Saturday, February 6, 2016
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"Wicked Tuna" is the National Geographic Network program that features commercial fishermen competing for large bluefin tuna. It takes place in Gloucester, Mass.; The same place the 4th Annual Bluefin Blowout sponsored by Lyon-Waugh Auto Group was held last...
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Tautog Management Board is seeking public comment on the Public Information Document (PID) for Draft Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Tautog. The PID responds to the findings of the...
August has been an excellent fishing month. With a late start to the season, which many attribute to the water being colder than usual, anglers are hoping for a strong fall to finish the season. Striped bass, fluke and bonito...
Why was the striped bass limit cut to one fish? Why are you allowed to take 9” scup from select shore areas and 10” from a boat? And, why have we been restricted to one black sea bass all...
Greg Vespe of Tiverton is an avid fisherman with a particular knack for catching striped bass. He is also a noted lecturer and often works with Capt. BJ Silvia of Flippin Out Fishing Charters. Here is his account (I...
Fishing from shore is still producing for anglers in the Bay and off coastal shores. Steve McKenna noted local striped bass shore angler said, “Fishing has been pretty productive both in June and in July so far compared to recent...
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has scheduled an Atlantic menhaden ecosystem management workshop for August 31 through September 1. This is an important step toward taking into full consideration the role and impact Atlantic menhaden have as...
During the past several months there have been a number of key proposed policy changes that if approved could greatly impact our fisheries. Some say the proposed changes will weaken regulations having a long term negative impact on fisheries,...
“This is the first fish I ever caught,” “I’ve never been on a boat before,” “I caught four fish so far,” “Thanks for taking us fishing.” These were some to the comments that 150 children between the ages of...
Have you always wanted to learn how to dig for clams and what type of equipment is needed? Now's your chance. The program is sponsored by the University of Rhode Island's Sea Grant and features commercial shell fisherman Jody...
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