Saltwater Central - Quit Fishing Start Catching

Register for FREE to Use our Offshore Fishing Resources
Select State -
Staff Online:Instant Message Site Admin Capt_DaveFind all forum posts by Capt_DaveCapt_Dave
Saltwater Central - Quit Fishing Start Catching
Saltwater Central - Quit Fishing Start Catching
Saltwater Central - Quit Fishing Start Catching
October 1, 2016 4:00 pm EDT
Location: 33.436N 77.743W
Wind Dir: SE (140°)
Wind Speed: 14 knots
Wind Gust: 16 knots
AT Ps: 30.03 in (1016.8 mb)
Ps Tendency: -0.04 in (-1.2 mb)
Air Temp: 79°F (26.3°C)
Dew Point: 71°F (21.5°C)
Water Temp: 82°F (27.6°C)

Saltwater Central - Quit Fishing Start Catching
There are currently 723 Guests and 96 Members online NOW!
MA - 1 , VA - 1 , NC - 75 , SC - 5 , EFL - 1 , WFL - 4 , LA - 1 , TX - 2 ,


Need help getting Logged In?
Just drop us an e-mail at HelpDesk@SaltwaterCentral.Com

Congress members push for Fluke assessment
Friday, September 30, 2016 @ 06:20:06 EDT

Members of Congress Push for Benchmark Assessment of Summer Flounder in 2017

New Gretna, NJ - In a bipartisan letter submitted to Assistant Administrator for Fisheries Eileen Sobeck on Thursday, members of the House of Representatives stressed the importance of scheduling a benchmark assessment for summer flounder in 2017.  Citing the socioeconomic value of the commercial and recreational summer flounder fishery and the looming quota reductions proposed for 2017 and 2018 due in part to a lack of data, Rep. Tom MacArthur and 4 other representatives indicate that any delay in the assessment of summer flounder "would be a major mistake and threaten the health of the summer flounder population as well as the economy of the communities the fishery supports."

At issue are the findings of the 2016 assessment update which indicate that a 30% reduction to the 2017 summer flounder total allowable catch (TAC) was required based on predicted low recruitment and spawning stock biomass (SSB) relative to the SSB target.  These findings were driven by the results of the 2013 summer flounder benchmark assessment which utilized an out-dated stock assessment modeling approach.  If unchanged, the resulting 2017 TAC will be one of the lowest quotas in the management history of the summer flounder fishery. 

A benchmark assessment is needed in 2017 so better assessment techniques that are now available can be used to assess both male and female summer flounder independently based on their different life history characteristics.  A sex-specific assessment approach can better predict the stock size/recruitment relationship and other biological reference points.  Also, biological data on male and female summer flounder gathered primarily from the recreational fishery over the past two years must be inserted into the stock assessment.  Doing so would close significant data gaps which produce uncertainty in the current assessment and further reduces available quota. 

"It is imperative that the benchmark  assessment is scheduled for 2017 as a  benchmark assessment is the only opportunity to incorporate new data sources as well as utilize a different modeling approach developed by Dr. Pat Sullivan under a multiple year science program directed and funded by Save the Summer Flounder Fishery Fund (SSFFF)," explained Greg Hueth, Chairman of SSFFF.  "If not, both the commercial and recreational industry are going to be in big trouble over the next few years due to the  reductions that NOAA is proposing. "

"We appreciate Mr. MacArthur taking the lead on this issue and understanding the need and urgency to improve the science used to set annual fishing limits for fisheries such as summer flounder,"  stated Jim Donofrio, Executive Director of the RFA.  "The industry has made considerable investment in fieldwork and data analysis to address many of the deficiencies in the stock assessment for summer flounder.  It is our hope that NOAA Fisheries acknowledges this work and recognizes the importance of scheduling a benchmark assessment for summer flounder in 2017 in light of the significant quota reductions proposed for 2017 and 2018."
 

Read More

MassWind Energy surveys Begin south of the Vineyard

Leftist anti fishing Ocean over stating findings

NOAA Seeks Comments on an Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit for a Study

Coast Guard responding to possible person in the water in Dark Head Creek

Public Access Bill to be Discussed at Joint Field Hearing on Thursday

Congress bars national marine monument appropriations

Coast Guard rescues 1 in Isle of Wight Bay near Ocean City, Md.

