Coastal Community Life

Coastal Community Life

A few weeks ago, an EF 2 tornado ripped through a quiet little town on a small island in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay. The tornado pushed ashore in the middle of the night with a fury. There was no time for warnings. The tight-knit community that bore the brunt of the damage […]

When Fisheries Managers Fail

When Fisheries Managers Fail

Photo: Atlantic Cod, by Joachim S. Mueller It’s the middle of summer. Forty years ago, I would have been fishing for cod southeast of Rhode Island. That might catch some people by surprise, because they think of cod as a cold-water species that only appears off New York and southern New England during the dead […]

‘Fishing Builds a Lifetime of Memories’

‘Fishing Builds a Lifetime of Memories’

Youth fishing camp participants caught on quickly. By day three, they were casting from shore like pros. “Catching fish is a blast… I caught eight fish today and four yesterday,” said Aiden Plante, a 10-year-old who attended the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association’s (RISAA) Youth Fishing Camp last month. Aiden was one of fifty children […]

Summertime NOT in the City

Summertime NOT in the City

Heading to the coast for fishing and fresh seafood When the first heat waves in Oregon besiege the cities, it’s time to exit the Willamette Valley and head to the coast, where the ocean breeze is sure to satisfy, and not just in soothing temperatures. Coming off of summer solstice (June 21), the theme of […]