Senators Weigh in on Billfish Conservation Act

Conservationists and anglers are praising a bill filed yesterday by U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) that seeks to clear the way for full implementation of a landmark law to raise protections for billfish. The Billfish Conservation Act (BCA) was lauded when it was signed into…

Last-Minute Lead Tackle Ban Shocks Angling Community

Last-Minute Lead Tackle Ban Shocks Angling Community Coastal Conservation Association is joining partners in the recreational angling, boating and tackle community to call on new leadership at the Service to rescind Order No. 219 and work to develop instead a science-driven policy with input from stakeholders. “This is clearly not the way to make policy,…

Sportsmen’s Groups Rally Against A Ban On Pacific Bluefin

  Earlier this year environmental organizations filed a petition to ban all fishing, including sportfishing, for bluefin tuna off the Pacific Coast. Taking exception, several conservation organizations representing anglers along the Pacific Coast and across the nation joined together to submit official comments to NOAA Fisheries opposing listing Pacific bluefin tuna under the Endangered Species…

White Seabass Program News

Here is a quick update on the White Sea Bass Program for CCA CAL members… HSWRI has been making their winter deliveries of baby White Sea Bass these first two weeks of December. Fish have already been delivered to Southwest Yacht Club, Channel Islands Harbor and Marina Del Rey. Newport Beach will get their fish on…

Mexico Announces 4 New Biosphere Reserves

The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed a decree announcing the formation of four new terrestrial and marine biosphere reserves that will bring the country’s total to 91 million hectares set aside for preservation. These reserves will be named the Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve, The Pacific Islands Biosphere Reserve, the Pacific Biosphere Reserve and…