Saltwater Fishing in North America
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2018 Maryland Striped Bass Regulations

2018 Maryland Striped Bass Regulations | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
Maryland anglers can expect new regulations on striped bass for the 2018 fishing season. If approved, the new regulations will include a lower minimum size and tackle-specific requirements.
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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is moving forward with emergency regulations that will reduce the minimum size of striped bass for charter boat and recreational anglers in the summer and fall fishery in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries from 20 to 19 inches.
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2016 NOAA USA Recreational Fishing Statistics (saltwater)

2016 NOAA USA Recreational Fishing Statistics (saltwater) | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
According to this year's NOAA Fisheries' Fisheries of the United States report, U.S. recreational saltwater anglers caught an estimated 371.6 million fish in 2016.
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The total catch includes fish kept and fish released (discarded) on the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts (including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico).
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2017 Atlantic Cobia Recreational Fishing Closure (Federal Waters) – Virginia Saltwater Fishing

2017 Atlantic Cobia Recreational Fishing Closure (Federal Waters) – Virginia Saltwater Fishing | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
In January, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) announced a closure of recreational harvests of cobia in Federal waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Recreational harvests of cobia in federal waters will remain closed until January 1, 2018.
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Reconciliation requires recognizing rights-based fishing

Reconciliation requires recognizing rights-based fishing | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
Indigenous peoples have been denied their share of marine resources for too long, watching as commercial and recreational fisheries profit from resources on their waters while their boats sit idle.
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Massachusetts Striped Bass Research

Massachusetts Striped Bass Research | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
During 2015, Striped Bass Research Project staff conducted 14 trips aboard contracted vessels, tagging a total of 365 striped bass.
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Massachusetts is home to one of the largest striped bass fisheries in the USA. The state's recreational striped bass fishery attracts hundreds of thousands of recreational anglers each year.
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North Carolina State Record Cubera Snapper

North Carolina State Record Cubera Snapper | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
A new North Carolina state record cubera snapper has been certified by the state's Division of Marine Fisheries.
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The fish weighed 58 pounds, topping the previous state record by 11 pounds, 8 ounces.
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Small Boat Tuna — durham wake county news

Small Boat Tuna — durham wake county news | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
Commercial & recreational bluefin tuna fishing is tightly controlled https://t.co/T5XjdRtqrt RT @Triangle_News_
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The Oceanic Whitetip Shark: A Lonely Hunter

The Oceanic Whitetip Shark: A Lonely Hunter | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
If the great white is the King of Sharks, the oceanic whitetip is the Dark Knight of the Ocean - swift, diligent, and dangerous.
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Sea Gull Pier to Close For Renovations

Sea Gull Pier to Close For Renovations | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
The Sea Gull Fishing Pier on The Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Tunnel’s first Island will be closed to the public during the construction of new parallel tunnel at the Thimble Shoal Channel.
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The Sea Gull Pier is located in the Chesapeake Bay, approximately 3 miles from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
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Go Fishing with Honeywell Spectra

Go Fishing with Honeywell Spectra | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
June 18 is National Go Fishing Day. Honeywell Spectra is used in many professional fishing lines. Here is a look at some of Spectra’s many uses.
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2016 Snook Symposium

2016 Snook Symposium | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it

Free day-long public discussion in Orlando focusing on snook management and research in Florida, including the results of the soon-to-be-released 2015 stock assessment, population recovery following the 2010 cold kill, and opportunities for improving snook management.

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FWC 2016 Snook Symposium - January 13, 2016.

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Things To Do in Winter – Virginia Saltwater Fishing

Things To Do in Winter – Virginia Saltwater Fishing | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
This post includes saltwater fishing-related things to do that can be done during the winter months.
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The list of things to do is always a long one.

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Bill to protect recreational fishing passes House committee

Bill to protect recreational fishing passes House committee | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE) recently was passed by the House Natural Resources Committee.
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The bill benefits recreational fishing and hunting and natural resources conservation by including provisions to improve public access to federal lands and to guard against efforts to block or limit access to fishing and hunting.

