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Fishonw/Ron 7/06
Written by Fishonw/Ron   
Monday, 16 July 2007 15:17

Despite strong winds Prowler 5 faired well on the fluke bite with 100 keepers aboard. The evening 3:30 trip, Capt. Scott was at the helm and it was blowing 25 to 30 out of the south. They had to fish a local bluefish spot because of the rough seas and that strong south wind. Captain Scott stayed on one spot all night with double anchors and boated 50 bluefish plus one 25 lb. striped bass which took tonight's pool Marcos Valdeci of Mecranicsville, VA. Thanks. Capt. Scott.

Immediacy ? The Importance of Our Message Boards
Written by Rod Houck   
Friday, 11 May 2007 03:48

Immediacy – The Importance of Our Message Boards

Immediacy! The Internet has given fisherman an opportunity to share data, info and stories in real-time that the print or video media could not and will never deliver. We all probably like to sit down and read the Sports section or a fishing magazine to try to get an edge. The problem is that data cannot be verified and is "old." Time is of the essence when you are trying to hit a moving target. Click read more for full article


ASMFC Weakfish Board Solicits Public Comment on Draft Addendum III to the Weakfish Plan
Written by Rod Houck   
Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:34

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The Commission's Weakfish Management Board has approved sending forward for public comment Draft Addendum III to Amendment 4 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Weakfish. The Draft Addendum seeks to resolve an inconsistency in bycatch reduction device (BRD) requirements between the Commission's Amendment 4 and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Shrimp Amendment 6

Throughout its history, the weakfish management program has included management measures to reduce the bycatch mortality of weakfish in Southeast shrimp trawl fisheries. These requirements have been implemented to aid in the protection of weakfish stocks and complement bycatch reduction requirements as specified in the South Atlantic Fishery (Click the Title to read more)

ASMFC Weakfish Board Approves Addendum II
Written by Rod Houck   
Friday, 02 February 2007 08:24


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The Commission's Weakfish Management Board approved Addendum II to Amendment 4 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Weakfish. Under the Addendum, the states of Massachusetts through North Carolina will be required to implement a six fish creel limit at their current size limit for the recreational fishery.  South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, because of their insignificant weakfish landings, will maintain their current creel and size limits. The Addendum establishes a coastwide commercial landings limit of approximately 3.7 million pounds (based on the average landings for 2000-2004). The Addendum also reduces the allowable bycatch limit from 300 pounds to 150 pounds per day or trip.

The Board's action was taken in response to a significant decline in stock abundance and increasing total mortality since 1999. As a result of the stock's overfished status, the Board is required under Amendment 4 to adjust the management program to help rebuild spawning stock biomass. This issue is compounded by the fact that natural mortality, rather than
fishing mortality, has been indicated as the lead cause for stock decline.  


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