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Safeguarding Our Sport

Posted on October 03, 2011

There’s a lot of cynicism these days about politics and politicians, much of it justified, and I won’t try to tackle that thorny issue in this blog. Instead, I want to tell you about a positive experience I had recently in Washington, D.C.

A Tropical Technique for Maine’s Shallows

Posted on October 01, 2011

PORTLAND, Me. — I was standing in the bow of a low-riding skiff as my angling companion poled us across white sand flats, illuminated by a warm summer sun. Suddenly, several wakes appeared before the boat.

No easy answer on stripers

Posted on September 30, 2011

I recently ran into a friend who spends time each year fishing for stripers in Massachusetts in the Cape Cod area. As he explained how his season went, it was clear that things were not up to his expectations.

Individuals, restaurants shelling out to restore Georgia oyster reefs

State provides no money in program that uses donated oyster shells
Posted on September 27, 2011

ATLANTA — A program that’s been credited with helping to stop erosion of intertidal waterways and spawning new oyster beds is dependent on handouts.

NOAA report: Gulf shrimpers top killer of sea turtles in US in 2005

Posted on September 27, 2011

A new national report on commercial fishing bycatch released by NOAA Fisheries states that at least 11,772 sea turtles were seriously injured or killed by U.S. fisheries in 2005. And of all the fishing operations, Gulf of Mexico shrimpers had the worst bycatch ratio.

GPS Could be Used to Deter Chesapeake Bay Poachers

Posted on September 27, 2011

ANNAPOLIS (September 27, 2011) -- A pilot program to install tracking devices on some commercial fishing boats in the Chesapeake Bay may go into effect next year. 

Trout released in Bay St. Louis

Posted on September 27, 2011

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX)-Speckled trout fishermen have something to smile about. That's because thousands of young trout were released into local waters Tuesday morning.

Experimental project aims to protect marshes

Posted on September 24, 2011

ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES — Island Road is the only small strip of land remaining in the miles of open water that now separate Isle de Jean Charles from Pointe-aux-Chenes. But locals remember when it was different.

New trout rules could be game changers

Posted on September 23, 2011

INDIAN RIVER LAGOON — On the expansive grassflat between Hook Point and Thumb Point near South Beach in Fort Pierce, the spotted seatrout fishing is known to be pretty darned good at times.

CCA Angler's Guide to Addendum V of the ASMFC Menhaden Management Plan

Posted on September 23, 2011

A compilation of the history of menhaden management and a review of the options currently on the table to rebuild the primary forage base of the Atlantic Coast.