Federal Fisheries


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Recent Articles

  • THIS IS WHAT I’M THANKFUL FOR… November 22, 2017 Species: Atlantic menhaden, Atlantic striped bass, HMS, Unmanaged forage plan - 2017 was a good year, but in the end, it can all go away pretty easily Let me be clear about something... I’m not done by any means. The stripers are still going, and for sure I’ll get a few, More ›
  • ON THE DISDAIN FOR ABUNDANT FISH STOCKS October 12, 2017 Species: - Editor mocks fly fishermen, light-tackle anglers, and everyone else who benefits from “abundance." Last week we stumbled across what seemed like a somewhat useful piece from The Fisherman Magazine titled ALPHABET SOUP: TOP 25 FISHY ACRONYMS. The intent at first More ›
  • IT’S NOT OKAY… August 22, 2017 Species: Bluefin Tuna, HMS - Selling your tuna under the radar or without the proper permits screws us all As we get into the thick of tuna season right now, and plenty of “large-medium” and “giant” class bluefin tuna are being caught by anglers around More ›
  • The More You NOAA… July 26, 2017 Species: - How NOAA Keeps America Fishing By Rip Cunningham I tend to be a “less is better” kind of guy when it comes to government. The exception is the management of natural resources like America’s sustainable fisheries. Fishing has been my More ›
  • White House Retiring Government Employees Replacing Stakeholders Highlight 2017 Appointments to North East Fishery Councils July 25, 2017 Species: - US Commerce Appointments to New England & Mid-Atlantic Councils On June 28, 2017 the US Commerce Department announced appointments to the 8 regional fishery councils. The Magnuson Stevens Fishery & Conservation Act established the Councils to do the detailed work More ›
  • Thanks New Jersey… July 19, 2017 Species: Atlantic menhaden, Atlantic striped bass, Summer flounder -   Some may be cheering the Secretary of Commerce’s decision to overrule ASMFC on summer flounder, but in the end, Jersey may have really screwed us If you are a regular reader, you likely know the controversy surrounding summer flounder More ›
  • Marine Recreational Information Program Seeks Input April 21, 2017 Species: - The Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) is the system under which recreational fishing data is collected and analyzed. MRIP recently released its draft five-year Strategic Plan and is requesting input on the Plan from stakeholders. MRIP is seeking public feedback as part More ›
  • H.R. 1411 “Transparent Summer Flounder Quotas Act” April 17, 2017 Species: - H.R. 1411 was introduced by Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] on March 7, 2017. The text can be found here: “Transparent Summer Flounder Quotas Act” In short, the bill seeks to suspend the 2017 summer flounder specifications – voted on More ›
  • MAGNUSON-STEVENS FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT ACT April 17, 2017 Species: - Origins Congress first passed the law that we now know as the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act in 1976. Although the original law set up a framework to conserve and manage the fisheries resources of the United States, and More ›
  • Public Input Changed NOAA Fisheries Final Rule for Sharks April 12, 2017 Species: Sharks - On April 4, 2017, NOAA Fisheries published in the Federal Register a “Final Rule” for Amendment 5b to the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) plan. The HMS plan manages a group of species that include tunas and sharks. Amendment 5b was More ›