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Fishing News and Tide Chart
September 13, 2018

Fishing Report - Baby Bluefin
Submitted by Dr. Ken Neill

FI2 13Sep18Yesterday, we ran the Healthy Grin with Dr. John Graves out in search of young-of-the year bluefin tuna. Basically, it is fishing for Spanish mackerel offshore. There are special research permits involved....so don't do this at home. We caught a bunch of little blackfin tuna...which look very similar to bluefin at that size...skipjack tuna, dolphin, bullet tuna, and a single bluefin tuna. So success, sort of. We also had 4 white marlin come in. Got bites from 3 (on ballyhoo, not on the little spoons), and caught 2. The science people come for the baby tuna. My crew comes for the bycatch.
FI 13Sep18

ASMFC Public Hearing on Atlantic Cobia
Submitted by Pat Greer

On August 28, 2018, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) announced the schedule for state public hearings to discuss the Atlantic Cobia Public Information Document (PID). The ASMFC wishes to gather input from stakeholders about changes observed in the fishery/resource and potential management measures that should be considered for inclusion in Draft Amendment 1. The PID seeks input on three main issues: recommended management for federal waters, a harvest specification process, and biological monitoring requirements.

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 6pm on the Fourth Floor.

Public Comments will be accepted until 5PM (EST) on October 4, 2018 and should be forwarded to Dr. Michael Schmidtke, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, 1050 N. Highland St, Suite A-N, Arlington, VA 22201; 703.842.0741 (FAX) or at comments@asmfc.org (Subject line: Cobia PID).


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