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Letter From Gov Northam on Bay Menhaden Overharvest

The Honorable Wilbur L. Ross Secretary of Commerce 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20230 Dear Secretary Ross: The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (AS MFC) recently voted unanimously to find Virginia out of compliance with the interstate fishery management … Continue reading

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2019 Bay Challenge Results

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club (www.esanglersclub.org) conducted its annual Bay Challenge fishing tournament on Saturday (Oct. 12), with 140 participants enjoying a good weather day and a lot of fishing action. Supported by numerous local businesses, the event … Continue reading

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Anglers To Hold Menhaden Management Update on Oct. 14

ONLEY — The Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club (www.esanglersclub.org) will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 14 in the conference room of the Sage Restaurant in Onley. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a presentation by … Continue reading

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Children’s Fishing Event a Big Success

Eighty-two Eastern Shore youngsters gathered on a bright and warm day at the Saxis Fishing Pier. Nearly 150 fish of various species were caught by the children, all of whom received a fishing rod and reel and a great introduction … Continue reading

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VMRC cuts fall and 2020 striped bass catch limit and size limit

VMRC cuts fall and 2020 striped bass catch limit and size limit, to take effect in Virginia waters as of Oct. 4, 2019. New regs are one striped bass per angler 20 to 36 inches in length.this from the VMRC … Continue reading

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How the 2020 Candidates for State Office View Menhaden and Their Management

Recently, the Board of Directors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club sent a letter to each of the four candidates for state office (two of whom are incumbent office holders), asking them about menhaden issues. Some Background Info … Continue reading

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Children’s Fishing Event a Success

Sunny skies and a light breeze greeted Eastern Shore youngsters who gathered June 2 at Morley’s Wharf Fishing Pier on Occohannock Creek. A few fish cooperated for the children, all of whom received a fishing rod and reel and a … Continue reading

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Youths Enjoy Surf Fishing with Anglers Club

Twenty youngsters took to the Assateague beach recently at the annual J. T. Bolding/Bill Mariner Memorial Youth Surf Fishing Outing, conducted by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club. Participants were tutored by club members and especially by members of … Continue reading

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Attack by menhaden industry unites conservation community

May 15, 2019 Attack by menhaden industry unites conservation community  Conservationists fear fox could end up guarding the henhouse in certification process In a biting piece of satire in the May 2019 issue of Sport Fishing Magazine entitled “Certifiably Absurd,” … Continue reading

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Striped Bass Provides Huge Economic Benefits for U.S. Coastal States

  FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. — Fishing—both recreational and commercial—is a powerful contributor to the economies of coastal communities, with striped bass among one of the most valuable fisheries along the Atlantic seaboard. This species is a valuable natural resource that generates significant … Continue reading

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