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Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar is Saturday

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Columns  /  No Comments

George Poveromo, all smiles after landing a 39-pound striped bass, will host the Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series Saturday at Rhode Island College. Poveromo is also the host of the NBC Sports Network television series, “George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing.”

The Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series will be held in Providence from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Roberts Hall Auditorium at Rhode Island College. George Poveromo, host of “George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing” on the NBC Sports Network, and editor-at-large for Salt Water Sportsman, will headline the program, along […]

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More to menhaden vote than meets the eye

By   /  December 21, 2012  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Atlantic menhaden serve as roving filters, converting algae into energy and thus reducing nutrient loads in bays and covers.

I spoke with Bob Ballou, assistant to the director of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM), and Rick Bellavance, president of the R.I. Party & Charter Boat Association, about the Dec. 14 Atlantic Slates Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) deliberations and votes on Amendment 2 concerning the management of Atlantic menhaden. Ballou and Bellavance, along […]

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Commission restricts Atlantic menhaden catch

By   /  December 17, 2012  /  Columns  /  No Comments

On Friday the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) voted on Draft Amendment 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic menhaden, which outlined a number of new regulations on the species. The ASMFC, comprised of representatives from 15 coastal states, took the action during a commission meeting in Baltimore, Md. “Today the Atlantic […]

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What Atlantic menhaden do best: They get eaten

By   /  December 10, 2012  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Atlantic menhaden serve as roving filters, converting algae into energy and thus reducing nutrient loads in bays and covers.

I have written about Atlantic menhaden and the role they play in our fishery in Narragansett Bay and in the ocean a number of times. Atlantic menhaden serve as roving filters, converting algae into energy and thus reducing nutrient loads in bays and covers. An adult menhaden, through its unique filtering gills, is able to […]

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Being thankful for the Atlantic menhaden

By   /  November 19, 2012  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Rhody Fly Rodders member Dave Pollack reached a milestone a few weeks ago by catching his largest bass yet on the fly: 42 inches and estimated at over 35 pounds. Rhody Fly Rodders meet every third Tuesday of the month at the Riverside Sportsmen Association in East Providence.

It’s Thanksgiving already, and we have a lot to be thankful for in Rhode Island. We were clobbered by hurricane Sandy but did not experience the loss of life and property that New York and New Jersey experienced. By no means am I belittling our losses in Westerly, Misquamicut and along our southern coastal shores. […]

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