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Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of May 11th: boating safety, quahog week in RI, and a rare sighting of a foot...
05/11/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | May 11, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of May 11th: boating safety, quahog week in RI, and a rare sighting of a football fish!

Boating Safety, Quahog Week in RI, and a Rare Sighting of a Football Fish! News Updates for The Week of May 11, 2021 Boating Safety, Quahog Week in RI, and a Rare Sighting of a Football Fish! View as

ASMFC's Atlantic Striped Bass Board identified 4 issues for inclusion in Draft Amendment 7: recreational release mortali...
05/07/2021

ASMFC's Atlantic Striped Bass Board identified 4 issues for inclusion in Draft Amendment 7: recreational release mortality, conservation equivalency, management triggers, and measures to protect the 2015 year class. These issues were identified during the public comment period as critically important to help rebuild the stock and update the management program. In its deliberations, the Board emphasized the need to take focused and meaningful actions to address the declining stock and allow for the expedient development and implementation of the amendment. Go here for more details -http://www.asmfc.org/uploads/file/60957a49pr10StripedBassAm7Development_final.pdf

ASMFC's Atlantic Striped Bass Board identified 4 issues for inclusion in Draft Amendment 7: recreational release mortality, conservation equivalency, management triggers, and measures to protect the 2015 year class. These issues were identified during the public comment period as critically important to help rebuild the stock and update the management program. In its deliberations, the Board emphasized the need to take focused and meaningful actions to address the declining stock and allow for the expedient development and implementation of the amendment. Go here for more details -http://www.asmfc.org/uploads/file/60957a49pr10StripedBassAm7Development_final.pdf

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of May 4th: SC beaches survey, new leadership in NC, and a NOAA podcast on el...
05/04/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | May 4, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of May 4th: SC beaches survey, new leadership in NC, and a NOAA podcast on electronic monitoring!

SC Beaches Survey, New Leadership in NC, and a NOAA Podcast on Electronic Monitoring! News Updates for The Week of May 4, 2021 SC Beaches Survey, New Leadership in NC, and a NOAA Podcast on Electronic

Check out this cool info graphic about amphipods or bees of the sea.
05/03/2021

Check out this cool info graphic about amphipods or bees of the sea.

Meet “The bees of the Sea”, also known as #Amphipods, our second infographic in the English language. The name means "feet on both sides" and, as a curious note, you can find them in the deepest place on earth: The Mariana Trench.

Their nickname "Bees of the Sea" is awarded to them because they pollinate the seagrass flowers.

Check this infographic on our website https://www.bdmy.org.mx/infographics

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of April 27th: the states celebrate earth day, fly fishing course for women i...
04/27/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | April 27, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of April 27th: the states celebrate earth day, fly fishing course for women in NH, and the unlikely success of fish sticks! Read the newsletter here:

The States Celebrate Earth Day, Fly Fishing Course for Women in NH, and the Unlikely Success of Fish Sticks! News Updates for The Week of April 27, 2021 The States Celebrate Earth Day, Fly Fishing Cou

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of  April 20th: plastic bag benches, menhaden mortalities, and underwater mus...
04/21/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | April 20, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of April 20th: plastic bag benches, menhaden mortalities, and underwater museums! Read the newsletter here:

Plastic Bag Benches, Menhaden Mortalities, and Underwater Museums! News Updates for The Week of April 20, 2021 Plastic Bag Benches, Menhaden Mortalities, and Underwater Museums! View as Webpage Upcom

Happy Friday! Roy Miller, Delaware’s Governor Appointee to ASMFC, had an impressive haul of ASMFC-managed species on his...
04/16/2021

Happy Friday! Roy Miller, Delaware’s Governor Appointee to ASMFC, had an impressive haul of ASMFC-managed species on his fly rod in the upper Nanticoke River this week. Roy’s catch included American shad, hickory shad, blueback herring, and striped bass. All were released. Roy has been a part of the ASMFC process for over four decades and is well-respected among his fellow Commissioners and stakeholders alike.

