If Fish Could Talk

If Fish Could Talk

Photo: David Appolonia of South Kingstown, Rhode Island with a school bluefin tuna It’s 2017 and the fish are on the run. They’re actually under attack. They have always been running from other fish that seek them out as prey and mankind that catches them to eat. This is only natural. However, today the fish […]

Budgets for Climate Change Studies and NOAA Under Attack

Budgets for Climate Change Studies and NOAA Under Attack

Defunding Programs Could Harm Fisheries and Fishing Communities Last week many in the fishing community were talking about President Trump’s budget and its impact on climate change, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the fish. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), more than 40 species have been rebuilt. […]

I Kid You Not, Cod Fishing is Hot

I Kid You Not, Cod Fishing is Hot

Photo: Steve Brustein and Capt. Dave Monti with cod caught at the East Fishing Grounds three miles east of Block Island on No Fluke Charters. Cod fishing is good off the Rhode Island coast. Contraire to what is being experienced in the Gulf of Maine, cod fishing for recreational anglers off Rhode Island has been […]

Summer Flounder Testing Our Resolve?

Summer Flounder Testing Our Resolve?

Summer flounder (like these caught on the author’s charter boat) have had a declining spawning biomass for six years. New regulation options aim to reduce harvest limits, putting fish first to rebuild the fishery. It’s post-inauguration and the dust hasn’t settled. In fact, nothing is settled. It’s more like a whirlwind. My greatest fear is […]

Not Seven, But Thirteen Fish?

Not Seven, But Thirteen Fish?

Celebrate a Christmas Tradition with These Two Tasty Recipes Top photo: Jim Stevens and Kevin Fetzer took these cod home for the holiday last December when fishing east of Block Island with Capt. Monti. The reason for “seven fish” on Christmas Eve dates back to the religious tradition in Italy of abstaining from eating meat […]