Tag: Coastal Conservation Association

  • Bipartisan Effort Drops a Lifeline to Fish Reeled Up from the Deep

    Bipartisan Effort Drops a Lifeline to Fish Reeled Up from the Deep

    U.S. Reps. Graves and Huffman team up to conserve reef fish in the Gulf Alexandria, Va. – November 18, 2019 – A coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations is lauding the introduction of the DESCEND Act by Congressmen Garret Graves (R-La.) and Jared Huffman (D-Calif.). The DESCEND Act of 2019, or the “Direct Enhancement of […]

  • Commission Holds Foreign Company Accountable for Breaking Rules in the Chesapeake Bay

    Commission Holds Foreign Company Accountable for Breaking Rules in the Chesapeake Bay

    Sporting groups hail decision to preserve striped bass nursery (Washington D.C.)—An interstate commission has responded to the industrial fishing giant Omega Protein’s violation of key menhaden catch limits in the Chesapeake Bay. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Menhaden Management Board unanimously voted this week to find Virginia’s menhaden reduction fishery out of compliance […]

  • Sport Fishing and Boating Community Calls for Striped Bass Harvest Reduction

    Sport Fishing and Boating Community Calls for Striped Bass Harvest Reduction

    Reducing mortality by 18 percent necessary to conserve and rebuild striped bass population  Washington, D.C. – October 23, 2019 – Yesterday, a coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations wrote to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) urging commissioners to end overfishing and begin rebuilding striped bass by implementing an 18 percent harvest reduction for the recreational and […]

  • Omega Protein Breaks the Rules in the Chesapeake Bay

    Omega Protein Breaks the Rules in the Chesapeake Bay

    Fishing groups call on Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and Department of Commerce to take immediate action (Washington, D.C.) – Recreational fishermen are demanding that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission intervene after industrial harvesting giant Omega Protein failed to comply with the Commission’s menhaden catch limits in the Chesapeake Bay. Omega previously made a […]

  • Fight against Atlantic menhaden certification moves to next round

    Fight against Atlantic menhaden certification moves to next round

    Sportfishing groups to argue case before independent adjudicator Washington, D.C. – July 3, 2019 – The objections raised by sportfishing groups in opposition to certification of the industrial Atlantic menhaden fishery as a “sustainable fishery” are scheduled to be heard by an independent adjudicator on July 8 and 9. In March, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) and American […]

  • Mossy Oak Fishing Invests in Conservation by Partnering with CCA

    Mossy Oak Fishing Invests in Conservation by Partnering with CCA

    WEST POINT, MS – Mossy Oak Fishing is proud to announce a recent investment into coastal conservation by becoming a sponsor of the Coastal Conservation Association‘s national website. Two organizations, both inspired to leave a lasting legacy of conservation, will now work together to support aquatic wildlife and their habitat. CCA is committed to ensuring the health and […]

  • Sportfishing Industry Presents Findings on South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Management Improvements

    Sportfishing Industry Presents Findings on South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Management Improvements

    Alexandria, VA – March 15, 2019 – At last week’s South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) Meeting in Jekyll Island, Ga., the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) reported the results of a series of workshops focused on ways to achieve better recreational fisheries management of snapper grouper species in the South Atlantic. The presentation was the culmination of a project sponsored […]

  • Celebrating Victories When They Come – The Modern Fish Act is Now the Law

    Celebrating Victories When They Come – The Modern Fish Act is Now the Law

    By Mike Leonard, Vice President of Government Affairs As you’ve hopefully heard by now, the Modern Fish Act recently passed both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and was signed into law by the President. Although first introduced in April 2017, the origins of this bill to improve federal saltwater fisheries management go back […]

  • U.S. Senate Passes Modern Fish Act

    U.S. Senate Passes Modern Fish Act

    Sportfishing-Focused Legislation Heads to House for Final Passage Alexandria, VA – December 17, 2018 – Today, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed S.1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). The legislation, which would make critical updates to the oversight of federal fisheries, marks a big step forward for America’s angling community and […]

  • U.S. House of Representatives Passes Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill

    U.S. House of Representatives Passes Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill

    Landmark Fisheries Reform Takes Major Step Toward Becoming Law Alexandria, VA – July 11, 2018 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This historic vote marks the first time the priorities of the recreational fishing sector […]