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Anglers in and around western Long Island Sound will once again have a chance to compete for awards, prizes and bragging rights at this year’s Tightlined Slam running October 2-4, 2020. The Tightlined Slam is a catch-and-release, fly and light tackle fishing tournament run by the Tightlined Conservation Coalition. Cash prizes are awarded to top anglers in pre-determined categories.

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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) held its regular summer meeting on August 3-6, when it addressed a number of issues that will impact anglers in New England and the Mid-Atlantic.   Big decision on Atlantic menhaden The biggest news to come out of the meeting was the Atlantic Menhaden Management Board’s (Menhaden Board) decision to

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During its meeting on August 4 and 5, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Menhaden Management Board plans to vote on Ecological Reference Points for menhaden. Here is how you can make your voice heard. Our colleagues at the American Saltwater Guides Association have essential information on the role menhaden play as a prey species. According

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UPDATE- Marine Fish Conservation Network Press Release Arlington, VA — Today Congress acted and the president signed “The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act,” enabling the fishing and seafood industries greater access to the program’s relief assistance. The improvements to the program reduce the requirement for expenses to go to payroll from 75 to 60 percent,

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Bunker and striper; Credit: John McMurray

Striped Bass, Menhaden, Bluefish & Recreational/Commercial Allocation Topped the Agenda Last week the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met, in part, jointly with the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council to consider a number of issues. Of course, because of the COVID 19 pandemic, Commissioners and Council members met via webinar. While just about all binding

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Striped Bass

Good news with menhaden, but it’s likely the Commission will fall short on striped bass Menhaden So, here’s the good news. It is highly likely, after a good 20 years of advocacy by anglers and environmental groups, that we’ll see menhaden managed in the context of its value as a prey species, by as early

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Menhaden, often called the most important fish in the sea, need your help. Right now the Virginia General Assembly is considering legislation that will put management of menhaden where it belongs, in the hands of the professionals at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC). If that sentence took you by surprise, you are not alone.

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Here is our final update for 2019.We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a joyous  holiday season. Action on Menhaden We have been waiting for the next shoe to drop in the ongoing menhaden saga and it did late last week. In a letter dated Dec. 17, Chris Oliver, assistant administrator for Fisheries at

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