The Modern Fish Act…Or The Modern OVERFISHED Act?

The Modern Fish Act…Or The Modern OVERFISHED Act?

Photo: river herring, courtesy of Patrick Paquette On April 6, 2017, Rep. Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) introduced H.R. 2023, the so-called “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act.” Rep. Graves is the same congressman who, in the last session of Congress, introduced H.R. 3094, the “Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act,” which attempted to strip the National […]

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. […]

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 […]

Because It’s All About The Bait…

Because It’s All About The Bait…

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is holding a public comment period on an important amendment to their fishery management plans, and you need to weigh in! I haven’t posted a blog in a while. Because, well, because I’ve been absolutely hammering the striped bass. In fact I’ve been booked solid, sometimes doing two trips a […]