Red Tide Blooms Follow Hurricane Ian

Red tide blooms from Sanibel to Port Charlotte, Florida have resulted in fish kills and other harmful aquatic ecosystem impacts. Courtesy Captains for Clean Water Red tide blooms are building along much of Florida’s southwestern coast extending from Sanibel to Port Charlotte, resulting in fish kills and other harmful aquatic ecosystem impacts. South Florida has […]

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Winnebago Industries announces consumer research findings and new research center

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has unveiled findings from its first consumer research initiative on outdoor recreation and announced the development of a new facility and expanded resources dedicated to innovating next-generation technologies for the recreational vehicle and marine industries. Consumer research Winnebago’s inaugural report found that future demand for outdoor recreation is strong, with nearly 90% […]

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Washington Cancels Net Pen Salmon Farm Leases

Image: Washington Department of Natural Resources. Washington state officials have declined to renew expired leases for two remaining finfish net pens citing the damage done in the Cypress Island net pen collapse of 2017. The state’s Department of Natural Resources in mid-November informed Cooke Aquaculture, based in Saint John, Canada, that the agency would not […]

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Mathematical Models Can Help to Better Manage Fishing

Mathematical Models Can Help to Better Manage Fishing Mathematical Models Can Help to Better Manage Fishing Many consider fish an important food source. This applies to developing countries, especially to people who can’t afford meat that costs more. Sadly, many marine species are in danger of extinction. This is because of diminishing catches, overfishing, and […]

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Proven Techniques for Targeting Winter Sailfish

The fall and winter months are approaching, and, for most people, the excitement of the holidays is on the horizon. Maybe your favorite seasonal coffee just became available or you’re looking forward to crisp weather spent with loved ones. But, if you’re an offshore angler in Florida, this means only one thing: The water temps […]

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Forage Fiasco

An estimated 500,000 pounds of menhaden and bycatch was seemingly left to rot in Louisiana. Courtesy Louisiana Coastal Conservation Association Menhaden have been called a bunch of different colloquial names. Their proper name comes from Native Americans calling them “munnawhatteaug,” which means “that which manures” as they were used for fertilizer. A more common name, […]

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Bristol Bay Sockeyes Delivered to Communities Where Fishing Was Banned

Ian Turner Demientieff (right) delivers boxes of donated sockeye salmon to Darryl Walker (left) in Holy Cross, Alaska. The fish was one of several shipments donated from Bristol Bay after low salmon counts on the Yukon forced subsistence fishing to close. Photo: Acacia Johnson, courtesy of Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association. A collaborative effort of the […]

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Magnuson-Stevens Act Update

A commercial fishing vessel sits at moor in Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Brian Yurasits via Unsplash It’s that time again! Like the 17-year cicadas, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) has emerged for re-authorization. The MSA is the primary law that governs marine fisheries management in U.S. federal waters, and it is supposed […]

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Crossing the Potomac River

Passage on the Potomac Crossing the Potomac River from the Chesapeake Bay into Washington, D.C., is a rewarding voyage.  It almost seems like the start of a bad joke: What do presidents and prehistoric sharks have in common? The answer is the Potomac River. With striking scenery, presidential landmarks, and yes, the opportunity to find prehistoric shark […]

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Top 3 Fishing Destinations in Australia for Anglers

Australia for Anglers Australia is a great country for anglers because it has some of the finest fishing destinations in the world. There are many reasons why the country is ideal for anglers. First, it is a great country for anglers because it has a wide variety of different fish species and environments. In fact, […]

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Drum Decline Has Louisiana Anglers Seeing Red

Todd Masson, with a tagged Louisiana redfish, ready for release back into the marsh. Todd Masson Artificial Intelligence is frighteningly smart, and it may eventually take over the world, but on its best day, AI could never draw up a more perfect nursery ground for redfish (red drum) than the one Mother Nature created over […]

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RELiON Battery partners with The Bee Cause Project

RELiON Battery has announced a partnership with 1% for the Planet nonprofit organization The Bee Cause Project. As part of its Limitless Blue™ initiative, RELIiON is a 1% for the Planet business member and partners with a range of nonprofits supporting causes such as ocean conservation, food security, and access to solar energy. RELiON will […]

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Raymarine reveals plans for 2022 Southampton International Boat Show

Their stand will be fully equipped with the latest technology, Raymarine experts and special show offers, along with a special guest on Wednesday September 21! Raymarine will be showing all their latest products including the Raymarine Ecosystem, which includes YachtSense Digital Switching and YachtSense Link 4G solution alongside their brand new Raymarine app. This gives […]

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At the Helm: Protecting our playground

By Adam Quandt It’s no secret that nature is our playground. Not just to the marine industry alone, but to our larger outdoor recreation ecosystem. Thus, it should be a no-brainer for all of us across the industry to play a role in protecting and preserving that playground for generations to come. According to data […]

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Ocean Contributes Billions of Dollars to BC Economy: Study

Image via University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. A University of British Columbia study concludes that ocean waters contributed nearly $5 billion to the provincial gross domestic product in 2015, and that the sum is likely an underestimate, as it included only sectors most closely linked to the ocean. But the […]

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From the Editor: Tackling Illegal Fishing

Photo by Maurice Garlet on Unsplash. In the June issue of Fishermen’s News, we ran a lengthy feature article on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and how, for multiple reasons, such fishing is a leading global maritime security threat. Well, as a follow up to that report, I’m happy to report this news: the […]

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NOAA Extends Comment Period on Draft Climate Science Action Plans

Image via NOAA. Federal fisheries officials have extended to Friday, July 29, the deadline for comments on the proposed NOAA Climate Science Regional Action Plans to make fisheries and protected resources more resilient to climate change. Copies of the draft regional action plans are available for the Western Region, including California, the Beaufort and Chukchi […]

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