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ASMFC and Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries will be holding a public hearing on Striped Bass Draft Adde...
12/06/2023

ASMFC and Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries will be holding a public hearing on Striped Bass Draft Addendum II tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The meeting will be held in person at Calvary United Methodist Church, Basement Room, 301 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis, MD 21401. For more information, Draft Addendum II can be found at:https://asmfc.org/files/PublicInput/AtlStripedBassDraftAddendumII_PublicComment_Oct2023.pdf

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of December 4th: Four living shoreline projects completed in MD, new saltwate...
12/06/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of December 4th: Four living shoreline projects completed in MD, new saltwater fishing record categories in FL, and highlighting 60 species of fish to celebrate 60 years of NOAA's Bottom Trawl Survey! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of December 4, 2023 Four living shoreline projects completed in MD, new saltwater fishing record categories in FL, and 60 species from NOAA's Bottom Trawl Survey News Updates

ASMFC and Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries will be holding a public hearing on Striped Bass Draft Addendum II ...
12/05/2023

ASMFC and Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries will be holding a public hearing on Striped Bass Draft Addendum II tonight from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The meeting will be held in person at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Admiral’s Hall 101 Academy Dr., Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. For more information, Draft Addendum II can be found at:https://asmfc.org/files/PublicInput/AtlStripedBassDraftAddendumII_PublicComment_Oct2023.pdf

ASMFC and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will be holding a public hearing on Striped Bass Draft Adden...
12/05/2023

ASMFC and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will be holding a public hearing on Striped Bass Draft Addendum II tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The meeting will be held in person at Stafford Township Municipal Building, 260 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. For more information, Draft Addendum II can be found at:https://asmfc.org/files/PublicInput/AtlStripedBassDraftAddendumII_PublicComment_Oct2023.pdf

ASMFC and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will be holding a public hearing on Striped Bass Draft Add...
11/30/2023

ASMFC and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will be holding a public hearing on Striped Bass Draft Addendum II tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The meeting will be a hybrid event held at University of Rhode Island Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium, 215 South Ferry Road, Narraganset, RI 02882. To attend virtually, the meeting ID is 817 2891 7610 and the passcode is 635806. Use the following link to access tonight’s hearing: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81728917610?pwd=eWNsanRQYUROcmhMOW5EYWRabU1jQT09

ASMFC and Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be holding a public hearing on Striped...
11/30/2023

ASMFC and Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be holding a public hearing on Striped Bass Draft Addendum II tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The meeting will be held in person at the Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point, 1 Milford Point Road, Milford CT 06460. Draft Addendum II can be found at:https://asmfc.org/files/PublicInput/AtlStripedBassDraftAddendumII_PublicComment_Oct2023.pdf

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of November 27th: Grants to support alternative lobster fishing gear testing ...
11/29/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of November 27th: Grants to support alternative lobster fishing gear testing in ME, upcoming commercial marine licensing event in NH, and a fish that hunts for prey upside down! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of November 27, 2023 Grants to support alternative lobster fishing gear testing in ME, upcoming commercial marine licensing event in NH, and upside down anglerfish News Updat

ASMFC and Delaware DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife will be holding a hybrid Public Hearing on Striped Bass Draft Add...
11/28/2023

ASMFC and Delaware DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife will be holding a hybrid Public Hearing on Striped Bass Draft Addendum II tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza Dover, DE 19901. To attend virtually, register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/8740923262169445206

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving 🦃
11/23/2023

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving 🦃

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of November 20th: Watershed funding available in RI, record almaco jack in NC...
11/22/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of November 20th: Watershed funding available in RI, record almaco jack in NC, and first-ever footage of dolphins outsmarting crab traps! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of November 20, 2023 Watershed funding available in RI, record almaco jack in NC, and first-ever footage of dolphins outsmarting crab traps News Updates for the Week of Novem

ASMFC and Connecticut Fish and Wildlife will be holding an in person Public Hearing on Striped Bass Draft Addendum II to...
11/16/2023

ASMFC and Connecticut Fish and Wildlife will be holding an in person Public Hearing on Striped Bass Draft Addendum II tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the CT DEEP Marine Headquarters, Boating Education Center (“Back Building”), 333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371. Draft Addendum II can be found at:https://asmfc.org/files/PublicInput/AtlStripedBassDraftAddendumII_PublicComment_Oct2023.pdf

ASMFC and the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania will be holding a Public Hearing on Striped Bass Draft Addendum II t...
11/15/2023

ASMFC and the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania will be holding a Public Hearing on Striped Bass Draft Addendum II tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Use the following link to register for tonight’s hearing. https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/8740923262169445206

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of November 13th: A mobile mussel lab in MD, funding to restore and protect C...
11/15/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of November 13th: A mobile mussel lab in MD, funding to restore and protect Chesapeake Bay watershed habitats, and the oldest lighthouse in the US just celebrated 300 years of service! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of November 13, 2023 A mobile mussel lab in MD, funding to restore and protect Chesapeake Bay watershed habitats, and the oldest lighthouse in the US News Updates for the Wee