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of April 6th: manatees on the move, honoring the crustacean queen, and fact-c...
04/07/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | April 6, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of April 6th: manatees on the move, honoring the crustacean queen, and fact-checking Seaspiracy! Read the newsletter here:

Manatees on the Move, Honoring the Crustacean Queen, and Fact-Checking Seaspiracy! News Updates for The Week of April 6, 2021 Manatees on the Move, Honoring the Crustacean Queen, and Fact-Checking Sea

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of March 30th: sturgeon research, marsh madness, and new environmental reads ...
03/31/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | March 30, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of March 30th: sturgeon research, marsh madness, and new environmental reads for spring! Read the newsletter here:

Sturgeon Research, Marsh Madness, and New Environmental Reads for the Spring! News Updates for The Week of March 30, 2021 Sturgeon Research, Marsh Madness, and New Environmental Reads for the Spring!

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | March 22, 2021
03/23/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | March 22, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | March 22, 2021

How to Co-Exist With Alligators, New Grant Opportunities, and Preserving the Irish Coastal Vocabulary. News Updates for The Week of March 22, 2021 How to Co-Exist With Alligators, New Grant Opportunit

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | March 15, 2021
03/15/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | March 15, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | March 15, 2021

ASMFC Annual Report, Invasive Zebra Mussels in Moss Balls, and Charleston Sea Beans! News Updates for The Week of March 15, 2021 ASMFC Annual Report, Invasive Zebra Mussels in Moss Balls, and Charlest

To all the amazing women who serve on the Commission's staff and on our management boards, technical committees, stock a...
03/08/2021

To all the amazing women who serve on the Commission's staff and on our management boards, technical committees, stock assessment subcommittees, and advisory panels Happy International Women's Day!

To all the amazing women who serve on the Commission's staff and on our management boards, technical committees, stock assessment subcommittees, and advisory panels Happy International Women's Day!

ASMFC's Sciaenid Management Board will meet via webinar on March 18, 2021 from 1 – 3 PM to consider approval of state im...
03/08/2021

ASMFC's Sciaenid Management Board will meet via webinar on March 18, 2021 from 1 – 3 PM to consider approval of state implementation plans to reduce recreational and commercial harvest of Atlantic croaker and spot in response to declining trends in abundance and harvest. Go here -http://www.asmfc.org/uploads/file/603fca1bpr07SciaenidBoardMtgAnnouncement.pdf -- for more details. Photo (c) NC Division of Parks & Recreation.

ASMFC's Sciaenid Management Board will meet via webinar on March 18, 2021 from 1 – 3 PM to consider approval of state implementation plans to reduce recreational and commercial harvest of Atlantic croaker and spot in response to declining trends in abundance and harvest. Go here -http://www.asmfc.org/uploads/file/603fca1bpr07SciaenidBoardMtgAnnouncement.pdf -- for more details. Photo (c) NC Division of Parks & Recreation.

ASMFC's Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board will meet via webinar on March 16, 2021 from 1 – 3 PM. The Board will con...
03/04/2021

ASMFC's Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board will meet via webinar on March 16, 2021 from 1 – 3 PM. The Board will consider recommendations from the Circle Hook Ad Hoc Committee regarding a definition of bait and method of fishing that would require the use of circle hooks, as well as consider how to handle incidental catch. Go here -http://www.asmfc.org/uploads/file/603ed4depr06AtlStripedBasBoardMtgAnnouncement.pdf - to find out more.

