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ASMFC Spring 2024 Meeting Recap

ASMFC Spring 2024 Meeting Recap: Striped Bass Release-Mortality Work Group, Acoustic Menhaden Survey, and Cobia Draft Addendum II. Feature Photo – Captain Brian Kelley releasing a healthy bass. Arlington, May 2024—This past week, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met for its Spring 2024 meeting. As far as ASMFC meetings

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Conservationist of the Year: Peter Jenkins

We’re incredibly proud to announce that ASGA Chairman Peter Jenkins has been named the 2024 Simms x Fly Fisherman Conservationist of the Year. “Jenks,” as many of you know him, brings a level of unmatched energy and creates a welcoming atmosphere that inspires countless individuals to get involved in conservation. Our Association would not

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Better Data for Bluefish: Get Involved!

Feature Photo: Mike Querfeld with a low-light shot of a yellow-eyed devil before the release. Credit: Drew Sommo The American Saltwater Guides Association has teamed up the GotOne! App to help fill crucial data gaps for Bluefish. The Association is now calling on the recreational fishing community to contribute catch

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A striped bass being released by an angler.

Talkin’ Striped Bass Spawn Dynamics

Consistent spawning production is paramount to a fishery’s long-term health. Many environmental factors are suspected to impact annual spawning production, and understanding these effects is crucial for conserving this fishery. For Atlantic striped bass, the right conditions are linked to high flows, a cool spring and a moderate temperature rise

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Albie Project Year 2: Results & Migration Insights

Feature Image: A false albacore being landed off Jupiter Florida by the Cheeky Fishing team, a multi-year sponsor of this research effort. The latest results from the 2023 Albie Project are available. 2023 was our second season deploying telemetry tags on false albacore in partnership with the Anderson Cabot Center

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Maryland Playing Games with Striper Regulations

We caught this article a few days ago. Here’s the summary: Maryland striped bass commercial fishermen and the “harvest centric” charter-for-hires are fighting the latest management action by ASMFC. The for-hire sector believes there are more fish than ever, while the commercial sector doesn’t want to take a 7% reduction

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Net Pen Aquaculture: A Striped Bass Nightmare

There was a conversation during last month’s ASMFC Winter Meeting that floated under the radar but has major implications for our striped bass fishery. On Thursday, one day after the Striped Bass Board met to finalize Addendum II, NOAA staff gave a presentation about state involvement and the outlook for

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The Cobia Management Conundrum

Feature Photo: Captain Mike Holliday puts a Cobia in the boat off the beach of Stuart, Florida a few seasons back. Striped bass dominated last week’s ASMFC meeting and the ASGA airwaves. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our breakdown of the Striped Bass Board Meeting by clicking

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Addendum 2: Bullets Dodged for 2024

The Striped Bass portion of the ASMFC 2024 Winter Meeting is in the books, and as many of us could have expected, the same voices who continually come to the table driven by selfish intent resumed their positions on the anti-conservation soapbox. While the final results weren’t perfect, after five

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Letters to Santa & ASMFC

This weekend, many young anglers and advocates are composing final letters addressed to the North Pole, pleading for new rods, reels and fishing gadgets to round out their year. We hope the entire striped bass community will keep their pens and paper out for an additional note, as the written

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