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Study: Cod now in dire straits

Posted on October 27, 2011

Gulf of Maine cod, the lifeblood of the inshore fishing fleet centered around Gloucester, appears to have undergone a dramatic and inexplicable decline in recent years, according to an authoritative marine scientist on the NOAA Science Center team.

Thomas: Condit Dam breach could ruin perfect salmon fishing spot

Posted on October 27, 2011

UNDERWOOD, Wash. — For decades, a flotilla of small boats, prams, rafts and float tubes full of anglers have jammed the mouth of the White Salmon River daily during the summer to catch steelhead.


Seventy-eight fish tagged during Louisiana Saltwater Series Speckled Trout Tournament

Posted on October 26, 2011

Despite what Mother Nature had planned, 78 trout were caught and tagged during last weekend’s inaugural Louisiana Saltwater Series Fall Trout Tournament on Lake Pontchartrain, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

Higher striped bass numbers bring cautious optimism

Posted on October 26, 2011

For the first time in almost a decade, striped bass had a successful spawning year class, but there are those who believe we still should be cautious.

Condit Dam to be demolished Wednesday

Posted on October 25, 2011

First Elwha and Glines Canyon, and now Condit: The three largest dam removals ever in the country will be under way in Washington today, when contractors detonate 800 pounds of dynamite and blast the White Salmon River free.

It's back to the drawing board on red snapper (editorial)

Posted on October 23, 2011

IT SHOULD be unsettling to the National Marine Fisheries Service that the red snapper data it has been using to regulate the Gulf’s most important commercial and recreational fishery are likely flawed.

Fishers wary of 2012 time bomb as conservation law requirement kicks in

Posted on October 23, 2011

By now most of us have read stories about groups who believe Armageddon arrives in 2012. And most of us consider most of them to be operating on the fringe of reality. And we say that with all due respect.

After 20 years, Gulf Cook Off still brings exciting dishes to the table

Posted on October 22, 2011

When Tim Gothard, Executive Director of the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF), stood in front of the crowd at the Gulf Coast Wild Game Cook-Off at the Bluegill on the Mobile Causeway and proudly announced the statewide cook-off concept was approaching 20 years, it reminded me of just how fortunate we are in Alabama.

Far more bluefin sold than reported caught: report

Posted on October 20, 2011

PARIS -- More than twice as many tons of Atlantic bluefin tuna were sold last year compared with official catch records for this threatened species, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Black Sea Bass Closed Until June 2012

Cross another species off the bottom-fishing list
Posted on October 19, 2011

Even when anglers on the east coast couldn’t catch red snapper, groupers or vermilion snapper, black sea bass still allowed family level anglers to catch and keep something for dinner.