital role in our ecosystems, our recreational fisheries and our communities. Alongside an entire team of marine biologists and a stellar film crew – CCA, Mossy Oak and AFTCO have put together a short film highlighting the importance of our oyster reefs and the critters that call them home.
The fabled “Redfish Wars” of the late ‘70s and ‘80s helped define the future of Texas redfish populations and created what is now Coastal Conservation Association. Take a moment to watch this film and get a view into what made the Redfish Wars so historic.
The petitioners were asking NOAA to use their authority under the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act to establish a “Vessel Slowdown Zone” from approximately Pensacola, Fla. to south of Tampa to protect the newly discovered Rice’s whale.
We respectfully urge that Draft Amendment 15 be divided into two separate components, with the issue of cost allocation alternatives for EM as the priority.
We view this funding opportunity as a unique and hopefully groundbreaking opportunity to make a significant and lasting impact on North Atlantic right whale conservation and management.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Striped Bass Board Extends Emergency Regulations Yet Delays Action on Updating Coast-Wide Fishery Management Plan.
“It takes a commitment from serious people to properly manage something as valued and cherished as the nation’s marine resources, and we appreciate everyone who seeks to fulfill these roles on the fishery management councils,” – Patrick Murray, president of Coastal Conservation Association
The leading organizations representing recreational fishing and boating in the United States urged the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to reject a petition to establish a year-round 10-knot (11 mph) vessel speed limit and other vessel-related measures in the Rice’s whale “core” habitat area in the Gulf of Mexico.