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MASSACHUSETTS SETS 2017 RECREATIONAL FLUKE REGS

April 14, 2017 - Bay State anglers will have a smaller bag limit comprised of larger fish in 2017. Read more »

MAFMC VOTES 15-4 AGAINST HUDSON SANCTUARY

April 13, 2017 - While the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council votes down the Hudson Canyon sanctuary proposal 15-4, the nomination process continues through the Department of Commerce. Learn how your council rep voted! Read more »

NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS WIN ACCURATE REEL

April 13, 2017 - Congratulations to Bill Guerra of Chester, CT and Russ Gehweiler of Brick, NJ, each the winner of a new Accurate Valiant BV500N reel from The Fisherman. Read more »

KAYAK DEMO DAY

April 10, 2017 - This annual spring sale and demo weekend is the paddle sports event of the season. Read more »

KEEPING OUR BEACHES CLEAN

April 10, 2017 - Some Long Island fishing clubs and organizations do more than just fish, as evidenced by their involvement in keeping our beaches clean. Read more »

MAFMC LOOKS AT HUDSON SANCTUARY PROPOSAL

April 9, 2017 - On April 12 in Avalon, NJ, the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council could make a monumental decision impacting the future of marlin and tuna fishing at the Hudson Canyon. Read more »

RHODE ISLAND SETS TOG, SEA BASS & FLUKE REGS

April 7, 2017 - Changes are in place for recreational marine fishing regulations for black sea bass, fluke/summer flounder and tautog/blackfish in 2017. Read more »

FRESHWATER FUN THIS WEEKEND

April 3, 2017 - From Opening Day of trout in some states, to the North East Carp Conference 2017, the weekend ahead presents lots of options for freshwater anglers. Read more »

KAYAK FISHING CLASSIC ON JAMAICA BAY

April 3, 2017 - More than 400 kayak anglers will descend upon the waters of Jamaica Bay from May 18 to 21 for this premier event. Read more »

NJ APPEALS TO ASMFC WHILE NOAA WHEELS INTO NJ

April 2, 2017 - NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin meets with New Jersey’s outdoor writers to discuss the summer flounder situation, while also welcoming NOAA’s John Bullard to New Jersey with less than open arms. Read more »

ASMFC SCHEDULES CONFERENCE CALL ON FLUKE

March 30, 2017 - The ASMFC has scheduled a conference call for March 30 at 12:30 p.m. to discuss proposed fluke regulations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read more »

NJ FILES FORMAL ASMFC APPEAL ON FLUKE

March 28, 2017 - “This is not sound fishery management,” said NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin after filing a formal appeal with the ASFMC to reconsider their February vote to curb fluke harvest by 34 percent. Read more »

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