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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Big Decisions at the Mid-Atlantic Council: What Do They Mean for Anglers?

By Will Poston, Policy Associate Two weeks ago, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) hosted its June meeting to take final action on two issues of great interest to the recreational community: the Recreational Reform Initiative’s Harvest Control Rule Framework/Addenda (HCR) and a second attempt to rebuild Atlantic mackerel. Below,

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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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ASGA Press Release on MSA Reauthorization in House of Representatives.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: August 2, 2021 Willy Goldsmith – Tony Friedrich – American Saltwater Guides Association Commends Congressman Huffman for Introducing the Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act Highlights Success of the Magnuson-Stevens Act and the Importance of Strong Fisheries Management at the Federal

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New Report Puts Improving Recreational Data in the Spotlight

By Will Poston, Fisheries Policy Consultant A Congressionally mandated, 200-plus page study that mentions “red snapper” 297 times could only come from one piece of legislation: The Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018, or “Modern Fish Act” for short. This legislation was fueled in part by growing frustration among

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Striped bass and recreational reform top the agenda By Capt. John McMurray The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met via webinar last week (February 1-4) to discuss several important topics.  We’ll try and keep it simple here and focus on just the things anglers are likely to find most important. 

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