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NOAA Announces Recreational Harvest of Gray Triggerfish to Close on August 17, 2018

FB18-055 August 10, 2018 For more information contact Lauren Waters, 727-824-5303, Lauren.Waters@noaa.gov What/When/Where Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) will close at 12:01 am (local time) on August 17, 2018. Recreational harvest will remain closed through the end of the year.   Why This Closure Is Happening…
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If you want to hook a shark, you better know what you have on the end of the line

http://www.sunherald.com/sports/outdoors/article210949829.html
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CCA Bay Chapter Conservation Scholarships Programs

CCA Bay Chapter Conservation Scholarship Program Purpose To provide scholarship awards available to children of or sponsored by members of the Bay Chapter, CCA. The scholarship is for educational purposes to provide financial assistance during the pursuit of a college degree in an accredited field of study. Mission Statement CCA is a non-profit organization comprised…
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CMR Meeting for May 9th has Been Rescheduled to May 15th

  IMPORTANT NOTICE Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Mississippi is saddened to announce that the Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) special session set for 4:00 PM, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, has been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation is conflict with services for Jimmy Sanders, DMR Artificial Reef Bureau, who died suddenly on Saturday and will have visitation…
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Longlining Swordfish in the South Atlantic – An Issue that Will Not Go Away

For anyone who has caught a swordfish on hook-and-line, any threat that lacks scientific basis to catch this iconic fish and threaten their sustainability is ripe for opposition. This is true of an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) before the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Division of the National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) that has a sordid…
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