Teaching the Joy of Fishing

Teaching the Joy of Fishing

Photo: Janet Coit, DEM Director; Steve Medeiros, RISAA president/camp director; and camp participants held a cast-off to open the third annual RISAA Youth Fishing Camp. This summer was a big success for Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA) youth programs, such as Take-a-Kid Fishing Day, which exposes youth to fishing for the first time, Youth […]

Can Offshore Wind and Fishing Coexist?

Can Offshore Wind and Fishing Coexist?

Steve Brustein of West Warwick and Kevin Fetzer of East Greenwich with summer flounder (fluke) and black sea bass they caught when fishing the Block Island Wind Farm area. This is an update on offshore wind farms in the northeast and what some in the fishing community are saying about the relationship between fishing and […]

Summit Innovations Can Be Done Under Present MSA

Summit Innovations Can Be Done Under Present MSA

Photo: Secretary Wilbur Ross, Department of Commerce and NOAA Chief Rear Admiral, Timothy Gallaudet, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. The National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summit sponsored by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries department was held March 28 and 29 at the Westin Crystal City hotel in Arlington, VA. One […]

Recreational Anglers Say, “Keep MSA Conservation Strong”

Recreational Anglers Say, “Keep MSA Conservation Strong”

The Symposium panel included Charles Witek, Esq., author/blogger and recreational fisherman, West Babylon, NY; Russel Dunn, NOAA Fisheries, National Policy Advisor on Recreational Fisheries; Ben Bulis, President, American Fly Fishing Trade Association; John McMurray, Charter Captain, One More Cast Charters, Oceanside, NY, member of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and author; Chris Macaluso, Director, […]

Fish For The Common Good, Not For A Few

Fish For The Common Good, Not For A Few

In this nation, great laws protect us from ourselves. National laws such as Bill of Rights, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Civil Rights Act all serve the purpose of the common good and yet protect the rights of individuals. Since its inception in 1976, the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), the fishing law of this […]