Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "Overfishing" Tag

Striped bass stock assessment is bleak

The assessment indicates that the spawning stock was not only being overfished, but had fallen below the threshold for several years. [...]

February 12, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Overfishing menhaden is okay with Virginia

Over-reduction of menhaden always will mean fewer stripers and much smaller stripers, fewer birds of prey and less migrating top predators. [...]

January 14, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Has the striped bass stock crashed?

Early indicators do show we may be facing new management decisions on striped bass in the very near future. [...]

December 20, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Atlantic bigeye tuna is approaching collapse

After the iconic Atlantic bluefin tuna, which can go for tens of thousands of dollars per fish, the Atlantic bigeye is the next priciest tuna. [...]

November 21, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Striped Bass Management: When will we learn?

Much like pulling a thread on a sweater, it won’t take much for the striped bass management to unravel once even the smallest section of the EEZ is opened [...]

September 11, 2018 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Where have all the weakfish gone?

Today weakfish death from “other causes” far exceeds the amount that die by fishing. [...]

September 6, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Industry Shouts & Murmurs: August 3 – 9, 2018

Catch this past weeks summary of news items that affect the preservation of the outdoors, public lands, and fly fishing's latest happenings. [...]

August 10, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fool’s gold: what fish oil is doing to our health and the planet

The omega-3 industry removes fish from the water in a way that doesn’t put protein on our plates – it just puts valueless pills in our cupboards. [...]

July 30, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

China is on its way to making “the empty ocean” a reality

China’s distant water fishing fleet is 2,460 vessels (2012 and 2014). The latter figure is ten times the size of the United States’ distant water fleet. [...]

July 2, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

ASMFC’S February meeting and what it means for stripers

Maryland submitted a “conservation equivalent” proposal to reduce the size limit from 20” to 19”, along with an inline circle-hook requirement for bait fishing. [...]

February 15, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide