A Captain’s Testimony to the Senate

The ASGA team has been advocating for sustainable fisheries on all fronts in 2024. In the same week headlined by Addendum II for striped bass and an NOI hearing for redfish in Louisiana, ASGA Maine Board Member Capt. Kyle Schaefer was called to testify as a witness at the US

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The Supreme Court & Atlantic Herring

Herring at the Supreme Court? How an Upcoming Decision Could Significantly Disrupt Fisheries Management and Federal Rulemaking: This week The Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments for two fisheries cases. In practice, however, these cases deal more with the separation of powers among our three branches

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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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ASGA Battles with Bigfoot Hunters & UFO Theorists

Written by Capt. Cody Rubner. This is definitely the best blog title I have had the pleasure of writing for ASGA. It’s going to be really difficult to top going forward. I’m okay with that. We all peak at some point. You’re probably curious where in ASGA’s journey to fight

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Here’s what went down this year… on and off the water By Capt. John McMurray, President, ASGA How would I best describe the fishing this past year? Not bad really, but it could have been better. I think that’s the sentiment from most guides in New England and the Mid-Atlantic.

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New Recreational Management Effort Raises More Questions than Answers

By Will Poston, Fisheries Policy Consultant For longer than a year, we’ve been keeping an eye on the Recreational Reform Initiative (RRI), a comprehensive joint effort by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) to improve the management of four key recreational fisheries—black

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