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Uneasy Times for Spain's Age-Old Bluefin Fishing

The season for an ancient and spectacular tuna-fishing technique has begun off Spain's southwest coast, and fishermen fear it could soon disappear if fleets of factory ships elsewhere keep overfishing prized Atlantic bluefin tuna.

EU ‘Zero Tolerance’ Approach on Illegal Fishing

According to the European Commission, 72% of EU fish stocks are now overfished and 59% are at a high risk of depletion. The European Commission has recently adopted draft rules on how to carry out controls to eliminate illegal fishing in the European Union. These rules implement the Control Regulation, Council Regulation 1224/2009, which established a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy.

Economics Make the Case for North Carolina Gamefish Bill

RALEIGH, NC - North Carolina has the opportunity to increase the economic impact of fishery management to the entire state with a single bill – H.B. 353, a bill to make striped bass, red drum and speckled trout gamefish.

Anglers Demand Reallocation After NOAA Fisheries Announces Shortest Red Snapper Season Ever

The long history of upside-down federal management of Gulf red snapper continued this week with NOAA Fisheries announcing more good news about the health of the fishery contrasted against the shortest recreational season on record: just 48 days. Coastal Conservation Association has warned that such absurd measures are inevitable until the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council conducts a reallocation of the fishery based on modern criteria.

NOAA Proposes Measures to Raise Catch Limits for Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery and Protect Sea Turtles and Yellowtail Flounder

NOAA today proposed raising the catch limit for Atlantic sea scallop vessels from the current level of 47 million pounds to 51 million pounds in 2011 and to 55 million pounds in 2012.

RFA-NJ Keeps Watchful Eye on Summer Flounder Regs

The New Jersey chapter of the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA-NJ) today sent a letter to Governor Chris Christie, copying the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bob Martin, urging immediate action to ensure that the 2011 summer flounder (fluke) season gets underway as scheduled on May 7th.

RFA Calls for a National Boycott of Safeway Supermarket Chain

Campaign To Educate Corporate Giant On Anti-Fishing "Greenwashing", Recreational fishermen are being urged to Stay Away From Safeway!

NOAA Statement on Fishery Management and Science Reports

Today, we are releasing phase one of an independent assessment of the fishery management system in New England

NOAA Celebrates Recovery Act Project Restoring Salt Marsh and Fish Passage on Cape Cod

Eric Schwaab, assistant NOAA administrator for fisheries, joined officials from the town of Brewster, Mass., and other partners today on the shores of Cape Cod’s Stony Brook to celebrate the completion of a American Reinvestment and Recovery Act project that restored natural tidal flow to 20 acres of salt marsh and opened passage for fish to nearly 400 acres of ponds for spawning.

Bluefin Tuna, Sea Bass Among Fish Facing Mediterranean Extinction Threat

More than 40 species of marine fish face dying out in the sea between Europe and North Africa