CCA Newsroom

CCA Comments on Amendment 40

Posted on August 21, 2014

Red Snapper Fishery - A Legislator's Case for State Management

Posted on August 20, 2014

As an avid Mississippi Gulf Coast recreational angler, I'm dismayed that we've allowed red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico to become so convoluted and polarized. Amendment 40, also known as "sector separation," currently before the Gulf Council seeks to drive a wedge between the charter/for-hire and private recreational angler as a solution to the inept federal management of red snapper. Mississippi is the perfect example of where, as the fish get bigger and the quota is reached more quickly, we have fewer days to fish. With virtually no red snapper reefs within Mississippi state waters, our recreational anglers are slowly being squeezed out of the fishery with ridiculously short federal seasons. However, the best solution the Gulf Council can come up with for recreational anglers is to squeeze even more anglers out of the fishery with sector separation? I think not - we can do better than that.

Allow Netting for Bluefin? Brilliant!

Posted on August 07, 2014

People often ask why recreational anglers have such an adversarial relationship with the federal fisheries management system, and the answer is as simple as it is obvious. The National Marine Fisheries Service was created to assist and promote the domestic commercial fishing industry. Period. Only relatively recently did NMFS even begin to acknowledge a recreational component.

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Public Hearings and Scoping Meetings for Proposed Federal Fisheries Management Measures August 2014

Posted on August 05, 2014

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Public Hearings and Scoping Meetings for Proposed Federal Fisheries Management Measures

Posted on August 05, 2014

ATTEND A SNAPPER HEARING

Posted on August 04, 2014

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a series of public hearings over the next few weeks on a dangerous privatization scheme for Gulf red snapper.

CCA Striped Bass Comments - Draft Addendum IV

Posted on August 04, 2014

Chaos reigns at Gulf Council

Gulf Council’s own Red Snapper Advisory Panel rejects sector separation
Posted on July 31, 2014

Even as the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council fast-tracks a highly controversial plan to break the recreational red snapper fishery into private boat anglers and charter/for-hire operators, the Council’s own Red Snapper Advisory Panel voted today to reject the concept entirely.

 

Take a Stand Against Amendment 40

Attend a Public Meeting and speak out against Amendment 40
Posted on July 30, 2014

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a series of public hearings over the next few weeks on a dangerous privatization scheme for Gulf red snapper (see full schedule below). Reef Fish Amendment 40 - Sector Separation proposes to separate charter/for-hire business from the recreational sector and give personalized allotments of red snapper to use as their own.

Anglers applaud legislation to rein in executive power

Bills seek to curb unilateral power to designate marine monuments, no-go zones
Posted on July 21, 2014

There is currently no Congressional oversight and no opportunity for public comment or for review of the proposed monument designation through the Antiquities Act.

  • Receive Email Updates