Tag Archives: Menhaden

With high winds and seas, charter and party boats have had difficulty getting out fishing for cod. This catch of cod was landed by angler Frank Gionfrido and the crew of the Lady K charter boat from Snug Harbor in December.

Game-changing issues for anglers in 2012

Game-changing issues for anglers in 2012

A lot has gone on this year that has and will continue to impact our bays and ocean waters and the health of our fishery. Here are four major issues that I thought about a lot this year. Global warming Hurricane Sandy continues to create awareness about global warning, with government officials, politicians and coastal

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

More to menhaden vote than meets the eye

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