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2014-08-18 16:21:50

GALVESTON, Texas, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It seems that every week brings another story of U.S. Coast Guard or other Gulf Coast maritime law enforcement giving chase to foreign fishermen who have snuck into U.S. waters to fish illegally. Foreign illegal fishing in the Gulf, mostly by Mexican crew in boats called lanchas, is a persistent - and alarming - problem, say authorities from Gulf Coast states and the federal government. The urgency of the issue brought...

2010-08-10 14:53:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua S. Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today on the death of former Senator Ted Stevens. "We are saddened by the passing of Senator Ted Stevens, a longtime champion of fishery conservation. The 2006 amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act were largely due to his efforts. Those amendments set firm catch limits and deadlines to end overfishing in...

2010-07-15 12:14:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lee Crockett, director of federal fisheries policy for the Pew Environment Group, and Holly Binns, manager of Pew's Campaign to End Overfishing in the Southeast, issued this joint statement today on Senator Bill Nelson's (D-Fla.) legislation to weaken a key federal fishery law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and delay plans to end overfishing and rebuild the severely depleted South Atlantic red snapper. The...

2009-04-07 09:14:00

Proposed bill would delay the rebuilding of depleted fish populations WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group and 44 national, regional and state conservation groups today pressed congressional leaders to oppose "The Flexibility in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act of 2009," saying the legislation would allow overexploitation of vulnerable fish populations. This bill is designed to weaken the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), the nation's primary law governing...

2008-12-23 16:56:03

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service said it issued a final rule Tuesday to create a saltwater angler registry. The service said the national listing of all marine recreational fishermen should help the United States protect shared marine resources, NOAA said in a release. Better national surveys of the more than 15 million saltwater anglers will help us demonstrate the important contributions of recreational anglers to both local economies and to the...

2008-07-01 15:00:25

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Niaz Dorry of Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, +1- 978-281-6934, niaz@namanet.org; Robin Alden of Penobscot East Resource Center, +1-207-367-2708; Zack Klyver, +1-207-460-9575, Craig Pendleton, +1-207-590-9614, or Jennifer Litteral of Island Institute, +1-207-664-9694, all for Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance GLOUCESTER, Mass., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent appointment of a lobbyist for the industrial herring fleet to the Maine seat on the...


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