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Tuna News 4/24/2013

For those of you keeping up with world tuna news from across the Saltwater Nation, there are two stories of interest coming from Asia today. First, Fishnewseu.com  (a UK commercial fishing news site) is reporting that the Sri Lankan government is finally offering support of the tuna fisheries improvement project (FIP), an important tuna fisheries […]

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King Salmon Restrictions on Lower Cook Inlet

Those of you planning to fish the king runs in the lower Cook Inlet this year should keep an eye out for newly imposed restrictions. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sportfisheries has announced that Lower Cook Inlet stream and marine waters will be “managed conservatively during the 2013 season.” For more […]

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Charelston Area Anglers Gear Up for Cobia

Following our post yesterday about cobia in the Destin, Florida area, we heard from a few Saltwater Nation citizens from Charleston, South Carolina who reminded us that late April and early May is also cobia time in Southern South Carolina. Cobia can be found around nearshore and offshore reefs. As the water warms, some may […]

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Ed Dwyer’s 2013 Otherside Invitational

Ed Dwyer’s 2013 Otherside Invitational will be held next week April 26-28. Boats from Port Canaveral will have from 6:00am (lines in) to 9:00 pm (lines out) to find their fish and return to dock. Anglers will be targeting Yellowfin tuna, dolphin, wahoo, skip jack tuna, and four categories of billfish: blue marlin, white marlin, […]

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Shane Wilson and Fishing’s Future

Shane Wilson, Founder and Chairman of Fishing’s Future [Image from: http://fishingsfuture.org/shanewilson ] Congratulations to Shane Wilson, founder and chairman of the non-profit organization Fishing’s Future for another successful fishing event in South Padre Island, Texas. As Wilson explains: “I created an organization to put kids and parents back together. Our clinics run through 20 minute […]

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Alaska Department of Fish and Game Releases New Google Earth Application

From the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: “The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Sport Fish recently developed a new Google Earth mapping application that is now posted on the department’s website and available for public use. The application provides anglers and other information seekers with easy access to contour maps, […]

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Cobia Bite is On!

We’re getting word from citizens of the Saltwater Nation around Destin, Florida that the cobia have started to move in as waters are warming. Most of the fish have been in the 30-40 lb range, though a few over 60lbs have started to show up as well. Anglers are having good luck using eels and […]

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Tracking Keys Commercial Fishing

The Miami Herald reports that local commercial fishermen in Key Largo, Florida unanimously voted yesterday to oppose mandatory satellite tracking for vessels fishing for snapper and grouper. The meeting and vote come in response to a South Atlantic Fishery Management Council proposal to require all federal snapper-grouper permit holders to install vessel monitoring systems on […]

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