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 Electric Kayaks – an in Depth Look
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Bassyaks, Torqeedo and Torque I have been living with electric kayaks (EK) since July of 2009. I have done so in order to get a much better understanding of their potential,...
Image Awesome Halibut in Norway
Saturday, 09 August 2014
Earlier this year a friend of mine working as a guide was out with clients fishing for cod. The client was fighting a good-sized cod and as it neared the boat an enormous dark...
Image Year Round Big Island Tuna
Wednesday, 06 March 2013
Hawai’i, in general, is unique because of its location in the middle of the deep Pacific. It’s like a giant bait station for pelagic fish to come and fatten up. Here the tuna...

Outfitting (Random)

Image Kayak Fishing "Rod Pod"
Thursday, 29 October 2009
I like the Rod Pod, but I'm sure you guys have heard reports of them leaking in the surf, this should take care of things. But, that wasn't the point of this project. I felt the...
Image Internal Pulley System
Monday, 14 December 2009
Have you ever put some items in the center hatch of your kayak and when you went to retrieve them on the water you couldn’t reach them?  It’s happened to all of us.  Items...
Image Upgrade for your Fishing Kayak - Toe Pilot Upgrade
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Here is a simple winter project that will make your kayak rudder system more functional and even easier to use. Most traditional kayak rudder systems are controlled by two foot...

Trips (Random)

Image Getting a Mug Shot of a Tarpon
Friday, 16 October 2009
The first time I ran into tarpon was when Joey and I went to Puerto Rico.  Joey was about 50 yards away when I saw a tarpon explode out of the water.  I yelled to see if he saw...
Image Eel Steel: California Kayak Steelhead
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
From the award-winning film “Rivers of a Lost Coast” ~ “At the turn of the 20th Century, a handful of pioneers carried their fly rods into California’s remote north coast...
Image Crabbing From the Kayak
Thursday, 08 October 2009
The apron was my design after I caught my first crabs and tried to sort them in the kayak. You should have had pictures of that. I went to a local sail maker and told him what I...

In The News (Random)

Image Adventure Fishing World Championship
Thursday, 06 December 2012
Native Watercraft is proud to present the Adventure Fishing World Championship being held in the Everglades of Southern Florida. This tournament has a unique...
Apply Now for Top Hooker Season 2
Thursday, 30 May 2013
NOW CASTING Dynamic Fishermen for Season 2 of Animal Planet's Highly-Anticipated Fishing Competition Show !!! The producers of Top Shot, Dirty Jobs and The Ultimate Fighter are...
Image Kokatat Introduces New Sun Protection Apparel for Spring 14
Sunday, 11 August 2013
ARCATA, CALIFORNIA, (For Immediate Release)— Sun protection is always important, but it is especially important when out on the water as reflection of UV rays off water can...

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