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Advocacy Update – February 12, 2019

CMR PASSES NET REGULATION CHANGES AND FILES NOTICE OF INTENT: PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019. When the CMR appointed the Gear Type Task Force, the expectation was that the first task of his group would be to address definitions of net gear types that would be presented to the Commission with a…
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Advocacy Update – January 16, 2019

COMMISSION ON MARINE RESOURCES MEETING, JANUARY 15, 2019. Those attending the CMR meeting on January 15, 2019, endured four hours of “discussion” on various motions with some outcomes that should be approved by recreational anglers. Attending this meeting were Chairman Steve Bosarge, Commissioners Mark Havard (Recreational), Ronnie Daniels (Charterboat Captains), and Natalie Guess (Environmental). Executive…
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President Trump Signs The Modern Fish Act

Rebecca Louviere, Communications Director Center for Sportfishing Policy 225-382-3756 Washington, D.C. – January 2, 2019 – The recreational fishing and boating community is now celebrating the enactment of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), which was signed into law by President Trump December 31. The Modern Fish Act finally recognizes…
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Advocacy Update – November 30, 2018

COMMISSION ON MARINE RESOURCES MEETING, NOVEMBER 27, 2018: The CMR meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, was long (9:00 – 1:30) and addressed an agenda that included important issues to CCA members. Members should be aware that aspects of the proceedings of the CMR meetings are available on the Department of Marine Resources website, www.dmr.ms.gov,…
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Advocacy Update – November 13, 2018

CONTACT: info@cca.ms  govtrel@cca.ms MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HOSTS 2018 RESTORATION SUMMIT, NOVEMBER 13, 2018: MDEQ holds an annual Restoration Summit as part of the process of allocating and reviewing funding flowing from the BP settlement. This year the date is Wednesday, November 13, 2018, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. The agenda is provided in…
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Advocacy Update – October 2018

Government Relations Committee: info@cca.ms or govtrel@cca.ms COMMISSION ON MARINE RESOURCES MEETING OCTOBER 16, 2018, Administrative Penalties: Seven Spotted Seatrout late or no reporting violations [Failure to Report Spotted Seatrout Landings] were adjudicated before the Commission on Marine Resources at the October meeting held in Pascagoula. Each of the seven commercial fishermen/women were assessed fines of varying…
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