6/26/13 – RED SNAPPER WARS COME TO WASHINGTON

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June 26, 2013: One week after the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) agreed to push back a decision on new quota recommendations in the red snapper fishery until July 17, the House Natural Resources Committee has scheduled a full oversight hearing Thursday on The Management of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation … Read More

6/13/2013 – MAFMC Overturns ‘Punitive’ Recreational Measures

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June 13, 2013 – The Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) this week approved an Omnibus Recreational Amendment to evaluate alternatives to the accountability measures (AMs) currently in place for the recreational Atlantic mackerel, bluefish, summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries. The successful vote by Council in favor of removing general in-season closure authority from NOAA Fisheries and … Read More

2013 RFA Bass River Tourney

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June 11, 2013 – While the imminent arrival of Tropical Storm Andrea may have scared off a few anglers, she was no match for older sister Sandy and couldn’t put a damper on the very first annual RFA Bass River Summer Flounder Tournament in New Jersey. Hosted by Viking Yachting Center and Breezes Bar & Grill on the Bass River, … Read More