Recently, another piece of unfortunate news came out regarding our coastal fisheries. For recreational fishing, both the catch and effort have declined significantly in the past year, according to an email sent by NC Sound Economy to its mailing list. NC Sound Economy is a coalition...

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act), on July 11. This vote marks the first time the priorities of the recreational fishing sector are included in the reauthorization...

The Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. July 18 at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s regional office at 943 Washington Square Mall in Washington, N.C., according to a news release from the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries.   The committee...

By David Sneed CCA NC Executive Director The 2018 Legislative short session wrapped up on Friday, June 29th just in time for me to take a few days off to enjoy some time on the water with family and friends, and celebrate our country's independence on July...

Recreational fishing stakeholders gathered on Capitol Hill on June 12 for a policy luncheon and panel to discuss federal saltwater recreational fisheries management including the Modern Fish Act (S. 1520/H.R. 2023) and Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act (H.R. 200).   Hosted by...

By David Sneed CCANC Executive Director Both chambers of the NC General Assembly have recessed for the week so I thought it would be a good time to update everyone on pending legislation with the potential to impact our coastal fishing resources. On Thursday, the Senate passed...