RFA News Bulletins, Letters & Releases 2009-2012

2009

March 4, 2009 – New Study Confirms RFA’s Claims on Red Snapper Abundance

March 13, 2009 – Eight Respected Industry Professionals Join RFA Board

March 25, 2009 – RFA Calls For Cooling Tower Upgrades At Coastal Power Plants

April 8, 2009 – New York’s Fluke Fiasco Showcases Need for Limited Flexibility

April 17, 2009 – RFA-SC Members React to Red Snapper Closure

April 29, 2009 – Conservation Group (CCA) Offers “Freedom to Fish” To Highest Bidder

May 8, 2009 – Fishermen Organized for Rational Dogfish Management (FORDM)

June 5, 2009 – RFA Calls On Moratorium On Recreational Snapper Closures

June 11, 2009 – U.S. Senator Schumer To Introduce Critical Fisheries Legislation

June 19, 2009 – RFA To President Obama – Just Say “No” To Catch Shares

June 23, 2009 – RFA Testifies Before House Resources Subcommittee

July 7, 2009 – NE Council Allocates Cod, Haddock to Recreational Sector

September 31, 2009 – Adjustments to Atlantic Bluefin Tuna and North

October 2, 2009 – NOAA Ignores Input From Sea Bass Anglers

October 19, 2009 – Letter to White House CEQ Regarding Ocean Policy Task Force

October 23, 2009 – 12 Million U.S. Saltwater Anglers Ignored

October 27, 2009 – RFA Testimony Before Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife

October 27, 2009 – Anglers Charge NMFS With Failing To Meet Mandates

November 6, 2009 – RFA Praises RI Governor Carieri for License Veto

November 20, 2009 – Southeast Anglers Say It’s Time For Change

November 25, 2009 – SKA Hosts Benefit For RFA At National Championships

December 4, 2009 – NOAA ‘Champions’ Another Closure As Red Snapper Is Shut Down

December 16, 2009 – RFA To Lead “United We Fish” Rally in Washington DC

2010

February 3, 2010 – SC General Assembly Says “No” To Fishing Closures

February 11, 2010 – NOAA Follows Council Advice – Increases Sea Bass Quota For 2010

February 16, 2010 – Sen. Schumer Calls For “Moratorium On Flawed Survey Data

March 12, 2010 – Is Recreational Fishing Being Banned?

March 19, 2010 – RFA Said Bluefin Anglers Should Be Pleased With Denied CITES Listing

April 21, 2010 – RFA Testifies Before Congress Regarding Catch Shares

April 22, 2010 – RFA-LA Applauds Senator For Pulling Bowfishing Bill

May 4, 2010 – ASMFC Votes to Increase Fishing Days – RFA Legal Defense Continues

May 20, 2010 – Striped Bass Under Attack From ASMFC Mismanagement

May 21, 2010 –  Comments Regarding ACL/AM Implementation Along the Atlantic States

June 2, 2010 – RFA-NJ Supports Legislation To Protect Menhaden

June 2, 2010 – RFA-SC And SC Legislators Prepare For Oil Spill’s Effects

June 15, 2010 – MAFMC Rejects Midseason Recreational Closures

June 28, 2010 – New England Council Reaffirms Party/Charter Control Date

June 30, 2010 –RFA Charges Enviros With Using Oil To Start A Fire

July 20, 2010 – “King Obama” Signs Ocean Protection Policy

August 4, 2010 – National Tackle Manufacturers Agree That Law is Broken

August 15, 2010 – Lubchenco Meets With RFA, NYSF & NY Fishermen

August 18, 2010 – RFA Alert – Council Votes To Increase Fluke & Porgy Limits

August 19, 2010 – Pew Agrees With RFA, Fisheries Management Flexibility Works!

September 1, 2010 – Seven Leading Industry Professionals Join RFA Board

September 1, 2010 – Fixing Magnuson Gains Converts

September 4, 2010 – Anglers Say EPA Lead Ban Petition Is Simply For The Birds

September 9, 2010 – RFA Cautions Anglers About Blue Ribbon “Pew” Panel

September 17, 2010 – RFA-NJ Applauds New Menhaden Law

September 23, 2010 – Enviros Go From Lead Tackle To Tuna In New National Fishing Ban

October 20, 2010 – Enviros Direct Captains How To “Assign The Privilege” Of Recreational Fishing

October 26, 2010 – Obama Administration Shuts Down Another Healthy Fishery

November 4, 2010 – EPA Denies Petition Seeking Ban On Lead Fishing Tackle

November 9, 2010 – ASMFC Votes To Approve Scup Re-Allocation Measures

November 9, 2010 – RFA Praises ASMFC Rejection of Commercial Striper Increase

November 22, 2010 – RFA Opposes ESA Listing For Atlantic Bluefin

November 29, 2010 – RFA Says Marketing Ploy Will Keep America From Fishing

December 9, 2010 – NJ No Cost Registry Legislation Needs Full Senate Vote

December 15, 2010 – NJ Free Angler Registry Bill Clears New Hurdle

December 16, 2010 – NY Supreme Court Rules Against Saltwater Fishing License

 

