Fishing Report
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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
We have a new, more conservative striped bass regulation this year because the striped bass stock is in trouble.  The 2020 regulation is one fish/person/day in the slot limit of 28” to … more
NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional office announced changes to cod and haddock recreational regulations last Friday. First, the 2019 Gulf of Maine cod and haddock recreational regulations have … more
It’s not even mid-summer and the weather has been hot. The water in parts of Narragansett Bay was 74 degrees this weekend, even hotter in low water coves and sanctuaries. When water gets this … more
The Secretary of Commerce agreed with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) ruling to leave move Atlantic menhaden in the water in the Chesapeake Bay. Fish conservationists have … more
Connecticut and Massachusetts made some decisions relating to fishing and Covid-19 last week to preserve fishing yet keep their state and the fishing community safe. Many feel that fishing (fresh or … more
Striped bass fishing is down. Striper fishermen, fishing guides and charter captains will tell you that for the past three to four years the amount of fish caught each year has been less and less. … more
The New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils launched a new webpage that's designed to serve as a repository for information relevant to offshore wind development activities in the … more
What’s better than a program that raising funds for needed fishery research while providing fishermen with the opportunity to catch more fish? The National Marine Fisheries Service’s … more
On Monday, January 6 the Marine Fisheries Division of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) held a workshop to discuss items that will appear on the Feb. 10 public hearing … more
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