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  • NOAA Seeks Comment on Reallocation of Commercial/Recreational Red Snapper Harvest

    NOAA Seeks Comment on Reallocation of Commercial/Recreational Red Snapper Harvest

    NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on a draft environmental impact statement for Amendment 28 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) is considering an action to reallocate the red snapper harvest between the commercial and recreational sectors.

  • Alabama Gill Net Bill Dies in State Senate

    Alabama Gill Net Bill Dies in State Senate

    The bill to allow net fishing on the Tennessee River died in the Senate this legislative session, and the sponsor said he won't bring it back next year.

  • California Encourages Anglers to Return White Sturgeon "Report Cards"

    California Encourages Anglers to Return White Sturgeon "Report Cards"

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is working to keep the state's white sturgeon population from declining precipitously. Much of that work is estimating the number of fish harvested (kept), the harvest rate and population size.

  • 6 Reasons That Floating Ocean Plastic Cleanup Gizmo is a Horrible Idea

    6 Reasons That Floating Ocean Plastic Cleanup Gizmo is a Horrible Idea

    It's all over the internet these days: a floating boom to be set out in 2016 between Korea and Japan to collect improperly discarded plastics. The two-kilometer float, to be deployed off Tsushima Island in the Korea Strait, is a bit of a test run for much larger versions the creators hope to moor in open oceans around the world within the next five years.

  • Family Fishing Tips from Anglers for Conservation

    Family Fishing Tips from Anglers for Conservation

    Fishing on the water with family and friends is priceless. Summertime Fishing Tips For Kids and Families Schools out! Now we're in the time of year when the weather is perfect for early and late day fishing adventures. Here're a few tips for kids and families who wish to experience the fun and excitement of summertime fishing. Fishing should take place where fish congregated. Kids have a difficult time practicing delayed gratification, so they want to catch something quickly! Personally, in these situations, I would start off fishing for the easier species to find and catch.

  • Yamaha Marine Group Applauds Passage of H.R. 1335

    Yamaha Marine Group Applauds Passage of H.R. 1335

    Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization contains major provisions benefitting recreational fishing WASHINGTON-- Yamaha Marine Group, along with a coalition of organizations representing the recreational boating and fishing communities, congratulates the U.S. House of Representatives on its passage of H.R. 1335, a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary statute governing the nation's marine fisheries.

  • Alabama Bass Trail Unveils New Specialty License Plate

    Alabama Bass Trail Unveils New Specialty License Plate

    Decatur, AL – Anglers can now show their passion for Alabama fishing while supporting the state's only fishing trail. The new Alabama Bass Trail specialty license plate will be available for pre-order beginning June 1, 2015.

  • B.A.S.S. Announces Official Launch Of Bass Anglers For Saltwater Conservation

    B.A.S.S. Announces Official Launch Of Bass Anglers For Saltwater Conservation

    A new online advocacy system — Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation — provides opportunities for recreational anglers nationwide to contact their legislators about important issues concerning both fresh and saltwater angling

  • High Water, Wide Range of Choices Await BASSfest Anglers At Kentucky Lake

    High Water, Wide Range of Choices Await BASSfest Anglers At Kentucky Lake

    With half of the 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series season in the history books, the schedule now makes a major shift back to the Eastern United States for the Zippo BASSfest at Kentucky Lake presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps, June 3-7.

  • New Bass Fishing License Plate to Support Fishing

    New Bass Fishing License Plate to Support Fishing

    The New Largemouth Bass License Plate is Available Now!

  • A New Report Demonstrates that Banning Traditional Fishing Tackle in California Will Cause Significant Economic Harm

    A New Report Demonstrates that Banning Traditional Fishing Tackle in California Will Cause Significant Economic Harm

    Alexandria, VA – May 22, 2015 - A report released on Monday by the California Coastal Conservation Association and the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) demonstrates that banning traditional fishing tackle will have a negative impact on fishing participation, which generates millions of dollars for fisheries conservation in the state.

  • 2013 American Sportfishing Association Report

    2013 American Sportfishing Association Report

    2013 American Sportfishing Association Report