Landmark Legislation to Benefit Saltwater Anglers Advances in U.S. House
House Natural Resources Committee Approves Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill
Washington, D.C. – December 13, 2017 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen. A coalition of organizations representing the saltwater recreational fishing and boating community endorsed Continue reading “Landmark Legislation to Benefit Saltwater Anglers Advances in U.S. House”
2018 Sapelo Oyster Roast & Membership Appreciation Event
The Sapelo Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Georgia is having its 3nd Annual Oyster Roast on Saturday, February 24th, 2018! We’ll have food, beverages, a few raffle items and lots of fun! To make your reservation or get additional information, contact Russell Kent (firstname.lastname@example.org). We’re asking both active members and future members to make reservations…gotta make sure we don’t run out of oysters! Also, please let me know if you would like to volunteer to help with the cooking.
WHAT: Local oysters and clams accompanied by specialty dishes provided by some of our special people. We’ll also have beer, wine and sweet tea!
WHEN: Saturday, February 24th from 6-9 P.M
WHERE: Delta Plantation Clubhouse on Harris Neck (contact Russell if you need directions)
Active CCA Members: Free! Includes food and beverages for you and your spouse or guest
Future CCA Members: $35 individual; includes food, beverages and one year membership.
$45 couple; includes food, beverages and one year membership for one person.
CONTACT: Russell Kent; cell phone (912) 506-2150; email@example.com
You’re welcome to BYOB and we’ll gladly include any appetizers, sides or main dishes if you want to share your culinary talents. We’ll have plenty so please don’t feel obligated to bring anything….just come and have a great time!
Picture this: the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The differences are stark: glaciers vs. palm trees. 300-foot commercial fishing vessels vs. 21-foot sportfishing boats. But the federal government has failed to recognize the obvious. The differences between recreational fishing and commercial fishing are abundantly clear, yet some in Washington would rather hammer a square peg into a round hole than find solutions Continue reading “Glaciers, palm trees and federal fisheries management”
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New National Fisheries Chief Addresses Anglers’ Concerns Chris Oliver, the nation’s newest head of the National Marine Fisheries Service, responds in his first interview specifically on matters of importance to recreational anglers.
Fisheries Economic Picture Comes into Focus
Recreational fisheries generate far more economic activity with less impact on marine resources. So why are we still treated as an after-thought by NOAA Fisheries?
Catch shares in marine fisheries is a concept unfamiliar to most people, and it is probably completely alien to most hunters and anglers in this country. It is a system of wildlife management that bestows some percentage of a public marine resource, like red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, to private businesses for free, to use and sell for their own profit Continue reading “It’s Time to Rethink “Catch Shares””
The proposed fisheries management plan “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management 2017,” stands to be one of the most important pieces of federal legislation to affect recreational anglers in recent U.S. History. In this From the Head video, Sid Dobrin takes a look at why this proposed act is so critical.