Chef Rapp: Releasing Fish by Day, Cooking Them by Night

Chef Rapp: Releasing Fish by Day, Cooking Them by Night

Photo: Kyle Schaefer Jesse Rapp lives in the beautiful Yampa Valley of Steamboat Springs, CO. He has a unique make up: he’s 1/3 catch-and-release fly fishing guide, 1/3 fourth-generation descendant of commercial fishermen from Gloucester, and 1/3 chef and restaurant consultant at some of the finest establishments in the mountains of Colorado. Jesse’s day starts […]

To Risk Stating the Obvious, Seafood Comes from the Sea

To Risk Stating the Obvious, Seafood Comes from the Sea

Photo: Peche’s shrimp I love fishing. I also love seafood. As a recreational fisherman, I almost invariably release what I catch. Which, incidentally, belies the rhetoric of some of my fellow recreational anglers who advocate for fuzzier science, looser regulations, longer seasons, more allocation, and larger limits. “We want to catch more fish! We need […]

Like the Oceans, Global Causes are Interconnected

Like the Oceans, Global Causes are Interconnected

What does fisheries policy have to do with an indigenous nation’s campaign for federal recognition, a women-led grassroots organization’s fight to keep their bodies free from a dangerous isotope called tritium, the battle over water privatization taking place in Nigeria (and globally), and Puerto Rico’s struggle to rebuild after Hurricane Maria? Everything, as it turns […]

Tightlined Slam For Conservation

Tightlined Slam For Conservation

Western Long Island Sound fishing Tournament Raises Money for Marine Conservation Top photo by John McMurray The first Tightlined Slam tournament will be occurring September 28-30 at Wilson Cove Marina in Norwalk, CT. This is a catch-and-release only tournament, with the proceeds going to the Marine Fish Conservation Network. A captains’ meeting will be held […]

Thank God For Bluefish…

Thank God For Bluefish…

Why We Should Be Focusing On Fish In The Water, Rather Than Extraction While it’s probably not great for business for me to admit it, I’ve gotta be honest, on the striped bass front, it’s been tough going this spring. Lots of small fish around, but those 30-plus inch fish, (I’m talking specifically about the […]

Alaskans Understand that Science-Based Fisheries Management is Just Common Sense

Alaskans Understand that Science-Based Fisheries Management is Just Common Sense

Noah Sunflower at the Bristol Bay Fish Expo gathering signatures for a Magnuson-Stevens Act sign-on letter, including one from former Senator Mark Begich. Last Friday at 6:00 a.m. I set up a folding table and covered it in stickers, flyers, and smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels because it was “Anchorage Bike to Work Day.” […]