August 30, 2013
Report Your Bluefin!
With reporting compliance comes better data There is a lot going on with bluefin tuna right now. Not only is there some new science refuting some of the...
August 28, 2013
Fisherman Prosecuted for Illegal Tuna Sale
Chalk one up for the good guys and for fishermen who just can’t help showing off. Two Florida men who tried to illegally sell a 700-pound giant bluefin tuna...
August 23, 2013
Striped Bass Gamefish Rationale
A case can be made, but it’s not the one we’re making In my Aug 8th blog The Straight Dope on Striped Bass I mentioned “Assuming striped bass continues to decline,...
August 7, 2013
The Straight Dope on Striped Bass
Forget about slot limits and gamefish… address fishing mortality! Having served on the ASMFC Striped Bass Advisory Panel for 6 years (not to mention having pretty much built...
August 6, 2013
Knock Them Down
A couple of weeks ago I had to go to Washington, DC to testify in a Senate Hearing on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which is the federal...
August 5, 2013
Obstacles Facing Florida’s Anglers
Saltwater fishing in Florida is surprisingly good in spite of all of the obstacles anglers face. Bureaucrats at all levels of government do their best to make things tough...
July 31, 2013
Fishy Business: Debates over Bluefin Tuna at ICCAT Annual Meeting
Well it must be summer time, which is hard to tell by the current weather. Rain, rain, and more rain. It must be summer because the different sides are...
July 16, 2013
Lessons Learned Fishing for Red Snapper
Talking about fishing is great but it doesn’t hold a candle to actually getting on the water and catching fish. After a month spent traveling to each of the...
October 16, 2012
Billfish Conservation Act Passes Congress, Changing Commercial Harvesting Standards
By Jason Schratwieser, Conservation Director, International Game Fish Association It’s been a long, slow road, but the Billfish Conservation Act of 2011 has been signed into law by the...
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