Category: Angling News

Black Sea Bass Season A Success

News, Sea Bass Update – We’ve just wrapped up a very successful February Black Sea Bass Recreational season. The success is due in large part to your cooperation with VMRC staff in gathering information on this popular fishery. This information is vital since the Marine Recreational Intercept Program (MRIP) which typically gathers recreational catch and …

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Black Sea Bass Season Established

By Dr. Ken Neill, III – At this month’s VMRC meeting a February recreational sea bass season was established. It will run the entire month and will be very similar to the February season we had last year: “It shall be unlawful for any person fishing recreationally to take, catch, or possess any black sea …

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Permanent link to this article: https://vbsf.net/2019/01/25/black-sea-bass-season-established/

NOAA Request for Comments: Proposed Changes to Golden Tilefish Regulations

Noaa Southeast Regional Office Fishery Bulletin;  Request for Comments: Proposed Changes to Golden Tilefish Regulations in Federal Waters of the South Atlantic Region NOAA Fisheries requests your comments on a proposed rule for golden tilefish.  The proposed actions would reduce golden tilefish catch limits based on the most recent population assessment.  The purpose of the action is …

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Permanent link to this article: https://vbsf.net/2018/10/05/noaa-request-for-comments-proposed-changes-to-golden-tilefish-regulations/

NOAA Bluefin Tuna Season News

NOAA Fisheries transfers 55 metric tons of Atlantic bluefin tuna quota to the General category for the October through November 2018 subquota period and closes the fishery as of Friday, October 5, 2018. NOAA Fisheries transferred 40 metric tons (mt) from the Harpoon category and 15 mt from the Reserve category and will close the General category …

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ASMFC & MAFMC Approve Catch and Landings Limits for Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass and Bluefish for 2019

ASMFC & MAFMC Approve Catch and Landings Limits for Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass and Bluefish for 2019 ASMFC Approves Black Sea Bass Addendum XXXI for Public Comment Virginia Beach, VA – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) reviewed previously approved specifications for scup and established …

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Permanent link to this article: https://vbsf.net/2018/08/27/asmfc-mafmc-approve-catch-and-landings-limits-for-summer-flounder-scup-black-sea-bass-and-bluefish-for-2019/