Maryland DNR Report to ASMFC on Circle Hook Provision from 2018

January 30, 2019
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You can find Maryland DNR’s report to the ASMFC on the effectiveness of the circle hook regulations by clicking here The document also contains a letter from the American Sportfishing Association regarding the proposal to open the section of the EEZ called the Block Island Transit zone to harvest of SB. The document also includes … Read more

Time for ASMFC to Stand Firm for Menhaden

February 2, 2018
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By: David Sikorski, Executive Director As any good angler knows, Atlantic menhaden are anything but a pisciverous predator.  Rather they are the foundation of the regional food web, and an abundant source of protein for many important gamefish like striped bass, bluefish, king mackerel and even some tuna species. To date, they have been managed … Read more

ASMFC Menhaden Management Board Misses Historic Opportunity

November 14, 2017
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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 … Read more

An Anglers Guide to Amendment 3 for Atlantic Menhaden Management

September 5, 2017
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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 … Read more

Menhaden Management Finally Begins

March 25, 2011
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News Release Coastal Conservation Association 6919 Portwest, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77024 Email: Website: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2011 CONTACT: Ted Venker, 1-800-201-FISH   Menhaden Management Finally Begins ASMFC takes first steps to rebuild menhaden forage base   ALEXANDRIA, VA – For the first time ever, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission … Read more