Feeling Climate Change in U.S. Waters (Part 1)

Feeling Climate Change in U.S. Waters (Part 1)

Top Photo: A warm water “blob” in 2014 forced sea lion mothers to forage further from their rookeries in the Channel Islands off Southern California. Hungry pups set out on their own, but many became stranded on area beaches. Photo and caption via NOAA Fisheries. Last year our oceans absorbed 93 percent of the heat […]

Anglers Advocate for Conservation, Enhanced Data & Climate Change Tools

Anglers Advocate for Conservation, Enhanced Data & Climate Change Tools

Capt. John McMurray of One More Cast Charters, NY testified last Wednesday before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife. Anglers, guides, charter captains and fishing industry leaders met in Washington, DC recently to push to maintain strong conservation measures in our national fishing law, the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA). Provisions such as […]

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 […]