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 Capt Paul Eidman

What the heck is MRIP?

NOAA heard our cry for fisheries management data that is based upon sound science and angler input. Not just another acronym that anglers need to know, but the Marine Recreational Information Program is something we all need to acknowledge and be a part of. Read more »

Why I won't be on the Keep Fisherman Fishing Rally Bus to D.C.

The organizers of the “Keep Fishermen Fishing” rally this week in Washington D.C. are encouraging fishermen to pile on buses from New Jersey to “educate and inform legislators . . .on the onerous and devastating effect the current law is having on angler access and the angling experience. . . .” Read more »

Don't cut the Sandy Hook Marine Sciences Lab!

 

At a time when commercial and recreational fisherman are demanding more intelligence and better data from NOAA, why is this state of the art facility and its staff on the chopping block? Closing this location will have major regional implications on fish, fisherman and habitat in New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

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Keep Our Bait In The State

 

DEPLETION OF FORAGE FISH IN COASTAL NEW ENGLAND WATERS RESPONSIBLE FOR APPEARANCE OF OUT OF STATE BOATS ALONG JERSEY SHORES Read more »

River Herring in Peril- A Call to action

I am in the process of developing a grass roots, volunteer effort and create a "Herring Lift" program along the mid Atlantic region, starting right here in NJ to help preserve what is left of the depleted river herring population. If you or an organization you work with is interested in helping out, please reach out to me ASAP.

The term “River herring” is actually used to describe two anadromous species, The Alewife and Blueback.

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LEMMINGS TO WASHINGTON, LINE FORMS TO THE RIGHT...

There is a “United we fish” rally planned for the end of February and this is one fisherman that won’t be going on the trip. I find the entire premise of this event to be very misleading to sporting anglers like myself and the recreational angling community.
As stated by the organizers of this rally, Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA), the mission is to call out “against the unintended negative impacts of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). Read more »

FORAGE FISH 101

Menhaden with mouth in feeding mode. Read more »

One Heck of a Nor Eastah

I couldn't resist taking a ride this evening at High tide to take a look at the beach. I started in Spring Lake and worked my way north thru Belmar. Ocean ave in Spring lake was a real mess. It looked more like it does during a snow storm, except it was all sand. Sand piled up along the roadway and then covering the road itself.  Read more »

Chinco Pony Getaway

 

I was looking to leave town with my daughter and take a nature based, mini vacation as this summer has been exceptionally hectic and we really needed to get away. It had to meet a few basic requirements, it needed to be short range, economical and laid back. She is really into horses and I am "Joe kayak" so we came up with a perfect way to combine the both of them. We decided a road trip down to Virginia and Maryland's Asseteague Islands would be perfect.

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