Thursday, July 2, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Carole Prisco of Warwick with the fluke she landed at Warwick Light last week.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Mike Wade (owner of Watch Hill Outfitters, Westerly) weighs in Braeden Giller’s 7 pound, 8 once summer flounder (fluke) he caught off Misquamicut State Beach this week.
To catch live menhaden to use as bait, anglers cast a net for them or snag them with a weighted treble hook. They are generally brought back to the boat and a hook is put through the bridge of the nose or back and then the fish is put back into a school of live menhaden.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Saltwater fly fishing flourishing in Little Rhody
Rhode Island has played a huge role in the development of saltwater fly fishing. Our miles of coastline are perfectly suited to cast a fly and an abundance of sport fish such as striped bass and bluefish in the spring and bonito and false albacore in the fall made us the perfect place for saltwater fly fishing to flourish.
Several key provisions of the bill include a provision that reforms the current 10 year stock rebuilding timeline to allow for more flexibility, as well as language that aims to make the management process more transparent by requiring the live broadcast of fishery management council meetings as well as making other materials publicly available.
The bill also included an amendment authored by Massachusetts Congressmen Keating, Lynch, and Moulton that would redirect the money in NOAA's Asset Forfeiture Fund to pay for fisheries research, at-sea and shore side monitoring costs, and other priorities to "rebuild or maintain sustainable fisheries, ensure healthy ecosystems, and maintain fishing communities."
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
According to Save Our Seafood (a seafood industry advocacy group comprised of commercial fish processors, fish brokers and boat owners), the support letter was sent last week to the House Natural Resources Committee Chair. In a press release this week, Save Our Seafood said, “supporters of H.R. 1335 believe the bill will strike the appropriate ‘balance’ between addressing the ecological needs of fish stocks, the conservation goals of management, and the economic needs of fishing communities that are not being met by the current Act's rigid stock rebuilding requirements.”