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Fisheries Policy

  • Salt Water Sportsman
    July 23, 2012
    Destructive commercial practice, deep bottom trawling, comes under fire from EU Commission Read More
  • September 9, 2011
    The proposal would open current recreational closed months by removing the current closures Read More
  • Salt Water Sportsman
    June 14, 2012
    California’s total is now 119 Marine Protected Areas Read More
  • Salt Water Sportsman
    August 11, 2011
    A bill has been filed to increase protection for beleaguered billfish stocks (marlin, sailfish and spearfish) in the Pacific ocean. Decades of commercial overfishing, primarily by foreign countries, has caused the stocks of these great animals to become greatly depleted in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It is currently illegal to harvest or import billfish caught in the Atlantic into the U.S., but Pacific-caught billfish can still be landed commercially, and are, in substantial numbers. Read More
  • Salt Water Sportsman
    May 10, 2012
    The NOAA Fisheries Service has eliminated the 240-foot (40-fathom) snapper-grouper prohibition in South Atlantic federal waters. This Draconian prohibition made illegal the possession of six deepwater snapper-grouper species (snowy grouper, blueline tilefish, yellowedge grouper, misty grouper, queen snapper, and silk snapper) in or from the South Atlantic federal waters in water deeper than 240 feet.    Read More
  • Marlin
    May 4, 2012
    The state season is the same as the recently announced federal recreational red snapper season. Read More
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