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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Angler with Big Redfish

Louisiana Action Alert: Redfish Progress Under Attack

Progress for a globally-renowned fishery is under attack once again. After a lengthy stretch of community engagement, heated meetings and backdoor antics, it appeared that the latest Louisiana redfish NOI was only days away from becoming regulations. Now this same NOI, seen by many as a comprise between opposing agendas,

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The Nice List: Louisiana Redfish & Radio Flyers

Feature Photo Credit: Nick Jones All fishermen are optimists, even if we refuse to admit it. After all, fishing is nothing more than a “perpetual series of occasions of hope.” It’s the reason we cast again after our last didn’t produce and why we return to that spot after confirming

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Anglers with Redfish

Don’t Quit Now! – Louisiana Redfish Call to Action

Cover Photo Courtesy of Skiff Supply Shop In the face of historically insurmountable adversity, there is still a chance that conservation can win in Louisiana. These odds are directly due to the unification of a powerful community voice. We can’t quiet down now. On Tuesday, the Joint Oversight Committee deemed

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Redfish, Menhaden, and Backroom Antics

After 35 years of stagnant regulations culminating in one compelling 7+ hour Commission meeting, we finally see a significant, proactive regulatory change for redfish in Louisiana. Header Photo Credit: Mad River Outfitters | Devin Fogle For anyone who hasn’t heard the incredible news yet, we won on historic turf. New

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Bull Redfish Generate Big Dollars for Louisiana

Louisiana fishing guide community partners with ASGA to conduct an economic impact survey to assess the value of redfish-driven tourism for the state. Everyone knows that redfish are synonymous with Louisiana. When anglers think of the species, they almost always think of the idyllic angling environments in the “Sportsman’s Paradise”. Many of

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ASGA Louisiana Red Drum Angler Expenditure Survey Results

Community research aims to answer a question vital to fisheries management in Louisiana: How much are redfish worth to the state? Title Photo Credit: Hayden Dobbins, “Hooked On: Redfish” Film. ASGA Louisiana Red Drum Angler Expenditure Survey: Summary of Results Introduction To quantify angler expenditures associated with Louisiana’s for-hire light-tackle

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