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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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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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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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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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Long Live The Sheepy – Guest Blog

Header Photo: One of Capt. Bailey Short’s clients holding a healthy Sheepshead. Louisiana. Just hearing the state’s name brings back memories of beautiful marsh, amazing food, southern hospitality and big bull redfish. When I was asked to join the ASGA team down in Hopedale, Louisiana for the annual Sheepy tournament,

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