Science Takes Center Stage on Cape Cod

On Friday, May 17th, members of the saltwater angling community converged for a day of fisheries science, the latest research and thoughtful discussions about the future of our fisheries. ASGA hosted its second Fisheries Science Symposium in partnership with the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. The day was structured

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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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Photo courtesy of Matt Rissell

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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The Magnuson-Stevens Act: Reauthorization on the Horizon

We know that folks are focused on striped bass right now. And for good reason, given the potential approval of the Amendment 7 Public Information Document at this week’s Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission meeting. But there are potentially big changes afoot at the federal fisheries level as well, and

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President Trump’s Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth: Our First Take

By Willy Goldsmith Ph.D. Executive Director and Tony Friedrich VP/Policy Director On May 7th, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order that will most certainly impact our marine fisheries.  The Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth intends to 1) combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing,

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By a narrower margin, HR 200 makes it through the House. Now what? Originally Published Here on Fissues By Capt. John McMurray Well, we all expected it.  HR 200, “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act” (A.K.A the “Empy Oceans Act”), with a few amendments, including one really bad

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