NOAA Update With Major Fisheries Implications

Feature Photo: Rex Messing Monday, August 7, 2023 This afternoon the ASGA team was briefed by NOAA officials that the Fisheries Effort Survey has been overestimating recreational fishing effort. Our current understanding is that this overestimation is around 30-40%, as was discovered in a recent pilot study to evaluate potential

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Call for Gear Reform in VA Menhaden Fishery

Feature Photo: Rex Messing of SIMMS Fishing An overdue community rally to reform gear usage for the menhaden reduction fishery gear in Virginia has hopes of protecting our coast from undue damage and preserving our resources. Read Our Formal Comments A key component of every large-scale fishery is using the

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Decisions on Bluefish, Atlantic Mackerel & Summer Flounder.

Title Photo: Rex Messing of SIMMS Fishing aboard with Capt. Jaime Boyle Meeting Preview: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council August 2023 This time of year is traditionally the busiest stretch for fisheries management. Regional Fisheries Management Councils are reviewing stock assessments and committee recommendations for new catch levels. Meanwhile, the Atlantic

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