In the most significant Gulf menhaden conservation outcome to date, Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approves half-mile coastwide buffer prohibiting pogy boats from netting, increases fish spill penalties
Healthy, resilient coastlines and estuaries are critically important for outdoor recreation, coastal and marine dependent fish and wildlife populations, local economies, and the people and businesses who live along or near our nation’s shores.
For second year in a row, legislators delay passage of bill that would support three-year study to determine the ecology, fishery impacts, and economic importance of the Atlantic menhaden population in Virginia waters
U.S. Representatives Garret Graves (Louisiana) and Marc Veasey (Texas) introduced legislation to preserve marine ecosystems and protect fishing access for anglers in the Gulf of Mexico by improving longstanding artificial reefing programs.
As part of both its conservation mission and providing access to sustainable fisheries, the recreational fishing community has long advocated for, and contributed to, efforts to enhance fisheries populations through habitat protection, restoration, and creation.
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.