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Virginia Speckled Trout Regulations 2018

Virginia Speckled Trout Regulations 2018 | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
In early January, 2018, unseasonably cold temperatures resulted in cold stun events and mortality of speckled trout stocks in Virginia, North Carolina, and other states along the Atlantic Coast.
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In February, The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) Board considered the possibility of emergency regulations for speckled trout. The board declined to curtail the 2018 Virginia recreational speckled trout season, modify catch limits, or take other actions.
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2017 Maryland Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Survey

2017 Maryland Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Survey | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
Results of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2017 Chesapeake Bay young-of-year striped bass survey indicates above average spawning rates. The annual survey’s index is 13.2, above the 64-year average of 11.7.
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The 2017 Maryland 2017 young of year fish survey also showed high white perch reproduction and above average American shad reproduction.
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60 Interesting Facts about Fish

60 Interesting Facts about Fish | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
Random fish facts, including statistics, history, diversity, characteristics, and more.
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Fish trivia and other facts.
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800-Pound Groupers Making a Comeback—But Not Everyone's Happy

800-Pound Groupers Making a Comeback—But Not Everyone's Happy | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
Some Florida fishermen say Atlantic goliath groupers are eating too many fish, but scientists argue the behemoths still need our protection.
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What does and 800 pound grouper eat?
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Saltwater Fishing Gift Ideas

Saltwater Fishing Gift Ideas | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
This article offers resources to help consumers find gifts for saltwater fishermen and other nautical enthusiasts.
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When shopping for saltwater fishing related gifts, it may be useful to find out a little information about the angler's interests.
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2015 USA Marine Recreational Fishing Statistics – Virginia Saltwater Fishing

2015 USA Marine Recreational Fishing Statistics – Virginia Saltwater Fishing | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
According to Fisheries of the United States, 2015, the 2015 U.S. marine recreational finfish catch, including fish kept and fish released (discarded) on the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts (including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico), was an estimated 351 million fish taken on an estimated 61 million fishing trips.
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The 2015 U.S. marine recreational finfish harvest was estimated at 151 million fish weighing 188 million pounds.
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How To Catch Bait For Chesapeake Bay Fishing

How To Catch Bait For Chesapeake Bay Fishing | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
In the Chesapeake Bay, live baits are used for catching striped bass, flounder, speckled trout, sea trout, cobia, white perch, catfish, and other fish.
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Fresh caught bait can make the difference between a slow day or a productive fishing trip.
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Fish Live Bait Like a Pro

Fish Live Bait Like a Pro | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
Fishing with live bait is an extremely effective technique for catching a wide range of gamefish
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Virginia Dolphin Fishing – Virginia Saltwater Fishing

Virginia Dolphin Fishing – Virginia Saltwater Fishing | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
The dolphin, also known as dolphinfish or Mahi Mahi, is one of Virginia’s most popular offshore fish species.
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The dolphin fish is one of the world's most brilliantly colored fish.
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Bizarre sea creature with glowing eyes surprises Nova Scotia fisherman

Bizarre sea creature with glowing eyes surprises Nova Scotia fisherman | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it
A fishing trawler off the coast of Newfoundland recently dragged up a creature from the depths of the ocean that made even the most experienced people on board do a double take.
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Be Anchor Savvy to Catch More Tog — durham wake county news

Be Anchor Savvy to Catch More Tog — durham wake county news | Saltwater Fishing in North America | Scoop.it

Why anchor design is important for recreational fishing boats... https://t.co/YFzUWEwwrR RT @Triangle_News_

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This article includes tips for catching tautog (blackfish).

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Saltwater Fishing News: Shearwater Artificial Reef

The Shearwater was sunk onto the Del-Jersey-Land Reef on Dec. 11, approximately 26 nautical miles southeast of Indian River Inlet.

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Shearwater was sunk at approximate coordinates of 38 deg. 31.200’ N Latitude and 074 deg. 30.800’W Longitude

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