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March 2012 Blog Posts (20)

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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SAYS NO PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED

Denies Congress' Request To Allow More Comment On Oceans Takeover

 
(03/30/2012) House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) received official notice from the Obama Administration denying the Chairman's request for a 90-day extension of the public comment period on the draft National Ocean…
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Added by jaymann on March 30, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Another reminder

NEW JERSEY SALTWATER ANGLERS REMINDED TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR FREE FISHING REGISTRY PROGRAM



(12/P35) TRENTON - With the return of the spring fishing season, the Department of Environmental Protection is reminding all saltwater anglers and owners of for-hire vessels in New Jersey to register or re-register online with the state's free saltwater fishing registry.



Last year, Governor Christie signed a bill into law that created the free New…

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Added by jaymann on March 29, 2012 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Scientists listening to Fish farts -- are you kidding? Ugly oil futures.

Seafood Fish Radio:

Many fish make identifiable sounds, and it offers potential for research and management. The most recent sound discovered fish farts!

Fish farts gives clues to where they are and what…

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Added by jaymann on March 29, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Tog and seabass update

MRFSS STRIKES BLACK SEA BASS AGAIN

RFA Disappointed With Sea Bass, But Praises News On Tog

 
(3/29/2012)  The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Tautog and Black Sea Bass, Scup and Summer Flounder boards met on Wednesday to discuss 2012 measures. While in most seasons recreational limits are determined by early March, new information resulted in…
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Added by jaymann on March 29, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

Illegal bass sales

NEWS March 28, 2012



Three judges for the 4th district appeals court, covering Maryland and Virginia and DC, upheld the conviction of Ocean Pro Industries for an illegal sale of striped bass. Judge Neimeyer, writing for the unanimous three judge opinion, said that Maryland and Virginia had sufficient interest in striped bass so as to be able to impose restitution payments on the company. 



The summary of the opinion from Judge…

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Added by jaymann on March 28, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments

March 26 -- Weekly blog

There’s Gold in Them Elvers;

Tiring of Macho Rubber Rides

 

 

TICK TALK: The tick count in any and all wooded areas remains atrocious. Be on the lookout if you even glance at woodlands or pick up a copy of “Outdoors” magazine. 

While the mild winter played into the early activity of the notorious bloodsuckers, the overall population of ticks is still a cyclical thing – and has been on the upswing in recent years.

That is proven beyond mere…

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Added by jaymann on March 27, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Off the wires Monday March 26



See http://www.examiner.com/x-2640-DC-Outdoor-Recreation-Examiner for Angler Registry story. 

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SEAFOOD.COM NEWS [Bangor Daily News] by Bill Trotter - March 26, 2012

It may have to go up quite a ways more before it compares to gold or saffron, but the price of elvers sure has come a long way in the past two years.

According to…

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Added by jaymann on March 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Ancient sustainability

Copyrght 2012 Seafoodnews.com



In the search for sustainability of the ocean's fisheries, solutions can be found in a surprising place: the ancient past.



In a study published on March 23 in the journal Fish and Fisheries, a team of marine scientists reconstructed fisheries yields over seven centuries of human habitation in Hawaii and the Florida Keys, the largest coral reef ecosystems in the United States, and evaluated the management…

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Added by jaymann on March 23, 2012 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments

Striped bass news -- and other stuff

March 22, 2012

Commercial fishermen from Cape Cod and chefs from Boston are united in their support of yesterday's decision by the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture to not move forward with a proposal to ban the harvest and sale of striped bass in Massachusetts.

With yesterday's announcement, the committee is effectively taking the bills off the table for any kind of legislative action this year.

Representative Sarah Peake…

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Added by jaymann on March 22, 2012 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Weekly blog March 21

 

 

BILLBOARD DAYS: I have to admit I like the new digital billboard on Rte. 72 in Stafford. The wonderfully colorful ultra high-def sign changes ads every 30 seconds or so. I like to just sit there and watch it file through the different messages -- until the cops come along and angrily tell me I can’t stop in the fast lane just to watch the sign change.

