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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has published the 2019 commercial and recreational fishing regulations on the Federal Regulations page of its website. The regulations will be updated throughout the year as regulatory changes are made. Additionally, on January 1, 2019 the Council will fully transition its federal fishing regulations to the Fish Rules mobile application. To keep up...
Kiyomura Corp owner Kiyoshi Kimura, left, with the bluefin tuna for which he made a wining bid at the annual New Year auction, in Tokyo on Saturday. CREDIT: AP
Kiyoshi Kimura, who owns a chain of sushi restaurants (Sushizanmai chain) set a record purchasing a 613-lb Bluefin Tuna caught off the coast of northern Japan's Aomori prefecture, at Tokyo's famous new year fish auction. Kimura set a record by paying more than $3 million for a bluefin tuna in the year's first auction at Tokyo's new fish market, exceeding his own record price of 1.1m in...
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BigWater Adventures Season 12 The new season of BigWater Adventures airs tomorrow January 1st, 2019 at 6:30 AM EST! Mark and the BigWater Adventures team head to Tropic Star Lodge in Pinas Bay, Panama. Tropic Star Lodge provides amazing fishing for Marlin, Tuna, Dorado, and a long list of trophy species offshore, and even more bucket-list inshore game fish. Believe the Hype! Tune in Live...
What a difference a year makes.  A year ago the temperature was dropping and many creeks, shallow bays and more were freezing.  There were speckled trout stuns and kills and in a few places it was bad enough there were also red drum kills. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries responded to numerous calls regarding the trout stuns and kills...
Oak Island Recreation Department Offers Saltwater Fishing School    Fishermen wanting to improve their skills and add more fish to their coolers during 2019 have two opportunities to learn from a pair of the best on February 2 and 9, 2019. Captains Butch Foster and Jerry Dilsaver will be the featured speakers at a pair of all-day fishing school presented by...
Some fishermen consider bluefin tuna to be dinosaurs still swimming in the ocean. Atlantic bluefin tuna have very few natural predators. Weighing in at over 1000 pounds in some cases, these fish face few natural threats. Orca whales and sharks are generally their largest predators. ICCAT (International Committee for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) is a coalition of most of the...
In the past few days, someone pointed out to me that I have often described a trip to ICAST (International Convention of the Allied Sportfishing Trades) as a lot like visiting Santa's workshop.  I stand by that comment.  It really is like a sneak preview of Christmas during July.  Well, now we're approaching Christmas and some of the ICAST...
ASA 60 in 60
Alexandria, VA – December 6, 2018 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), which represents the sportfishing industry, highlighted what the industry is doing to increase recreational fishing participation during the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) annual State Marketing Workshop held December 5 and 6, in Atlanta, Ga. ASA staff focused on what the industry can do to support...
Pamlico Community College Feb 23, 2019, 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM 5049 NC-306, Grantsboro, NC 28529 Pamlico Community College/Delemar Center 2019 Inshore Institute Fishing School All Star Lineup Special Guest - Mark Davis Host of BigWater Adventures Captain Ricky Kellum - The Speckled Specialist Captain Gary Dubiel - Spec Fever Guide Service Captain Richard Andrews - TarPam Guide Service Captain Noah Lynk - Noah's Ark Charters Captain Ray Massengill - Down East Guide...
Morehead City - Bluefin Tuna
General Category Bluefin Tuna General Category December subquota set at 50 mt and opens on December 1, 2018.  The daily retention limit will be one large medium or giant bluefin tuna (measuring 73” or greater) per vessel per day/trip. This action applies to General category (commercial) permitted vessels and to HMS Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement...

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