Advocacy Update February 2020

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Advocacy Update February 2020

COASTAL CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION MISSISSIPPI ADVOCACY UPDATE                                                       2020 #3 (February) ADVOCACY UPDATE is an informational release from CCA Mississippi intended to keep members aware of current issues and activities of the state and national association. News releases will also reach members with more pressing issues that warrant action by the association and may solicit member involvement. …

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Bonnet Carre Spillway Story Map

Learn about the lasting effects that the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway will have on the Mississippi Gulf Coast : https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/2558ee4ef8314cb9ab95cd31670783c4

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Mississippi Commission rejects cap on industrial menhaden harvest

Unlimited take of forage fish and associated bycatch in state waters will continue View the governor’s letter. This week the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources elected to leave the industrial harvest of menhaden essentially unregulated by refusing to enact a cap on harvest in state waters. A proposal to limit the commercial take of menhaden,…

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Menhaden harvest cap proposed for state waters

View the current proposal Proposal would limit removals to 63 million pounds from Mississippi waters In response to ongoing concerns about intense industrial removals of menhaden from sensitive coastal areas, CCA Mississippi is supporting efforts to enact a harvest cap of 28,900 metric tons from state waters. The proposed cap represents the average reported landings…

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Advocacy Update November 2019

COASTAL CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION MISSISSIPPI ADVOCACY UPDATE November 2019 ADVOCACY UPDATE is an informational release from CCA Mississippi intended to keep members aware of current issues and activities of the state and national association. News releases will also reach members with more pressing issues that warrant action by the association and may solicit member involvement.  FORAGE…

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Advocacy Update October 2019

ADVOCACY UPDATE is an informational release from CCA Mississippi intended to keep members aware of current issues and activities of the state and national association. News releases will also reach members with more pressing issues that warrant action by the association and may solicit member involvement.  MENHADEN ISSUE IN THE ATLANTIC; GULF OF MEXICO NEXT?…

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CCA License Plates Now Available!

CCA license plates are now available at your county tax office!! Pick yours up when you renew your tags! It costs an additional $31.00, of which $24.00 comes right back to CCA MS! Check with your county tax office for more details.

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Show Support For HB98.

CALL TO ACTION! Contact your Mississippi State Senator and show your support for HB98. This bill has not come out of the Senate Ports & Marine Resources yet. Tuesday is the deadline! HB98 would protect our marine resources from the use of most nets within ½ mile of the Cat Island shoreline. Many people were…

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Commission on Marine Resources Charged DMR Executive Director Spraggins

At its meeting March 1, the Commission on Marine Resources charged DMR Executive Director Spraggins with the difficult and controversial task of deciding whether it is in the best interest of the Spotted Seatrout fishery to close following the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway. CCA Mississippi goes on record as opposing any action based…

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