We recently sent out an update to our email subscribers. Here is what we shared with them. It has been a busy quarter for fisheries management with Atlantic striped bass headlining the action. We can expect a lively joint ASMFC/MAFMC meeting in December and an active new year. ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSIONThe Atlantic States
The table is set for disaster, right where we live and fish. At a time when our striped bass and other gamefish need food the most, millions of bunker will be ground up and reduced into salmon food.
The 15 states of the ASFMC have scheduled hearings on Striped Bass Addendum VI
Here is a post ASMFC meeting round up and what needs to happen next.
New Jersey is conducting a survey about their Striped Bass regulations for 2020. Responses are needed by June 14.
Striped bass in Maryland, menhaden in VA, and regional management for black seabass By Capt. John McMurray While there were many issues discussed, and action taken on several different species at last week’s ASMFC meeting, the below are what we felt were issues important to anglers. For the full meeting report, see the Commission’s 2018
Virginia files an appeal, because apparently, 80% of a public resource is not enough By Capt. John McMurray Last November, the ASMFC Menhaden Board met with the intention of finalizing Amendment 3 to the Atlantic Menhaden Fishery Management Plan. We wrote about the outcome here: With Menhaden, Here’s What Went Down. But the long and
If Commissioners don’t do the right thing next week, we risk immense localized depletion By Tony Friedrich Several of weeks ago, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, received a letter from John Bull, Virginia ASMFC commissioner stating, “Virginia hereby appeals the decision of the Atlantic Menhaden Management Board (the “Board”) to set the coast-wide total
Powerful industry groups claiming to represent “us” are hell bent on allowing overfishing once again… We can’t let it happen Let me be frank… Most of us pay little attention to what goes on in DC, at least not as it relates to fishing. There are a few obvious reasons for that… For one, fishery
We say, definitively, NO! As much as folks want to complain about the federal government, our founding fathers were geniuses. They developed a system of government that is designed to move slowly through arduous checks and balances. The pendulum does swing back and forth. Over the course of time, a balance can be established. All