About Fissues.org

Saltwater anglers care about the health of marine resources, but we often avoid getting involved in conservation and management of recreational fisheries because fishery management has become so darn hard to understand and almost impossible to follow!

Fissues.org is your one-stop hub for information on the species you like to target and how they are managed. We take the complicated fisheries management decision-making process and boil it down to the basics that average anglers can understand. Part news and part opinion, Fissues.org culls out the noise and provides the essential information needed to stay up-to-date on Northeast fisheries management. We also give you tips and guidance to more actively participate in conserving marine resources important to all of us.

We organize information into the four venues for Northeast fishery management:

  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC)
  • New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC)
  • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC)
  • Federal Fisheries: Congress, Secretary of Commerce, and NOAA Fisheries

Captain John McMurray of New York and Captain Patrick Paquette of Massachusetts provide real time insights and analyses on what’s happening to species you care about both on and off the water. Together they have more than 38 years of experience with the fishery management process and, as straight up hard-core anglers, they understand how to communicate it to regular guys and gals.

Because fisheries management is not a spectator sport, Fissues.org is here to help us all protect a sport and resource we love.