Encouraging census results may affect harvest limits
After several years of discouraging results, Maryland fisheries officials say the number of juvenile striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay this summer was the fourth highest in the 58-year history of their annual census.
Newswise — Preliminary results from a 2011 survey conducted by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) suggest the production of a strong class of young-of-year striped bass in the Virginia portion of Chesapeake Bay. The 2011 year class represents the group of fish hatched this spring.
It's a little harder to fathom the impacts this record-setting, ongoing drought has had on Texas' coastal marine environment than it is to see how it has affected terrestrial life.
A lethal and highly contagious marine virus has been detected for the first time in wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest, researchers in British Columbia said on Monday, stirring concern that it could spread there, as it has in Chile, Scotland and elsewhere.
Research by Alabama scientists suggests that federal regulators may have underestimated the size of the red snapper population due to a longstanding reliance on flawed data collected from commercial fishermen.
COASTAL BEND — The toxic red tide bloom that has lingered in the gulf for at least two weeks has drifted into bay waters near Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Send a message to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission today in support of stronger conservation for menhaden, an important forage fish.
Self-imposed restrictions forcing South Atlantic Council to close fishery
In a letter to South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Chairman David Cupka, Coastal Conservation Association is urging the Council to take common-sense steps to remedy an unnecessarily restrictive rebuilding plan for black sea bass. The pending closure on black sea bass, proposed for October to June, compounds an already difficult offshore angling environment already reeling from closures on red snapper, groupers and vermillion snapper.
As Aven Campos hooked another fish at Pine Gully Pier, the 10-year-old instantly knew there was something special on the other end of the line.
Not known if related to harbor seal deaths
HAMPTON — A dead bluefin tuna washed up at Hampton Beach on Wednesday has a local marine biologist concerned because of the ongoing investigation into the recent deaths of dozens of young harbor seals.