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May 2011

May
25

May 25, 2011

Lionfish problem growing for Southeast fishermen

The expansion of the lionfish into Caribbean and Southeast waters poses challenges for commercial fishing from the Florida Keys to ... MORE

May
25

May 25, 2011

Sea Grant on Catch Shares

Louisiana Sea Grant has created an informative FAQ document about catch shares, including: What is catch share management? Is catch share ... MORE

May
23

May 23, 2011

Video: FDA Says Gulf Seafood Safe; Fishermen Tag Catch

Check out this video on the status of Gulf seafood and the new GulfWild seafood traceability program. MORE

May
19

May 19, 2011

A letter to the South Atlantic Council

 Council Members,   On April 7th, the South Atlantic Fisherman's Association (SAFA) sponsored an informal Q & A for in Murrells ... MORE

May
13

May 13, 2011

Video: Success of New England catch shares shown in year end figures

As the first year of New England Sectors comes to a close, there have been many interesting media articles about ... MORE

May
13

May 13, 2011

North Carolina's 2010 Commercial Landings Inch Back Up

North Carolina's Division of Marine Fisheries recently released its Annual Fisheries Bulletin that contains fishery harvest statistics for 2010 for ... MORE

May
12

May 12, 2011

Catch shares angling gets Uncle Sam off the hook

WASHINGTON TIMES By Andrew Langer May 11, 2011 You might think that fisheries management and the federal budget aren't related. ... MORE

May
5

May 05, 2011 | Posted By: Christopher Conklin

Is it fair that Gulf fishermen can fish year-round while we stay docked?

Carolina Live posed this question to readers during its BP oil spill anniversary coverage, when it explained that the lack of ... MORE

May
4

May 04, 2011

May marks more fishing for Southeast fishermen

Commercially-caught vermilion, grouper and amberjack are all open this week and that's good news. The Vermilion season will be open ... MORE

April 2011

Apr
26

April 26, 2011

New England fishermen turn a corner after a year under new management

We've heard a lot in the media about the challenges facing New England fishermen after decades of declining fisheries.  A ... MORE

Apr
21

April 21, 2011

Fisheries science gets boost from federal funding

We've heard a lot of complaints lately that federal funding for fisheries science and research is being "taken away" and ... MORE

Apr
18

April 18, 2011

Pilot Program lets diners track seafood's path

BY MARK HIBBS NEWS-TIMES MOREHEAD CITY, NC— Restaurateur Libby Eaton says the value of knowing where your food comes from ... MORE

Apr
15

April 15, 2011

Budget Deal Includes Anti-Fisherman Provision

Congress pulls cost-saving management choices for struggling fishermen in favor of special-interest backed policies proven to bankrupt fishermen, devastate fisheries ... MORE

Apr
12

April 12, 2011 | Posted By: Matthew Ruby

Budget compromise will deal major blow to local fishermen

The following statement can be attributed to Matt Ruby, SAFA President, (843) 902-4734. The recent federal budget compromise included an ... MORE

Apr
11

April 12, 2011

Gulf Wild™ allows seafood lovers to track their fish, guarantee authenticity

Commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico launched an exciting new system that highlights one of the many benefits of ... MORE

Apr
8

April 08, 2011

From the Gulf: Tension over law enforcement eases with improved management

Gulf of Mexicocommercial fisherman tells National Fisherman how tensions with law enforcement eased once fishery management was improved. Read it ... MORE

Apr
7

April 07, 2011

Several important meetings taking place this month

April is shaping up to be a busy month for South Atlantic fishermen. Several South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Advisory ... MORE

Apr
4

April 04, 2011

New bill would keep red drum, spotted sea trout and striped bass off majority of NC dinner tables

A bill - House Bill 353 – is being heard this week in the North Carolina General Assembly. It would ... MORE

March 2011

Mar
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March 24, 2011 | Posted By: Christopher Conklin

Idea will protect fishing heritage

Myrtle Beach Sun News Anyone who knows a fisherman from around here or buys seafood regularly knows that there is ... MORE

Mar
12

March 24, 2011

Editorial: Catch Shares Worth Discussing

The Myrtle Beach Sun News recently wrote an editorial on fisheries issues, with a focus on catch shares. See a ... MORE

Mar
9

March 24, 2011

Time for better fishing rules

Letter to the editor published in the Carteret County News-Times. TO THE EDITOR: It's time for better fishing rules. It's time ... MORE

Mar
1

March 24, 2011 | Posted By: Matthew Ruby

Another foolish move by Congress

FoxNews.com A new Government Accountability Office details billions in potential cuts Congress can make to the budget just by streamlining ... MORE

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