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The Magnuson Act is on the Chopping Block and it Needs Your Help

The Magnuson Act is on the Chopping Block and it Needs Your Help

Anglers Conservation Network

The Magnuson Act is on the Chopping Block and it Needs Your Help NOAA Fisheries has released a terrible proposal to revise key parts of the Magnuson Act that will put our fishery management system in jeopardy. The new proposal plays directly into the hands of commercial fishermen, allowing fishery managers to leave fish populations at lower levels and even cancel management of some species altoget... Read More »

Let’s Get this Season Started!

Let’s Get this Season Started!

Anglers Conservation Network / Blog Post / News / Recreational Fishing / Salt Water Fishing / Striped Bass

Blog by By Capt. Brian Rice– The past few weekends have kept me busy at the Suffern and Somerset shows with one of my sponsors: Shimano! Although the Suffern show was a bit light in terms of attendance the Somerset NJ Saltwater show was PACKED!!!!!! I have never seen as many people at any show as I did last Saturday. I am hoping that this is an indication of good things to come It was great ... Read More »

Safe Boating in post Sandy Waters

Safe Boating in post Sandy Waters

Anglers Conservation Network / Blog Post / Hurricane Sandy / New Jersey / Rec. Fishing Disaster Aid / Salt Water Fishing

While sometimes you hear stories which make you call BS the stories that come out of Sandy, even if they are half true, makes one have second thoughts about being the first one in the water this year.  Below are a few of the more notable stories which I have heard while bending my arm at my favorite watering hole.  Even if they aren’t true, they still all have a common theme…be cautious out there.... Read More »

A window of opportunity opens for Jersey’s Coastal Lakes

A window of opportunity opens for Jersey’s Coastal Lakes

Anglers Conservation Network / Coastal Lakes / Hurricane Sandy / New Jersey / News / Recreational Fishing / River Herring / Salt Water Fishing / Striped Bass

    Urban Coast Institutes Tony MacDonald addresses questions from the audience I attended a press conference held this afternoon by NJ state Senator Sean Kean to announce efforts to include restoration of our coastal lakes within the scope of work to be done for beach restoration and post Sandy shoreline mitigation. I have been working with the Coastal Lakes coalition for a couple of years a... Read More »

Setting your own personal slot limit- Don’t Kill the cows!

Setting your own personal slot limit- Don’t Kill the cows!

Anglers Conservation Network / New Jersey / Recreational Fishing / Salt Water Fishing / Striped Bass

When I started serious striper fishing back in the early 80’s it took me three years to catch my first bass. No, wise guy, it wasn’t because I was a bad fishermen, it was because there were NONE to catch. As hard as it is to imagine now, we (humans) had overfished and depleted the stock down to almost nothing. One of my fondest fishing memories took place one early morning on the Navesink river. I... Read More »

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