Striped Bass Need Menhaden Now More Than Ever

Originally posted on Marine Fish Conservation Network   For decades, numerous coastal communities in the Chesapeake Bay were alive and vibrant. Charter captains and recreational anglers would leave from ports like Solomon’s Island, Point Lookout, Breezy Point, and Tilghman Island in Maryland every day in search of a variety of sport fish. Each port had …

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Time for Recreational Anglers to Advocate for Conservation

For many years, it was my job to figure out what anglers cared about and represent their concerns to various decision makers. We used internet polls, face to face meetings, and questionnaires to see what really mattered to recreational anglers in Maryland. In 2012, the main areas of concern for Chesapeake Bay fishermen were striped …

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  After many years of conservation work, it has become clear that we must do more to protect our marine resources.  The intent of this blog is to be a resource for education and outreach.  Saltwater anglers need to understand the issues we face in order to preserve their rich history.  It is hard to …

Innovation & Technology Just Might Help In Managing Red Snapper For All…If Cooler Heads Prevail

Red snapper photo courtesy of Charles Witek The state of Louisiana is embracing innovation and technology as a way to improve red snapper management. On Thursday May 25, Louisiana Department of Fish and Wildlife (LDFW) released a press statement detailing a pilot program for red snapper management in the recreational sector. This test program, in …