Washington, D.C. –The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation overwhelmingly approved S. 1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act) on Feb. 28. This legislation calls for critically important updates to the oversight of federal fisheries, including adding more tools to...

By Chris Horton Fisheries Program Director, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Mark Twain once said, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Some in the environmental community have taken that saying to heart in their efforts to discredit the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act...

By David Sneed, CCA NC Executive Director The NC Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) met for two days last week in Wrightsville Beach. In a bit of foreshadowing, Director Steve Murphey, in his opening remarks at his first MFC meeting as the Director of the Division of...

Originally posted on The Daily Reflector Sunday, May 21, 2017  By Nathan Summers Sports editor Nathan Summers is taking monthly excursions on the Tar River to explore the river’s character and its characters. [caption id="attachment_3282" align="alignleft" width="300"] NCWRC Fisheries Biologist Michael Fisk holding a Striped Bass.[/caption] When I began...