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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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Louisiana Menhaden Buffer NOI

ASGA submitted an official comment on the proposed Notice of Intent (NOI) for a new coastal buffer zone for menhaden operations off the coast of Louisiana. You can read the official comment below: RE: NOTICE OF INTENT Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Menhaden Season (LAC 76:VII.307) Thank

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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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Louisiana Eyes Changes for the Menhaden Purse Seine Fishery

Photo: Benny Blanco and Kyle Schaefer with a LA Red   The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) is working towards some positive changes for the state’s menhaden purse seine fishery. A Notice of Intent (NOI) to develop new menhaden regulations was initiated in October 2022. A NOI is the

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AT THE OCTOBER ASMFC MEETING, HERE’S WHAT WENT DOWN

Capt John McMurray   Menhaden and striped bass top the agenda The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met last week to consider, amongst other things, several items relating to menhaden and striped bass. First, let’s cover menhaden as of course the two are related. Back in August, the Commission’s Menhaden

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AT AUGUST’S ASMFC MEETING, HERE’S WHAT WENT DOWN

  Good news with menhaden, but a storm brewing with striped bass By Capt. John McMurray The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met August 3 to August 6 to address a number of issues. As is usually the case, we’ll try and boil it down to just the stuff you’re

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FINAL CALL: MENHADEN ACTION ALERT

LAST CHANCE TO BE HEARD: LETTER SIGN-ON DEADLINE MONDAY, JULY 27 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2020 For more information:  Tony Friedrich: tony@saltwaterguidesassociation.org Willy Goldsmith: willy@saltwaterguidesassociation.org American Saltwater Guides Association Releases Video Urging Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to Adopt Use of Ecological Reference Points in Menhaden Management Individuals From

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