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

Atlantic Striped Bass Interstate Fishery Management Plan Addendum VI

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board recently approved Addendum VI to Amendment 6 of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. The Addendum reduces all state commercial quotas by 18%, and implements … Continued

Virginia State Record Gray Triggerfish

A 6-pound 12-ounce gray triggerfish has been certified as the initial Virginia State Record for the species by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. The record-setting triggerfish was caught on November 1, 2017 by Dave Walden of Yorktown, VA. The fish … Continued