Ted Venker is the Conservation Director for the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), a nonprofit organization comprised of 17 coastal state chapters spanning the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic seaboard and the Pacific Northwest. The objective of CCA is to conserve, promote and enhance the present and future availability of coastal marine resources. Ted is a lifelong angler and also the editor of TIDE magazine. For more information on CCA, visit www.joincca.org.
COALITION WORKS TO SAVE GULF OF MEXICO RIGS
A coalition of marine conservation and boating interests have banned together to save the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico which provide essential fish habitat.
CCA TEXAS TO OPEN UP CEDAR BAYOU
The Coastal Conservation Association's Texas chapter takes a bold step with plans to open up Cedar Bayou.
GULF OF MEXICO RIGS TO REEFS
Anglers hope to protect the thousands of rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as essential fish habitat.
GULF SNAPPER WOES
Red snapper are thriving in the Gulf of Mexico, yet anglers could be handed the shortest recreational season in history.
MENHADEN MANAGEMENT VICTORY
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission votes to reduce the harvest of menhaden, a vital forage fish for many predatory fishes.
BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR BLUEFIN
Commercial interests still have their paws in the management of bluefin tuna, despite good scientific advice calling for time-and-area longline closures.