ASMFC has released the public hearing schedule to gather public comment on the Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Amendment 7 P...
03/03/2021

ASMFC has released the public hearing schedule to gather public comment on the Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Amendment 7 Public Information Document (see below table). Please see the press release for links to the PID and directions regarding submitting public comment - http://www.asmfc.org/uploads/file/6036870fpr05AtlStripedBassPID_Hearings.pdf

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | March 1, 2021
03/02/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | March 1, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | March 1, 2021

New Fishing Records in NY, SC Environmental Awareness Awards, and Striped Bass Public Hearing Dates Announced! News Updates for The Week of March 1, 2021 New Fishing Records in NY, SC Environmental Aw

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | February 22, 2021
02/23/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | February 22, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | February 22, 2021

Virtual Hudson River, NC's Declining Seagrasses, and Stranded Turtles in TX News Updates for The Week of February 22, 2021 Virtual Hudson River, NC's Declining Seagrasses, and Stranded Turtles in TX V

Check out this cool virtual event hosted by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) on Saturday, February 20.20...
02/17/2021

Check out this cool virtual event hosted by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) on Saturday, February 20.

2021 Virtual Fisheries Summit will feature narrated presentations from PFBC fisheries biologists on the wealth of diverse fishing opportunities across the Commonwealth and discuss the status of various warm-water, cool-water, and cold-water fisheries. Presentations will be viewable on the PFBC page at https://www.facebook.com/PaFishandBoat/ with a schedule of individual presentations being posted throughout the day. All individual presentations will be also published on the PFBC YouTube channel.

Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
02/11/2021
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership

Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership

ACFHP is excited to share the National Fish Habitat Partnership's news that Bass Pro Shops has announced the 2021 National Bass Fishing Amateur Teams Bass Fishing Championship, and proceeds will support the National Fish Habitat Partnership. To learn more visit: https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/usopen-locations or check out the press release here: https://www.atlanticfishhabitat.org/bass-pro-shops-announces-us-open-national-bass-fishing-championship-proceeds-to-support-nfhp/

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | February 9, 2021
02/09/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | February 9, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | February 9, 2021

ASMFC Winter Meeting Highlights, Coastal Bird Conservation in SC, and CARES Act Information from ME News Updates for The Week of February 9, 2021 ASMFC Winter Meeting Highlights, Coastal Bird Conserva

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | February 1, 2021
02/01/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | February 1, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | February 1, 2021

CARES Relief in PA & MD, the End of Shrimp Season in GA, and Intricate Marine Ecosystem Paintings. News Updates for The Week of February 1, 2021 CARES Relief in PA & MD, the End of Shrimp Season in GA

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | January 26, 2021
01/26/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | January 26, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | January 26, 2021

Clean Rivers in NJ See More Dolphins, State Record Swordfish in VA, and Harvesting Rice from Eelgrass. News Updates for The Week of January 26, 2021 Clean Rivers in NJ See More Dolphins, State Record

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | January 19, 2021
01/19/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | January 19, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | January 19, 2021

MD Sport Fisheries Achievement Award, the Revival of Sea Shanties, and a Webinar for Women in Science! News Updates for The Week of January 19, 2021 MD Sport Fisheries Achievement Award, the Revival o

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | January 11, 2021
01/11/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | January 11, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | January 11, 2021

Whale Watching in NYC, Record Flathead Catfish in MD, and NC DEQ's Year in Review. News Updates for The Week of January 11, 2021 Whale Watching in NYC, Record Flathead Catfish in MD, and NC DEQ's Year

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | January 4, 2021
01/04/2021
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | January 4, 2021

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | January 4, 2021

Seals in NY, Circle Hooks in NJ, and a Fish Guessing Game! News Updates for The Week of January 4, 2021 Seals in NY, Circle Hooks in NJ, and a Fish Guessing Game! View as Webpage Upcoming Meetings Ja

12/24/2020
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For your holiday reading pleasure, check out the latest issues of ASMFC Fisheries Focus and Habitat Hotline Atlantic.

http://www.asmfc.org/uploads/file/5fe393eeFishFocusNovDec2020_1.pdf

http://www.asmfc.org/uploads/file/5fe4bfffHabitatHotlineAtlantic_2020.pdf

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | December 21, 2020
12/22/2020
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | December 21, 2020

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | December 21, 2020

State Record Tuna, New Job Postings, and Highlights from 2020! News Updates for The Week of December 21, 2020 State Record Tuna, New Job Postings, and Highlights from 2020! View as Webpage Upcoming M

