11/14/2013 – RFA Says Tide Is Turning Towards Magnuson Reform

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November 14, 2013 – The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) says saltwater sportsmen are uniting in a plea to the U.S. Senate to fix the federal fisheries law to recognize the recreational fishing community. The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard heard testimony on November 14 in relation to the upcoming … Read More

11/7/2013 – Florida Court Reinstates Coastal Ban on Gillnets

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November 7, 2013 –   Just hours after the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) blasted Leon County Circuit judge Jackie Fulford for overturning the voter-approved, constitutionally protected Florida net ban, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) sent official notification to all law enforcement personnel that enforcement of the net ban would officially resume. “Late this afternoon, the First District Court … Read More

11/6/2013 – RFA Urges Gov. Scott to Implement Emergency Moratorium on Florida Gillnets

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November 6, 2013 – During the heyday of unregulated commercial fishing, Florida fishermen witnessed thousands of gillnets catching tons of both predator and prey fish with virtually zero management. Then came a 1990’s campaign called Save Our Sealife led by Florida Sportsman’s Karl Wickstrom which generated more than a half-million signatures to secure a constitutional amendment onto a 1994 Florida … Read More