Tag Archives: Coastal Conservation Association (CCA)

Who seems to be fighting who? – Battle for control of North Carolina seafood is complicated

North Carolina’s fishing resources generate millions of dollars a year, and many come to the beach to enjoy what they believe is freshly caught seafood that comes from local docks to the seafood market or a restaurant table. While some state government agencies spend tax dollars urging people to consume , other departments and even elected officials are exerting efforts in the opposite direction, essentially making it increasingly difficult for commercial fishermen to harvest local seafood. Left out of the equation are the consumers of seafood, restaurants, seafood markets, grocery stores and just about anyone else who does not harvest fish by their own hand. Read the rest here 10:15

Outdoors: Gill netting again is ruled illegal, but don’t believe the net controversy is over

But don’t believe that, because the attempts over the years to overturn the net ban law show how commercial groups are unrelenting in their zeal to cash in for quick profits at the public resource trough. Any minor technicality in the net ban law will be tirelessly chipped away at by commercial interests through the courts. If nothing else the fall ruling by Leon County Judge Jackie Fulford (who was up for re-election) shows the mind-set of commercial netting interests. Read more here 20:02:

Commercial Fishermen Battle for Their Right to Exist – Another Resource Grab

CCCAU.S. commercial fishermen say that for decades now, their industry has been on the brink of extinction due to excessive regulatory action often driven by environmentalist sport-fishing groups. Former fishermen from Texas, Louisiana, and Florida, states in which commercial net fishing has been eliminated following the adoption of environmentalist-driven regulations, have been vocal in warning other coastal states of an interest group called the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA).  Read more here  11:45

Oregon, Washington continue talks to ease gill-nets from lower Columbia River salmon migration lanes

In 2009, a legislator suggested a commercial fishery in the Portland harbor  reach of the lower Willamette River. The same year, a highly placed official of the Coastal Conservation  Association (CCA) suggested to me we might both live to see the day when  commercial fishermen harvest salmon alongside sport anglers in tributaries. Neither idea, of course, came to pass … or was even seriously considered. Until now. Both still remain far from reality following Thursday’s meeting of fish and  wildlife commissioners and staffs from Oregon and Washington, but neither is as  far-fetched as they seemed three years ago. Netting the lower Willamette is just one of several radical suggestions the  beleaguered commercial community brought to Thursday’s meeting.http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/bill_monroe/index.ssf/2012/10/post_48.html