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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Fly Angler Holding Bass

The Canadian Striped Bass Rebound

“The striped bass population is fine! We don’t need to change anything. The oceans are warming, and the fish are moving north to Canada. Have you seen those drone videos of the spawns over the border? It’s insane how many fish there are!” How often have we heard some version

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Lipped Striped Bass

Maryland Shields Commercial Striper Fishery From Accountability

Feature Photo: Rex Messing of Simms Maryland Department of Natural Resources just sent out the following press release: “Maryland Department of Natural Resources Presents Emergency Regulations to Increase Protections for Maryland’s Striped Bass Spawning Population.” To save you time, here’s the summary: DNR is extending its recreational no-targeting closures to

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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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Drone Pilot Documents Value of Menhaden

As many of you know, ASGA is currently supporting a campaign to drive thoughtful, productive comments to reform commercial menhaden gear usage in shallow water off the coast of Virginia. If you want to learn more about the specifics of that campaign, click here. Once you’ve got the full scoop,

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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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Updates on The Albie Project

Tony Friedrich VP/Policy Director There have been a lot of things going on lately. This blog has been delayed more than a few times. We apologize for that but as you read on, you will see why. The Albie Project started off really well late this summer. We had our

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Conservation advocates won the fight…now what? By Capt. John McMurray, President Last week the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) met to finalize Amendment 7 to the Striped Bass Management Plan. In the spirit of optimism, it’s hard not to acknowledge a surprisingly good outcome. I mean, without a doubt,

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