Happy Holidays Everyone!
12/18/2020

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Looking for some Christmas cheer? Check out Glowing Lighted Boats & Fireworks Happening in Boothbay, Maine this Saturday...
12/11/2020
Glowing Lighted Boats & Fireworks Happening in Boothbay Saturday

Looking for some Christmas cheer? Check out Glowing Lighted Boats & Fireworks Happening in Boothbay, Maine this Saturday, December 12th. The Lighted Boat parade will begin at 6:45 PM. Can't make it to Boothbay in person? No problem! The parade will be live-streamed on Boothbay Lights page at https://www.facebook.com/boothbaylights

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If you can't be there in person it will be live-streamed on Facebook!

The University of Rhode Island is launching an online graduate certificate in Fisheries Science this spring (application...
12/07/2020
Fisheries Science (FIS) Graduate Certificate

The University of Rhode Island is launching an online graduate certificate in Fisheries Science this spring (applications due Dec 15). For folks looking to advance their careers, enhance their skill set, or gain professional development in the fisheries industry, the program will develop core competencies in sustainable fisheries management, including stock assessment and fisheries ecology. Upon completion of the FIS online graduate certificate, students will have the ability to apply knowledge in a variety of disciplines and practical skills to address real-world problems in food security, as it relates to seafood. Learn more here - https://web.uri.edu/online/programs/certificate/fisheries-science/

Launching Spring 2021.

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | November 23, 2020
11/24/2020
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | November 23, 2020

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | November 23, 2020

NC Seeking Shrimp Advisors, Watching out for Right Whales, and the Secret World of Pygmy Seahorses. News Updates for The Week of November 23, 2020 NC Seeking Shrimp Advisors, Watching out for Right Wh

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | November 16, 2020
11/16/2020
Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | November 16, 2020

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News | November 16, 2020

A New Fisheries Focus, Recreational Cobia Survey Results from VA, and the Best Underwater Movies! News Updates for The Week of November 16, 2020 A New Fisheries Focus, Recreational Cobia Survey Result

11/12/2020

ASMFC, in partnership with the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture, is issuing a RFP, seeking marine aquaculture pilot projects focused on sustainable aquatic farming techniques and regional business practices to grow U.S. domestic seafood. The geographic scope of the proposed projects is the U.S. East Coast states from Maine to Florida. The primary location of the proposed projects must be in the marine/estuarine environment.

Applicants seeking to apply to the RFP must submit, as a single file, an electronic proposal by email no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on January 15, 2021. Please see the RFP for complete proposal details, qualifying requirements, and submission instructions. The RFP is available at http://www.asmfc.org/files/RFPs/ASMFC2021PilotAquacultureRFP_Nov2020.pdf.

Image (c) NOAA Fisheries

ICYMI, the deadline to submit public comment on ASMFC's Black Sea Bass Draft Addendum ###III and MAFMC's Black Sea Bass ...
11/09/2020

ICYMI, the deadline to submit public comment on ASMFC's Black Sea Bass Draft Addendum ###III and MAFMC's Black Sea Bass Commercial State Allocation Amendment is fast approaching - 11:59 PM (EST) on November 13, 2020. While all public hearings have been conducted, written comments on Draft Addendum ###III may be submitted to Caitlin Starks, FMP Coordinator, at 1050 N. Highland St., Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, Virginia 22201; 703.842.0741 (fax) or at [email protected] (Subject line: Black Sea Bass Addendum ###III) by the deadline of November 13th. All comments will be made available to both the Commission and Council for consideration; duplicate comments do not need to be submitted to both bodies.

Draft Addendum ###III is available athttp://www.asmfc.org/files/PublicInput/BSB_DraftAddendum###III_PublicComment.pdf or via the Commission’s website at http://www.asmfc.org/about-us/public-input. A recording of the hearing presentation is also available at https://youtu.be/W5-HkotpcDg.

Photo (c) Nicola Meserve, MA DMF

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