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?”
Aggressive predators, fluke populations have bounced back under unpopular restrictions.
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."
The port authorities of Maddalena in Sardegna, Italy, have found some one thousand administrative violations relating to bluefin tuna.
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.
A watermen’s cooperative suffered a setback Tuesday when state regulators denied most of its application to grow oysters in a Chesapeake Bay tributary.
After years of holding up striped bass as the model of how humans can save a species from extinction, fisheries managers are finding out that the glue holding the model together is beginning to weaken.
Terrestrial and freshwater wildlife resource management agencies would not think of operating without standardized stock surveys and assessments. Yet, for our marine resources, proponents of the status quo say that “readily available information such as biology” is adequate to replace a standardized, peer-reviewed stock assessment as the foundation of management, even when the decisions based on it will have drastic social and economic consequences.
160 acres of marshlands being reclaimed
CORPUS CHRISTI — The first phase of a multipart project to restore a 160-acre area off the Nueces Bay Causeway near Indian Point has been completed.
Violators will face much higher fines, prison sentences of up to 90 days and forfeiture of boats and fishing equipment.
Poachers beware: Rhode Island has new, stiffer penalties for those who catch more than the legal limit on striped bass, or try to bag those that are too small.
In pens off Baja, an Icelandic company is raising the fish, a delicacy whose numbers have plummeted in recent years. It hopes to please consumers and environmentalists too.
Scrawled on the white board hung behind the bar at Noshi Sushi in Los Angeles, the word "otoro" (fatty tuna) beckons seafood lovers. For the connoisseur, this is the main attraction, the filet mignon of sushi.