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There you go again…

Posted on August 01, 2011

It is more of the same from the Pew Environment Group. The message below making the rounds in DC has all the hallmarks of the environmental community’s overall approach to marine resource management.

Sappi starts work on fish ladder

When completed, fish will be able to pass through its dam for the first time in more than 100 years.
Posted on July 29, 2011

WESTBROOK - The orange cones, neon vests and construction crane that can be seen from Cumberland Street might have little significance to most people driving by the Sappi Fine Paper mill.

Testimony calls into question NOAA fishery science

Posted on July 28, 2011

Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Coastal Conservation, testified before Congress this week on behalf of the many marine industry groups at a hearing titled, “NOAA’s Fishery Science: Is the Lack of Basic Science Costing Jobs?”

Distortions muddying the water

Posted on July 28, 2011

No one has ever accused the federal fisheries management process of being too transparent. It is a Byzantine world of statistics, biology and, the murkiest ingredient of all, politics. It is a process that often yields confounding results.

Bottom Dweller Makes A Comeback

Aggressive predators, fluke populations have bounced back under unpopular restrictions.
Posted on July 28, 2011

I'll admit that I am among the anglers who in recent years have grumbled about the restrictive season limits on size and take of fluke, or summer flounder. Before long, however, the severe restrictions may be the reason why our complaints change to cries of joy. Well, maybe we won't be that emotive but we may be pretty happy. By 2013, according to a report updated July 22 by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the "summer flounder stock is expected to be fully rebuilt."

New Law Imposes Stiff Fines, Jail Time for Over-Fishing Striped Bass

While the limits and regulations will stay the same, catching too many and undersized striped bass could now land you in jail.
Posted on July 28, 2011

A new law that was passed last week will impose tougher fines and possibly even jail time for fishermen who catch more than the legal limit or undersized striped bass.

Volusia captain tells congressional panel Fishery's snapper data flawed

Posted on July 28, 2011

Local fishing captain David Nelson and Congressman John Mica were among a series of experts who spoke at a congressional subcommittee hearing on fishing this week in Washington, D.C.

Midnight magic off Montauk

Posted on July 27, 2011

There is something special about fishing for striped bass at Montauk Point under cover of darkness. One of the best at that game is Port Jefferson resident and charter boat captain Rick Gulia of Perfect Catch Fishing.

Virginia rejects bid for large Chesapeake Bay oyster farm

Posted on July 27, 2011

A watermen’s cooperative suffered a setback Tuesday when state regulators denied most of its application to grow oysters in a Chesapeake Bay tributary.

The Oyster Company of Virginia, which includes a dozen watermen, received permission to set oyster cages on about 15 acres in Lloyd’s Bay (also known as Floyd’s Bay) in the Poquoson River.

International €4 million bluefin tuna trafficking ring busted

Posted on July 27, 2011

The port authorities of Maddalena in Sardegna, Italy, have found some one thousand administrative violations relating to bluefin tuna.