Virginia Bluefin Tuna State Record Broken

A 708-pound bluefin tuna, caught on February 16, 2020 by Jake Hiles, of Virginia Beach, has been certified as the new Virginia State Record by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament’s Director Lewis Gillingham. Hiles catch surpasses the previous state record … Continued

NOAA HMS Recreational Fisheries Economics Research

In December, NOAA Fisheries released the findings of two studies on the expenditures associated with Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) recreational fisheries. When combined with related findings from other recent assessments, these studies show that HMS recreational fishing contributes an … Continued