It's gratifying to see the fines start to match the crime. Clearly progress. http://www.fis.com/fis/worldnews/wor...id=39496&ndb=1
Bob Oberg is a kayak fishing specialist and here he nails the explanation of why voting yes for Referendum #4 is a good idea for fish and fishermen in a post on the SNESA Board
"Rocky Point is the last great property on the bay! It is a mile long! It is like getting Colt State Park on the west bay, minus the landscaping. This opportunity will never come again. It is shocking that we have a chance now. The only reason this property is available is because the economy is so terrible
Last night I was listening to WEEI on my way home and was very pleasantly suprised to hear a radio ad challenging Deval Patrick to remove the industrial trawlers from Massachusetts waters. This harvest is so thorough and therefore debilitating to the inshore fishery that it has caused commercial and recreational fisherman to join together in opposition.
This morning the good folks at RISAA shared this press release.
*Lawsuit Filed to Protect River Herring and Shad*
This Op Ed has appeared a number of places since it first appeared in the Pro Jo on Saturday. Tim Coleman was for many years the Editor of The Fisherman back when it was THE place to get reasonably current fishing info. He has also authored a number of surf casting books. This amounts to a lifetime spent in the South County surf. He also included in his research two of the best when he spoke with Dennis Zambrotta and Steve McKenna among others. Having spent time in the shop with DZ and Steve I
The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is building it's conservation case with economic data.
Flats fishing generates $141m annually. http://www.tarbone.org/news-a-events...ct-report.html