11/09/2023

ASMFC and the coastal states of Maine through Virginia have scheduled hearings to gather public input on Draft Addendum II to Amendment 7 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. Details on participating in the webinars and how to provide public comment can be found here:http://www.asmfc.org/uploads/file/654a8306pr29AtlStripedBassDraftAddendumII_PublicHearings_Revised.pdf

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of November 6th: Public hearing on striped bass Draft Addendum II scheduled, ...
11/08/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of November 6th: Public hearing on striped bass Draft Addendum II scheduled, reporting 2023 striped bass effort and catch online in NH, and how elephantnose fish 'see' by doing an electric boogie! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of November 6, 2023 Public hearing on striped bass Draft Addendum II scheduled, reporting 2023 striped bass effort and catch online in NH, and how elephantnose fish 'see' New

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of October 30th: Funding for water resource research and outreach in NY, reco...
11/01/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of October 30th: Funding for water resource research and outreach in NY, record catch in GA, and a rare deep-sea anglerfish found onshore! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of October 30, 2023 Funding for water resource research and outreach in NY, record catch in GA, and a rare deep-sea anglerfish found onshore News Updates for the Week of Octo

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of October 23rd: ASMFC annual meeting highlights, record catch in GA, and tra...
10/25/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of October 23rd: ASMFC annual meeting highlights, record catch in GA, and tracking salmon populations with AI! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of October 23, 2023 ASMFC annual meeting highlights, record catch in GA, and tracking salmon populations with AI News Updates for the Week of October 23, 2023 ASMFC annual me

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of October 16th: Supporting outdoor education in FL, results of the 2022 Nati...
10/20/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of October 16th: Supporting outdoor education in FL, results of the 2022 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, and new DNA tools! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of October 16, 2023 Supporting outdoor education in FL, results of the 2022 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, and new DNA tools News Up

ASMFC will be holding its annual meeting in Beaufort, NC this week. If interested in attending virtually, use the link h...
10/16/2023

ASMFC will be holding its annual meeting in Beaufort, NC this week. If interested in attending virtually, use the link here to register for the webinar: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2497355278986432605.

More information on the meeting can be found here: https://www.asmfc.org/home/2023-annual-meeting

The agenda reflects the current estimate of time required for scheduled Board meetings. The Commission may adjust this agenda in accordance with the actual duration of Board meetings. Interested parties should anticipate Boards starting earlier or later than indicated herein. For ease of access, all...

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of October 9th: Upcoming Centennial Celebration of the Burlington State Fish ...
10/11/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of October 9th: Upcoming Centennial Celebration of the Burlington State Fish Hatchery in CT, new annual record for Chesapeake Bay oyster planting in MD, and why "It is absolutely not too late" for Florida's coral reefs! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of October 9, 2023 Upcoming Centennial Celebration of a fish hatchery in CT, new annual record for oyster planting in MD, and Florida's coral reefs post marine heat wave News

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of October 2nd: New oyster reef project in GA, upcoming A Day in the Life of ...
10/05/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of October 2nd: New oyster reef project in GA, upcoming A Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor event in NY, and a new study definitively confirms Gulf Stream weakening. Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of October 2, 2023 New oyster reef project in GA, upcoming A Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor event in NY, and a new study confirms Gulf Stream weakening News Updates

09/27/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of September 25th: Record Florida Pompano caught in MD, pilot river creel survey in NY, and an article on how brainless box jellies learn from experience! Read the newsletter here:
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Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of September 18th: Record sheepshead caught in MD, upcoming fish hatchery ope...
09/20/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of September 18th: Record sheepshead caught in MD, upcoming fish hatchery open house in NY, and a research project using citizen science to collect data on sunfish sightings in Canada! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of September 18, 2023 Record sheepshead caught in MD, upcoming fish hatchery open house in NY, and using citizen science to collect data on sunfish sightings News Updates for

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of September 11th: Youth fish art contest in GA, funding available through th...
09/13/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of September 11th: Youth fish art contest in GA, funding available through the Boating Facility Grant Program in PA, and juvenile snailfish discovered more than five miles below the sea surface! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of September 11, 2023 Youth fish art contest in GA, funding available through the Boating Facility Grant Program in PA, and juvenile snailfish discovered at 8,336 meters News

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of September 4th: Upcoming Science on the River event in NY, funding availabl...
09/06/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of September 4th: Upcoming Science on the River event in NY, funding available through the Clean Vessel Act grant program in PA, and results from the UN's Annual World Oceans Day Photo Competition! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of September 4, 2023 Upcoming Science on the River event in NY, funding available through the Clean Vessel Act grant program in PA, and results from the UN's Photo Contest Ne

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of August 28th: Grants available for invasive species projects in NY, upcomin...
08/30/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of August 28th: Grants available for invasive species projects in NY, upcoming courtesy boat inspections in SC and efforts to save coral nurseries along the Florida Keys reef tract from record heat! Read the newsletter here:

