• ASMFC Menhaden Management Board Misses Historic Opportunity

    Nov 14, 2017 | Posted in: Advocacy, Forage, Menhaden

    Management body caves with vote to maintain failed management of menhaden  Presented with the historic opportunity to put in place much-needed protections for menhaden that recognize their ecological role, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Menhaden Management Board blinked, and instead opted for status quo management. In the months leading up to the vote, public […]

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  • An Anglers Guide to Amendment 3 for Atlantic Menhaden Management

    Sep 5, 2017 | Posted in: Advocacy, Forage, Menhaden

    Future of the forage base is on the line Voice your support for a change in the management of menhaden One of the first lessons anglers learn is to find the fish you must first find the bait.  A healthy forage base is critical to both the health of important gamefish such as striped bass […]

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  • Chub Mackerel Management Input Needed

    May 14, 2017 | Posted in: Advocacy, Forage

      Chub Mackerel, Scomber colias (photo credit: mafmc.org) UPDATE 5/29: Click Here to view CCA Maryland’s input on the issue. 5/15/2017 David Sikorski, CCA MD Executive Director Background: Last summer the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) passed an amendment to protect forage species from large scale harvest.  Many of the protected species are important food sources […]

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  • Forage fish need our help

    May 19, 2016 | Posted in: Forage

      Contact: David Sikorski, Chairman- Government Relations Committee, davidsikorski@www.ccamd.org We have an incredible opportunity in front of us.  Forage fish are the cornerstone of a healthy fishery.  There are many species that are currently unmanaged.  That means that either fisheries exist or could open up with no scientific data to support the removal of the […]

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