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Turning the Tide on Trash

Meet Stanley the Striped Bass. This sculpture was made entirely from discarded plastic found along waterways and coastlines. DEC partnered with NOAA’s Marine Debris Program to raise awareness on the impacts of plastic pollution. The U.S. […]

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New Tools to Combat Lionfish in Florida

There is news on the Lionfish removal front. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) awarded $250,000 to five organizations in early 2018 to research and develop innovative methods to remove lionfish from deep […]

Inshore

Striped Bass Reproduction Improving

This year’s heavy rainfall did not seem to hurt spawning striped bass, as scientists in both Maryland and Virginia reported that reproduction for the prized fish was bit above average. The reproduction success of striped […]

Billfish Conservation Act Implemented
Offshore

Billfish Conservation Act Implemented

Recreational fishing organizations and conservationists are applauding NOAA Fisheries Administrator Chris Oliver and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross for implementing the Billfish Conservation Act, signed by President Trump. NOAA Fisheries recently published a Billfish […]

Inshore

Technology used to research and monitor red tide

Scientists at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute provided updates, demonstrated technology used to research and monitor naturally-occurring red tide, and highlighted the innovative public-private partnerships that support […]

Offshore

Spanish Sardine Swimbait

It’s difficult to imagine a more prolific or important saltwater baitfish than the sardine; specifically, the slender, silvery-sided Spanish sardine (Sardinella aurita). Found everywhere from the Pacific to the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea, no […]

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California Modernizes Swordfish Fishery

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill, SB1017, to end commercial drift gillnet fishing and encourage a transition to innovative, more sustainable fishing gear. His action aligns the California swordfish fishery with modern goals for […]

The LIVETARGET Croaker Swimbait
Inshore

The LIVETARGET Croaker Swimbait

The croaker is one of the most abundant fishes in the coastal waters of North America. Owing its name to the loud “croaking” sound it produces by contracting muscles attached to its air bladder, small […]

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Historical Maps Accurately Identify Fish Habitat

  NOAA Fisheries scientists used modern acoustic technology to successfully verify the accuracy of old (1924-2003) maps of the Alaska sea floor and validate their use in managing sustainable fisheries.  Data from spring and summer […]

Hydro Minnow LC Was Debuted At ICAST
Inshore

Hydro Minnow LC Was Debuted At ICAST

This new minnow style bait has been designed to cast long distances and perform well even under the harshest of conditions. The Hydro Minnow LC will be available in two different sizes: 6” and 6-3/4” […]

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EFTTA backs court action against EU over bass

Angling International Reports: The European Anglers Alliance (EAA) – supported by EFTTA – has filed a court action against the European Union over its restrictions on bass fishing. EFTTA is sharing the court costs with […]

Shark Fishing

Giant thresher shark

A Maryland angler’s epic battle with a giant thresher shark could be one for the record books, but regardless it was a day on the water Nick Skidmore will never forget. “The fight took 2 […]

Inshore

Menhaden Fight Brewing In The Bay

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission warned Virginia in May that the state could soon face action for failing to adopt new menhaden harvest limits established late last year — a process that could lead […]

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Healthy
Inshore

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Healthy

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today released the results of the 2018 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, which shows that the population of blue crabs remains healthy and sustainable. While this year’s cold weather and ice […]

Inshore

Stripers Forever Release A Breeder Program

Stripers Forever announces the official start of the 5th season of our Release A Breeder Program.   Actively supported by progressive, fishing industry conservation partners Cheeky Fishing, Wingo Belts, Thomas and Thomas fly rods, and new […]

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High-Performance Marine Radar

  FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today the Raymarine Magnum™ high-performance open array radar featuring superior bird mode and beam sharpening technology. Including many of the same radar technologies trusted by the United States Coast Guard, […]

Offshore

Tackle for Targeting Tremendous Tuna

  Professional angler and television personality Henry Waszczuk knows a thing or two about chasing the denizens of the briny deep. As host of Fishing the Flats & More, Waszczuk patrols the warm waters of […]

Offshore

Basking Sharks Gather

Groups of basking sharks ranging from as few as 30 to nearly 1,400 individual animals have been observed aggregating in waters from Nova Scotia to Long Island. While individual sightings are fairly common, seeing large […]

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FISHING FOR GIANTS

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL(TM) HOOKS SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST NOTORIOUS FISH IN NEW SERIES. THREE-PART SERIES PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 AT 8 PM ET/PT From the rough waters of the Nile River to the seas surrounding […]