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News Updates for the Week of August 28, 2023 Grants available for invasive species projects in NY, upcoming courtesy boat inspections and efforts to save coral nurseries from record heat News Updates

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of August 21st: Upcoming fourth annual Women's Fishing Expo in NY, what Quali...
08/23/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of August 21st: Upcoming fourth annual Women's Fishing Expo in NY, what Quality Management and Continuous Improvement can do for you and a conversation on the booming kelp business! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of August 21, 2023 Upcoming fourth annual Women's Fishing Expo in NY, Quality Management and Continuous Improvement, and a conversation on the booming kelp business News Upda

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of August 14th: New habitat enhancement project completed in FL, record king ...
08/16/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of August 14th: New habitat enhancement project completed in FL, record king mackerel caught in DE, and a strange ecosystem found thriving below seafloor hydrothermal vents! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of August 14, 2023 New habitat enhancement project completed in FL, record king mackerel caught in DE, and a strange ecosystem thriving below seafloor hydrothermal vents News

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of August 7th: Funding for coastal bay restoration in MD, upcoming mobility i...
08/09/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of August 7th: Funding for coastal bay restoration in MD, upcoming mobility impaired surf fishing clinic in SC, and a massive extinct whale that may be the heaviest animal that ever lived! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of August 7, 2023 Funding for coastal bay restoration in MD, upcoming mobility impaired surf fishing clinic in SC, and a massive extinct whale News Updates for the Week of Au

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of July 24th: Governor’s Bay Day established in RI, free swimming lesson prog...
07/26/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of July 24th: Governor’s Bay Day established in RI, free swimming lesson program in CT, and a high concentration of microplastics found in Lake Tahoe. Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of July 24, 2023 Governor’s Bay Day established in RI, free swimming lesson program in CT, and high levels of microplastics in Lake Tahoe News Updates for the Week of July 24

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of July 17th: Fish Friendly Anglers program in FL, new protected acreage adde...
07/19/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of July 17th: Fish Friendly Anglers program in FL, new protected acreage added in DE, and striking images show plastic litter in the world’s most remote coral reefs. Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of July 17, 2023 Fish Friendly Anglers program in FL, new protected acreage added in DE, and striking images show plastic litter in the world’s most remote coral reefs News U

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of July 10th: Upcoming coastal cleanup in ME, funding to improve waterways in...
07/12/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of July 10th: Upcoming coastal cleanup in ME, funding to improve waterways in MD, and how the endangered Devils Hole pupfish's recovery remains a mystery! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of July 10, 2023 Upcoming coastal cleanup in ME, funding to improve waterways in MD, and the mystery of rare Devils Hole pupfish survival News Updates for the Week of July 10

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of July 3rd: Two new clean marinas certified in MD, free educational canoe tr...
07/06/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of July 3rd: Two new clean marinas certified in MD, free educational canoe trips in NY, and an octopus nursery discovered off the coast of Costa Rica
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News Updates for the Week of July 3, 2023 Two new clean marinas certified in MD, free educational canoe trips in NY, and an octopus nursery off the coast of Costa Rica News Updates for the Week of Jul

Happy July 4th!
07/04/2023

Happy July 4th!

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of June 26: Upcoming state aquarium open house in ME, proposed fishing regula...
06/28/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of June 26: Upcoming state aquarium open house in ME, proposed fishing regulations for sharks in NY, and how marine protected areas improve well-being in coastal communities! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of June 26, 2023 Upcoming state aquarium open house in ME, proposed fishing regulations in NY, and how marine protected areas improve well-being in coastal communities News U

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of June 19th: State funding for climate resilient projects in CT, upcoming co...
06/21/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of June 19th: State funding for climate resilient projects in CT, upcoming courtesy boat inspections in SC, and uncovering the secrets of ships’ super smooth hulls! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of June 19, 2023 State funding for climate resilient projects in CT, upcoming courtesy boat inspections in SC, and uncovering the secrets of ships’ super smooth hulls News Up

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of June 12: Taking action on a salt marsh conservation plan in SC, annual hor...
06/14/2023

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of June 12: Taking action on a salt marsh conservation plan in SC, annual horseshoe crab migration returning to MD, and how octopuses redesign their own brains when they get chilly! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of June 12, 2023 Salt marsh conservation plan in SC, annual horseshoe crab migration in MD, and how octopuses redesign their own brains when they get chilly News Updates for

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of December 19: Community science volunteer opportunities in NY, reporting co...
12/22/2022

Atlantic Coast Fisheries News for the week of December 19: Community science volunteer opportunities in NY, reporting cold stunned trout in NC, and the best science images of 2022! Read the newsletter here:
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News Updates for the Week of December 19, 2022 Community science volunteer opportunities in NY, reporting cold stunned trout in NC, and the best science images of 2022 News Updates for the Week of Dec

Happy Holidays!
12/21/2022

Happy Holidays!

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