Unbeknownst to all but a fading few of us, that exact location has played the screen role for a long, long time.…

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Added by jaymann on March 22, 2012 at 1:35pm — No Comments

March update

REFORM MAGNUSON NOW -

THE NATIONAL RALLY FOR FISHERMEN'S RIGHTS

March 21, 2012 at noon.

The fishermen's rally in Washington DC has been set for two months - it's been two years since the last one, over two decades in the making, yet this historic second rally for fishermen's rights is now just one day away.

As stated in a recent blast to members, Bob Healey, Jr. of the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) writes "on Wednesday, March 21st at noon,…

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Added by jaymann on March 20, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Weekly blog March 14

STORAGE HOARDS: Out of fear of being featured on the next heart-wrenching (snicker) episode of “Hoarders,” I broke down and rented a storage unit – though I still rpoot for the hoarders on “Hoarders” to win now and again.

By the by: Notice how you don’t see a “Hoarders” episode where officious self-righteous people aggressively burst into the filled-to-the-gills home of a guns and explosives hoarder.

Unseen segment: “Barry, we’re all here to force you out of this obsessive…

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Added by jaymann on March 16, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Little fish attacks

Increasing pressure to harvest small fish worries scientists

Ocean scientists worry that pressure to harvest small schooling fish such as herring, smelt and sardines could have serious consequences for other sea life.

By Craig Welch

Seattle Times environment reporter



BRANDON COLE / WWW.BRANDONCOLE.COM

A sea lion takes aim at a school of sardines and mackerel off the coast of Baja, Mexico. "There are growing…

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Added by jaymann on March 16, 2012 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Hutch update

Hi,

            This is not an actual fishing report from the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association, but more of a current status report. I thought you might find it interesting and useful. My actual reportsw will start in another month. It is pasted below and also attached as a file. If you have any questions, my cell phone…

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Added by jaymann on March 12, 2012 at 11:52pm — No Comments

tog update

Error Found in 2011 Tautog Stock Assessment Update Leads to Decrease in Required Reductions 

Board to Discuss Next Steps Via Conference Call




Arlington, VA – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Tautog Stock Assessment Subcommittee has…
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Added by jaymann on March 9, 2012 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Update reef compromise bill

Pots Off the Reefs Compromise Bill
Passes Assembly Committee

Jay,

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Added by jaymann on March 9, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

March 7 weekly blog

Please Check My Box;

Night Driving Avoidance

 

 

 

As frequenters of this column know, I’m perpetually in search of some magical spontaneousish income source, one that would finally offer me such luxurious fiscal freedom that I could wander into the forest for unfettered stays – occasioning out after dark to leap out of the shrubbery at vehicles zipping down pitch black sections of roadway between Chatsworth and New Gretna.

“Oh my god, Norm! Was that…

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Added by jaymann on March 6, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments

BBB release -- bizarre beyond belief

[The Boston Globe] by Jenna Abelson - March 05, 2012



Pat Judge, an avid sport fisherman, has been walking around with a $500 check in his pocket for a week, trying to decide whether to cash it.
That’s because the money comes with a catch: Judge must agree to turn in his $10 recreational saltwater fishing license for the year.
In an unusual experiment being conducted only in Massachusetts, the federal government is surveying anglers to…
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Added by jaymann on March 5, 2012 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Just what I've been saying all along -- news release

An IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) study published in the journal Science suggests major rethinking of fisheries management that could increase food security and minimize the negative impacts of fishing on the environment.



The new approach, put forward by a group of fisheries and conservation scientists of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), introduces a fundamental change to the way fisheries have been managed so…

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Added by jaymann on March 5, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments

News release

[State House News Service] By Colleen Quinn - March 1, 2012 - 



Commercial fishermen pleaded with lawmakers Tuesday at the State House in Boston not to interfere with striped bass catch limits, saying it is not the state Legislature's place to manage fisheries.



But others who run recreational fishing charter boats argued if state lawmakers do nothing, striped bass stocks will continue to dwindle and tourists who come to Massachusetts to fish…

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Added by jaymann on March 1, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

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