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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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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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Cobia Anglers Collaborate with Manta Ray Researchers

Feature Photo: “Best Practices for Fishing Cobia Around Manta Rays” The Florida Manta Project is a pioneering initiative aimed at understanding and conserving the enigmatic manta rays inhabiting the Western Atlantic. Led by a team of dedicated researchers and conservationists, this project focuses on studying the behavior, ecology, and population

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Research Tracks New England Albies to Florida

Feature Photo: A school of false albacore chasing bait along the remnants of a nearshore shipwreck off the coast of Jupiter, Florida. Captured by photographer Paul Dabill. As many of our advocates already know, launching The Albie Project was a nerve-wracking process for the ASGA team. Nearly three years after

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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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Coastal Journey of False Albacore – Research Update

ASGA and New England Aquarium announce the latest findings in The Albie Project that point towards one connected coast for false albacore. First and foremost, ASGA would like to thank everyone who purchased Albie Project goods or donated directly to support our research efforts – and of course, our wonderful

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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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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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Old License Plates Funding Fisheries Research

ASGA has collaborated with acclaimed industry artist Cody Richardson to fundraise for Year 2 of #TheAlbieProject with an exclusive art collection. The seven (7) unique, limited edition custom license plate art albies are now live on The ASGA Shop. Cody Richardson is a Colorado native who grew up exploring the

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Albies: Connected From Cape Cod to Florida

ASGA firmly believes the story of the false albacore is still unwritten. Albies have a cult following throughout the Atlantic coast. They’re valuable for many key angling communities – more than some understand or are willing to acknowledge. That’s why we embarked on The Albie Project: a dynamic intersection of passionate

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