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American Saltwater Guides Association launches

American Saltwater Guides Association launches with a mission to promote sustainable business through marine conservation. [...]

March 21, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

The truth about the Modern Fish Act

In the end though, we dodged a real bullet. The truly bad bill, H.R. 200 didn’t move at all after it passed the House. [...]

January 24, 2019 RECENT, Slide

Aquariums… good/bad? S 1520 and the future of fishing.

Most aquariums educate visitors on conservation, environmental threats to fisheries and are in many cases conservation advocates. [...]

March 16, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Is commercial squid fishing damaging the MA striper fishery?

An aggregation of commercial, small-mesh bottom trawls off the coast of Massachusetts could be ruining a historically significant striped bass fishery. [...]

January 24, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Uncategorized

Conservation: False Albacore IS Bait

False Albacore or Albies are a species that the angling public is concerned about and want to see protected. [...]

April 7, 2016 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: More on forage fish. John McMurray’s read…

Capt. John McMurray revisits the topic of baitfish, the massive implications of their decline on our worldwide fisheries, and the need for immediate management. [...]

November 6, 2014 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: On Striped Bass and H.R. 4742

John McMurray explains why this is bigger than just striped bass, as the future of our federally managed fisheries lies in the balance. [...]

June 20, 2014 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: On the ubiquitous striped bass “Slot Limit”

It’s pretty obvious that those big fish we all seem to want to protect won’t get to be big fish if we focus mortality on the younger, smaller fish. [...]

May 1, 2014 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: One more on Magnuson

Currently, the law requires federal fishery managers to rebuild stocks in a timeframe that is as “short as possible” and not to exceed 10 yrs [...]

April 18, 2014 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: Understanding the Magnuson-Stevens Act

John McMurray breaks down the Magnuson-Stevens Act throughout its history and why it is especially relevant now. [...]

April 2, 2014 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide