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.
By request of the Governor, and with strong bi-partisan support, Senate Bill 5297 would end non-tribal gillnetting on the Columbia River
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.
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).
Our individual positions as far back as 2016 have not changed nor have our requests for incorporating the social and economic data necessary to characterize the recreational king mackerel fishery that has not only a harvest but also a catch-and-release and encounter component.