New Jersey is conducting a survey about their Striped Bass regulations for 2020. Responses are needed by June 14.
Offshore wind farms are coming, how they work out for us largely depends on us… By Capt. John McMurray Indeed, we’ve written here and elsewhere on offshore wind-power development. Specifically, on the potential for wind-turbines – dozens, maybe well over one-hundred – placed in designated areas off our coast. Generally, we have been in support
What various news outlets are reporting isn’t entirely accurate By Capt. John McMurray Frankly, we’ve been ignoring all of this up to now, because, the version of the Modern Fish Act that passed, and the way it was passed, is well, kinda inconsequential – to us anyway. But the reporting on the subject? It’s been,
Striped Bass Need Us Now More Than Ever By Tony Friedrich Many striped bass anglers up and down the coast are very concerned about the status of the stock. Last week, a stock assessment workshop (SAW) held a public webinar, where a Stock Assessment Review Committee (SARC) was provided an opportunity to review the science
Your comments on an emerging large-scale fishery on a forage source for large pelagics are important. By Capt. John McMurray If you fish offshore of 20 fathoms at all, you’ve probably seen them. Schools of smallish “chub” mackerel blitzing rain bait. Throw a small metal lure at them, and you’ll likely catch one. But wait
It’s hard to believe but the holidays are upon us. We are going to ask you for one favor before you plunge head-first into a turkey coma. On October 4th, , NOAA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to open the EEZ around the Block Island Transit Zone for striped bass harvest. Team
By Capt. John McMurray At last month’s Council meeting there were a handful of issues that likely concern anglers, but at the top of the list is the Council’s Chub Mackerel Amendment. The purpose of such amendment is to “consider” adding Atlantic chub mackerel to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squids, and Butterfish Fishery
Last month U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced three major developments in American offshore wind energy that set the table for fishermen engagement through public comment on plans. Input sought on South Fork Wind Farm construction and environmental plans Like bees buzzing around their hive, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) staff
It’s time to fight By Tony Friedrich On October 4, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) posted an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) regarding fishing for striped bass in the EEZ around Block Island. This move kicks off a process that could have devastating consequences for the future of the striped bass resource.
It’s high time we organize By Capt. John McMurray Let me be honest. I’m a little angry. Angry about one instance that’s probably best not to go into here (although it can’t hurt to include the link). But more broadly, angry that what’s likely majority of the recreational fishing community has been misrepresented, or