Fishing Report
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The fishing industry in Rhode Island collaborates with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This is the way it should be. It … more
The National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reached out to anglers at a Recreational Fishing Workshop Thursday, October 24 at the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus, … more
Anglers across the region reported limiting out on tautog this week and last. Early last week, before the storm, anglers on my boat caught fifteen nice keepers to 25 inches all in about three hours … more
Freshwater fishing has slowed only because many anglers are still targeting saltwater fish. That will likely change this week with Rhode Island stocking area ponds with trout (see above). Those that … more
Abundant fisheries is something all fisherman desire. The more fish in the water, the more for all of us to catch, eat and/or release. This year and next promise to be a big learning experience both … more
Everyone who makes a living on the water, or has a passion to recreational fish, gets spirited when it is time to talk about allocations, regulations and harvest limits. Fisheries decisions can be … more
A U. S. House or Representatives bill (H.R. 1941), the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act, which would ban oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, passed last week by a 238 … more
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has put out Addendum VI to the striped bass management plan for public comment which mandates an 18 percent reduction in harvest coast wide … more
The 49th Newport International Boat Show will be held Thursday, Friday, Saturday, September 12, 13 and 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 14, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The show takes … more
Last week the Rhode Island Department Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement announced the arrest two Rhode Island men for illegally harvesting 38 striped bass. In a news … more
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