ASMFC Releases Atlantic Menhaden Draft Addendum I for Public Comment

ASMFC Releases Atlantic Menhaden Draft Addendum I for Public Comment States Schedule Hearings for late June/early July Arlington, VA – The states of Rhode Island through Delaware have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Addendum I to Amendment 2 the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic… Continue reading

Study sheds light on trout mortality

Courtesy of Centre Daily Times by Mark Nale Study sheds light on trout mortality If you are a trout angler, at some point you likely learned that trout caught while bait fishing often die after they are released. Biological studies from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s reported variation in the… Continue reading

Regulators mull change to rules about some shark fin removal

Courtesy of CT POST – AP Regulators mull change to rules about some shark fin removal NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators are considering changes to rules that govern the removal of fins from coastal sharks by fishermen. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is set to consider an… Continue reading

Connecticut Angler Reels In Potential Rhode Island State-Record Largemouth Bass

Courtesy of Warwickonline.com by Captain Dave Monti Connecticut Angler Reels In Potential Rhode Island State-Record Largemouth Bass “This bass hit when I had about 75 percent of my cast retrieved,” said Brandon Migliore of Sterling, Connecticut (formerly of Coventry) about the record 11.2-pound largemouth bass he caught this weekend at Johnson’s… Continue reading

New rules for fishermen in growing Jonah crab business

Courtesy of CT Post – AP New rules for fishermen in growing Jonah crab business PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators say there will be a new limit on how many Jonah crabs fishermen will be allowed to harvest. East Coast fishermen’s catch of Jonah crabs has been growing in recent… Continue reading

With no sign of recovery, regulators consider new restrictions on lobstering

Courtesy of theday.com by Judy Benson With no sign of recovery, regulators consider new restrictions on lobstering Continuing declines in lobster populations in southern New England mean Long Island Sound’s remaining lobstermen soon may be facing further restrictions on their catch. “The most recent stock assessment is even gloomier than before,”… Continue reading

Research supports blaming warmer waters for lobster decline

Courtesy of CTPost by Dave Collins-AP Research supports blaming warmer waters for lobster decline HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut researchers found no pesticides in lobsters collected in Long Island Sound in late 2014, a new study has found, boosting evidence that warming water temperatures are the main culprit in a huge… Continue reading

The End of the Run

Courtesy of martha’s vineyard magazine by Tom Dunlop The End of the Run If we know what is decimating the river herring that used to stream through our waters, why can’t we save them? Each spring Buddy Vanderhoop bites the head off the first herring he catches. “It’s just traditional and it’s… Continue reading

Recreational Fishing Alliance Connecticut Charter Conducting Raffle

Recreational Fishing Alliance Connecticut Charter Conducting Raffle Truth Reels and Hatteras Jack Donate Top-Shelf Rod and Reel The Connecticut Chapter of the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA CT) is pleased to announce it will be a holding a raffle for a Small Game Truth Reel on a Century rod. Retail value… Continue reading