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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Striped Bass Underwater

What to Watch for: ASMFC Spring Meeting

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASFMC) will gather in Arlington, Virginia this week for the 2024 Spring Meeting. As always, we are closely watching several of the Board and Committee meetings. While many important decisions on critical species were made in previous meetings, there are still a few things we

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Louisiana Redfish: Old Habits Die Hard

Today, March 7th, 2024, science lost another fisheries fight in Louisiana. The new Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Commission voted 5-1-0 in favor of amending the new NOI for Redfish regulations from a 3-fish creel limit to a 4-fish creel limit. You may ask yourself: Didn’t we win this battle already?

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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 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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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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Louisiana Menhaden Buffer NOI

ASGA submitted an official comment on the proposed Notice of Intent (NOI) for a new coastal buffer zone for menhaden operations off the coast of Louisiana. You can read the official comment below: RE: NOTICE OF INTENT Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Menhaden Season (LAC 76:VII.307) Thank

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Striped Bass Addendum II – Public Comment Guide

Feature Photo: Luyen Chou, Founder of the GotOne App WRITTEN COMMENT DEADLINE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2023SUBMIT EMAILS TO COMMENTS@ASMFC.ORG SUBJECT LINE: “STRIPED BASS DRAFT ADDENDUM II“ After a brief break from the politics of fish and a full season chasing epic bites, the time to don our advocacy hats and

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New App Partnership Furthers Data Collection with Mass DMF

The American Saltwater Guides Association Partners with GotOne to Further Data Collection in Ongoing Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Study of Release Mortality of Striped Bass  Collaboration with the GotOne Mobile App Enables Anglers Everywhere to Contribute to Fishery Management Studies and Better Assess Population Distribution and Release Mortality  Washington,

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