June 21, 2016
A Taste of the Nine-Day Gulf Red Snapper Season
With the abundance of fish these anglers experienced, why can’t we fix the access issues? It’s the best of times and the worst of times for red snapper fishing...
October 22, 2015
Graves on His Red Snapper Bill That Would Give States Management of Contentious Recreational Season
Guest blog by Rep. Garret Graves, Louisiana’s 6th District. Hunting and fishing is part of life in Louisiana—it’s woven into the fabric of who we are. “Sportsman’s Paradise” is...
July 14, 2015
What you need to know before our 5th Annual Saltwater Media Summit
We’re kicking off our fifth annual Saltwater Media Summit this week at ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. We’re bringing together lawmakers, thought leaders, and journalists to discuss...
April 29, 2014
Turn down the heat
Just before NOAA Fisheries’ Saltwater Recreational Fishing Summit that I wrote about recently, a court in Washington, D.C., issued a verdict in the lawsuit of Guindon (a commercial fisherman)...
April 11, 2014
For us humans to digest, first we must swallow
For recreational fishermen along the Gulf of Mexico, swallowing was a difficult task last week. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council set out what is sure to be...
March 31, 2014
Red snapper battle lines in the “Sportsman’s Paradise”
You’d think that somebody living in Louisiana, the self-proclaimed “‘Sportsman’s Paradise,” would learn through the years that the word “sportsman” didn’t arrive in a dictionary because man was spearing...
February 28, 2014
Public input prompts red snapper changes
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission always considers the needs of the state’s recreational anglers. The latest example came out of the FWC’s recent meeting in Tampa, where...
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...
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