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NJ BLUES & STRIPERS ON FEB. 13 COUNCIL AGENDA

February 2, 2020 - New Jersey's Marine FIsheries Council is slated to meet on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Manahawkin where recreational striped bass measures for 2020 should ultimately be finalized. Read more »

BEAVERTAIL LIGHTHOUSE ACCESS ROAD CLOSED

January 29, 2020 - Residual damage from Superstorm Sandy along with erosion and storm surge intensified by climate change-driven sea level rise necessitate the closure at the iconic Jamestown property. Read more »

LOCAL BLUEFISH HEARINGS SCHEDULED

January 27, 2020 - ASMFC and MAFMC are holding a series of public hearings where fishermen will be able to weigh in on potential rebuilding and reallocation measures on bluefish for the future. Read more »

NEW YORK MRAC STRIPED BASS VOTE

January 27, 2020 - How about making decisions based on what is best for the fishery in the long run so that all stakeholders can benefit?

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NJ BILL EXEMPTS DISABLED VETS FROM BUGGY FEES

January 13, 2020 - Members of New Jersey's 9th legislative district see positive traction in Trenton on their legislation that would exempt disable Veterans from having to pay beach buggy fees. Read more »

STRIPED BASS ENFORCEMENT PROPOSAL AND BONUS TAG SUSPENSION

January 13, 2020 - Connecticut has indefinitely suspended its Bonus Striped Bass Program and a proposal has been made to change how violations are issued for striped bass poaching. Read more »

$21 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR LI SOUND

January 7, 2020 - More than 23 million people live within 50 miles of Long Island Sound, a source of beauty, recreation, commerce and home to more than 120 species of fish. Read more »

THE 2020 HARTFORD BOAT SHOW

December 30, 2019 - The Hartford Boat Show docks at Mohegan Sun for the second year in a row. Read more »

NEW YORK SURF FISHING CONTEST FINAL RESULTS

December 29, 2019 - Finding point fish required putting in lots of time in a season dominated by school stripers and a shortage of bluefish.

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COMMERCE DEPT. FINDS OMEGA OUT OF COMPLIANCE

December 26, 2019 - The final decision from U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross finds Virginia official out of compliance on menhaden fishery in the Chesapeake Bay, forcing Omega to take action before June moratorium. Read more »

MAFMC AND ASMFC SET NEW BLUEFISH REGULATIONS

December 22, 2019 - Ideally, these decisions result in what is best for the fishery, which in the long run benefits all user groups. Read more »

BLUEFISH MANAGEMENT CHANGES APPROVED

December 17, 2019 - The MAFMC and ASMFC recommend recreational bluefish management measures for 2020. Read more »