Fisheries Affairs

Image Landmark Vision for Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management Unveiled by Policy and Industry Experts
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Blue ribbon commission recommends enhanced fisheries management while upholding saltwater recreational fishing’s economic, social and conservation benefits Miami, FL– February 13, 2014 – A landmark report produced by...
Florida's Net Ban Vacated
Wednesday, 06 November 2013
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:07 Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:11 Written by CCA Florida Leon County Circuit Judge Jackie Lee Fulford yesterday vacated an automatic stay of her controversial order of October 22nd enjoining...
Image Marine Recreational Fishing's Economic Impact Rivals Commercial Sector
Monday, 06 May 2013
For Immediate ReleaseMary Jane Williamson, Communications Directormjwilliamson@asafishing.org, 703-519-9691, x227www.asafishing.org Marine Recreational Fishing's Economic Impact Rivals Commercial SectorRecreational fishing is an economic...
Image NOAA Reports Six More Fish Stocks Rebuilt in 2012
Thursday, 02 May 2013
May 2, 2013 It was another record-setting year for one of our nation's most valuable resources, our marine fisheries. Today, we are reporting that six more stocks were declared rebuilt in 2012, bringing the total number of stocks rebuilt...
Image "Bad Science" Constrains My Purpose, "Good Science" Facilitates It
Friday, 22 February 2013
It's a never ending battle between the forces that wish to take away our rights to fish, and those that fight to preserve it. In many cases, the fight comes down to the Best Available Science, a key buzz phase in modern fisheries affairs....
Image Sportfishing Industry Welcomes Sally Jewell's Nomination for Secretary of the Interior
Wednesday, 06 February 2013
For Immediate ReleaseMary Jane Williamson, Communications Directormjwilliamson@asafishing.org, 703-519-9691, x227www.asafishing.org Jewell's background in the outdoor recreation industry would be well-suited for the nation's largest...
Image Bottomfish Closures off Washington Avoided for Now
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Yelloweye Rockfish are a slow growing, long lived fish found along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Baja Mexico. In 2002 they were officially declared as "overfished" across a portion of their range, and rebuilding plans were immediately...

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Features (Random)

Image Core Banks, NC Fall 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Joey had wanted to hit the Core Banks for years. Me too once I knew what they were. For those of you who don’t, they’re the barrier islands below the Outer Banks. They run in...
Image Texas Kayak Fishing School
Friday, 23 October 2009
I had the good fortune to be in Texas when Dean Thomas was having one of his classes. So I sat in on the entire class. Dean has a reputation of being one of the best fishermen on...
Image Buying a Used Fishing Kayak
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Used kayaks offer a terrific value for the kayak angler. When anglers, looking to get into the sport, ask me about which model to purchase I often make this recommendation....

Outfitting (Random)

Image Saltwater Kayak Fishing Checklist
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Ever get to the beach and realize you forgot to bring one of your essential items for fishing that day? Who hasn't? I have a list made from torn cardboard and written with a...
Image Old Town’s “Ultimate Fishing Machine” Giveaway
Monday, 22 February 2016
  Old Town’s “Ultimate Fishing Machine” Giveaway Old Town® celebrates 2016 Bassmaster Classic by giving away Predator XL Minn Kota®   Old Town, ME (February 22,...
The Perfect Rod for Paddle Fishermen
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
The Perfect Rod for Paddle Fishermen The Perfect Rod for Paddle Fishermen. Some 30 years ago, I began building fishing rods. The motivation was to make a rod do exactly what I...

Trips (Random)

Image Myrtle Beach Sharkin
Thursday, 24 September 2009
I got back last night at about midnight after a great 8 days at Myrtle Beach. I brought my kayak down again and had perfect weather every day with temps in the low 90's with a...
Image Mythic Lake Almanor
Thursday, 19 December 2013
The alarm clock went off at seven Saturday morning. Time to get the coffee going. The plan was to meet up with polepole (KFM Publisher Allen Sansano) and Bushy (KFM Chief Editor...
Image Costa Rica Trip Report
Friday, 11 December 2009
My name is Judd Schreiber.  I wanted to send you a report from a kayak fishing trip with kayak fishing guide, Ralph Solano, in Costa Rica.  I usually surfcast for stripers in...

In The News (Random)

Image ICAST 2011 New Product Showcase Winners
Friday, 15 July 2011
  Mary Jane Williamson, Communications Director, 703-519-9691, x227 mjwillamson@asafishing.org www.asafishing.org Sportfishing Industry Awards 2011 “Best of Show” Honors...
Image Astral's G.14 Outsole Compound Brings River Shoes to the Next Level
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Asheville, NC, Aug 27, 2013 - Astral, the leader in the whitewater and recreational paddling market, has long been regarded as a key innovator in paddle-sports equipment. The...
Image First Kayak Fishing Tournamnt for Tarpon
Saturday, 24 April 2010
The Kayak Fishing ClassicS has announced the first known Kayak Tarpon Fishing Tournament in the country. The Homosassa Hazard, Extreme Tarpon Classic is slated for May 21 & 22...

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