2011

January 28, 2011- RFA Says NMFS To Update Congress On Angler Survey

February 10, 2011 – RFA Calls For End To Directed Ocean Net Fishery Of Striped Bass

February 16, 2011 – Catch Share Activists Arrive In DC Spreading Anti-American Fishing Propaganda

February 22, 2011 – NJ Governor Christie Signs Historic Free Angler Registry Law

March 2, 2011 – EDF Hosts Congressional ‘Catch Share’ Party In DC

March 4, 2011 – Judge Leaves Fishermen Floundering On Sea Bass

March 8, 2011 – Senate Subcommittee Meets To Discuss Magnuson

March 17, 2011 – RFA-FL Leadership Ups Ante In Effort To Protect Red Snapper Fishery

March 24, 2011 – New York’s Saltwater License To Be Repealed

March 25, 2011 – RFA-NJ Supports “Pots Off Reef” Bills

March 23, 2011 – Carolina Kingfish Contest Contributes Cash To RFA

April 4, 2011 – New Budget Immediately Repeals NY Saltwater Fishing Fee

April 15, 2011 – RFA Says Jones Amendment Blocking Catch Shares May Pass Senate

May 3, 2011 – New Jersey Launches Free Angler Registry

May 16, 2011 – NJ Legislators Propose “Tax on the Willing”

May 21, 2011 – RFA-NJ Updates On Sea Bass, Fundraising & Fines

June 3, 2011 – RFA-NJ Submits Official Comments On DEP Access Plan

June 16, 2011 – RFA Says ACL’s, AM’s & Arbitrary Deadlines Are Killing Industry

June 28, 2011 – RFA Welcomes New Industry Support For Magnuson Reform

July 10, 2011 – New York May Cut Blackfish Season In Half

July 11, 2011 – Senators Push For Job Killing Boat Tax Rollbacks

July 27, 2011 – RFA Says Legislators Aren’t Fooled By ‘Evil Defense Fund’ Lobbyists

August 4, 2011 – ASMFC Takes Bunker Reduction Action

August 5, 2011 – NY Gov. Cuomo To Give Angler Refunds Following License Repeal

August 17, 2011 – RFA Says Walmart Supports Marine Reserves & Catch Shares

August 25, 2011 – NMFS’ Plan For Alaska Means Guided Anglers Pay

September 7, 2011 – RFA Charges Pew With Running Bait & Switch

September 14, 2011 – Republican Bob Turner Wins New York 9th

September 15, 2011 – NC Fishermen Join RFA in Walmart Boycott

September 28, 2011 – Congress To Address “Burdensome” Presidential Order

September 29, 2011 – Pallone Introduces Comprehensive Fisheries Reform Bill

October 6, 2011 – RFA Says Grassroots Efforts Lead to Stalled Alaska Catch Sharing Plan

October 14, 2011 – NOAA/NMFS Gives Southeast Anglers The Finger

October 18, 2011 – Elected Officials Call For NOAA Head Lubchenco’s Head

October 27, 2011 – RFA & NOAA Clash At Congressional Hearing

November 3, 2011 – NOAA Requests $54 Million to Reduce Fishing Effort

November 10, 2011 – Gulf Coast Legislators Oppose Catch Share Plan

November 20, 2011 – RFA SaysCongress To Address Federal Fisheries Reform

 

2012

January 8, 2012 – Three Top Industry Professionals Join RFA Board

February 1, 2012 – Mission Accomplished NOAA?  RFA Said Let Congress/NRC Decide.

February 8, 2012 – NJ & MD Announce River Herring Closure

February 24, 2012 – United We Fish Rally Update

March 8, 2012 – RFA-NJ Supports New Legislation To Address Fixed Gear Issue

March 29, 2012 – MRFSS Strikes Black Sea Bass Again

April 4, 2012 – RFA Says New England Anglers See Temporary Relief

April 17, 2012 – Senators Call For Oceans Oversight Hearings

April 24, 2012 – RFA Says Congress Set To Discuss Cape Hatteras National Seashore

May 7, 2012 – RFA Says ‘Catch Share’ Amendments Expected in House Bill

May 9, 2012 – House Votes To Stop New Catch Share Funding

June 1, 2012 – NOAA Says More Red Snapper Means Less Red Snapper Fishing in Gulf

June 4, 2012 – Sen. Schumer Announces Senate Magnuson Hearings

June 17, 2012 – New Jersey Reveals Final Cost Of Angler Registry

June 28, 2012 – Gulf Legislators Ask To Extend Red Snapper Season

July 18, 2012 – RFA Gulf Alert Regarding ‘Sector Separation’ Plan

August 1, 2012 – RFA Hopes To See ‘OME’ Investors Bail On Reduction

August 9, 2012 – Congress To Hold Gulf Field Hearing on Fishing & Jobs

August 16, 2012 –  Obama’s Final Oceans Plan Remains Under Wraps

September 13, 2012 – Six-day Atlantic Red Snapper Seasons Opens Friday

October 5, 2012 – RFA Florida Gears Up For The Elections

December 21, 2012 – Senate Attempts to Throw Anglers Off Fiscal Cliff

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