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LET 'EM SAIL, BEFORE THEY SINK

May 11, 2020 - Days before the black sea bass season opener and two weeks until the Memorial Day Weekend start of New Jersey's fluke fishery, some local business owners are beginning to wonder about the state's big box mentality of picking winners and losers. Read more »

COVID-19 CASH FOR COASTAL FISHERMEN

May 8, 2020 - The final state-by-state allotment of $300 million in CARES Act funding for fishing communities has been announced, with state marine fisheries agencies and the commissions tasked with working with their fishermen. Read more »

CAPE COD CANAL PARKING UPDATE

May 4, 2020 - With striped bass returning to the region, and some good tides on the horizon, we all need to work together to keep access to the Canal open. Read more »

NYSF SEEKING ESSENTIAL STATUS FOR FOR-HIRES

May 4, 2020 - The NYSF is on behalf of all for-hire businesses, asking Governor Cuomo to consider essential status for the industry.

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RHODE ISLAND EASES RECREATION RESTRICTIONS

May 4, 2020 - In a positive move for outdoor enthusiasts in Rhode Island, the Governor has lifted restrictions on fishing and begun the first phase of reopening state parks. Read more »

NJ’S STATE & FEDERAL APPEAL FOR FISH FUNDS

May 1, 2020 - NJ Governor Phil Murphy and the state's entire congressional delegation appeal to the Commerce Department and federal Office of Management and Budget for $300 million in fisheries assistance available through the CARES Act. Read more »

NOAA FISHERIES UPS THE BAG ON 2020 BLUEFIN

May 1, 2020 - NOAA Fisheries has officially adjusted the 2020 Atlantic bluefin tuna daily retention limits for recreational fishermen as of Saturday, May 2 Read more »

REQUEST TO REOPEN FOR-HIRE FISHING IN THE BAY STATE

May 1, 2020 - The Recreational Fishing Alliance and several For-Hire associations filed a letter requesting the recent fishing suspension be lifted in Massachusetts. Read more »

A UNIFIED PUSH TO SUPPORT FOR-HIRE FISHING

April 29, 2020 - The Recreational Fishing Alliance and United Boatmen of New Jersey make a strong pitch to reopen the still shuttered party and charter boats in the coastal region. Read more »

MASSACHUSETTS SUSPENDS FOR-HIRE FISHING

April 28, 2020 - In a Memorandum dated April 27, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker announced the suspension of for-hire boating in the state. Read more »

ENTER FLUKE, BLUES, SCUP AND WEAKS

April 27, 2020 - The first weekend of May brings with it the promise that bluefish, weakfish and porgies will be worth targeting, with fluke added to the menu beginning with Monday’s May 4th season opener.

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NEW STRIPED BASS REGULATIONS IN EFFECT

April 27, 2020 - With striped bass action heating up across Southern New England, anglers are reminded that there are new regulations for harvest in effect. Read more »