Search suspended for missing diver in Shark River Inlet, NJ

State certifies new state record for pigfish

Gulf of Mexico Recreational Gray Triggerfish Federal Fishing Season Will Remain

Custom Made Big Game Tackle



Offshore Fishing Tackle






Last 30 Forum Messages

Truth Reels for sale Truth Reels for sale
Last post by amandagailfishingteam
Oct 01, 2016 at 04:14 PM


For-Hire Limited Entry Top Agenda for SAFMC meeting September 12-16, 2016 in Myrtle Beach, SC For-Hire Limited Entry Top Agenda for SAFMC meeting September 12-16, 2016 in Myrtle Beach, SC
Last post by ChrisMcCaffity
Oct 01, 2016 at 02:58 PM


MHC Offshore 092916 MHC Offshore 092916
Last post by CAPTPICKLE
Oct 01, 2016 at 02:28 PM


What is coming next Wednesday weather wise? What is coming next Wednesday weather wise?
Last post by DOGKILLR
Oct 01, 2016 at 02:24 PM


1986 Johnson 15, low compression, won 1986 Johnson 15, low compression, won't start when warm
Last post by mattmuttsmith
Oct 01, 2016 at 02:12 PM


2009 34 Yellowfin 2009 34 Yellowfin
Last post by Lapp
Oct 01, 2016 at 02:08 PM


Monday 10/3 - Oregon Inlet Monday 10/3 - Oregon Inlet
Last post by Vitamin_Sea
Oct 01, 2016 at 12:19 PM


Ocean Master 31 2006 Original owner Ocean Master 31 2006 Original owner
Last post by Bigblue
Oct 01, 2016 at 10:33 AM


Sunday 10/2 Sunday 10/2
Last post by Scientist
Oct 01, 2016 at 09:52 AM


EPIRB and battery EPIRB and battery
Last post by Stratos-Fear
Oct 01, 2016 at 08:58 AM


Fat alberts/bones out by the #5 off of Osterville Fat alberts/bones out by the #5 off of Osterville
Last post by Capt_Rich
Oct 01, 2016 at 08:31 AM


Missing 4 rods Missing 4 rods
Last post by HuntersHaven
Oct 01, 2016 at 08:14 AM


WHO DOES BEST CANVAS & UPHOLSTERY- SOUTHPORT TO OCEAN IS WHO DOES BEST CANVAS & UPHOLSTERY- SOUTHPORT TO OCEAN IS
Last post by Curmudgeon
Oct 01, 2016 at 12:11 AM


Late Report: King of the Cape Late Report: King of the Cape
Last post by Asnell9
Sep 30, 2016 at 09:12 PM


2006 Grady White Gulfstream 232 2006 Grady White Gulfstream 232
Last post by CaptBC
Sep 30, 2016 at 09:03 PM


Rec fishermen about to get destroyed Rec fishermen about to get destroyed
Last post by blackknight210
Sep 30, 2016 at 08:24 PM


NC Commercial Fishing License NC Commercial Fishing License
Last post by Crumbsnatcher
Sep 30, 2016 at 07:43 PM


WANTED: 19-21 WANTED: 19-21' Skiff or Bay
Last post by blueoceaneyez
Sep 30, 2016 at 07:39 PM


Grouper Trolling Grouper Trolling
Last post by Matador
Sep 30, 2016 at 07:08 PM


What What's up with ReefCast?
Last post by Capt_Dave
Sep 30, 2016 at 06:10 PM


MHC/Beaufort Inshore Guide MHC/Beaufort Inshore Guide
Last post by Rustyone
Sep 30, 2016 at 06:04 PM


300s Beaufort Inlet 300s Beaufort Inlet
Last post by JMarques
Sep 30, 2016 at 05:36 PM


US Open KMT US Open KMT
Last post by jasfishin
Sep 30, 2016 at 05:18 PM


Mathew Storm/Hurricane?? Mathew Storm/Hurricane??
Last post by pirateslife4me
Sep 30, 2016 at 05:03 PM


Recent stream trips out of NTI Recent stream trips out of NTI
Last post by chumbucket
Sep 30, 2016 at 04:35 PM


2008 ONSLOW BAY 23T 2008 ONSLOW BAY 23T
Last post by fleetsails01
Sep 30, 2016 at 04:07 PM


Offshore Saturday Offshore Saturday
Last post by grover
Sep 30, 2016 at 03:06 PM


Putting a boat to work Putting a boat to work
Last post by zigzag
Sep 30, 2016 at 02:50 PM


Berretta Outlander 300 Max5 Realtree for Sale $600 Berretta Outlander 300 Max5 Realtree for Sale $600
Last post by kitz-sea
Sep 30, 2016 at 02:49 PM


New Boat New Boat
Last post by Bharbaugh
Sep 30, 2016 at 01:52 PM



SaltwaterCentral.Com


Free Towing - Free Soft Ungroundings
Fishing Gear for Sale

Truth Reels for sale Truth Reels for sale
Last post by amandagailfishingteam
Oct 01, 2016 at 16:14:36
2009 34 Yellowfin 2009 34 Yellowfin
Last post by Lapp
Oct 01, 2016 at 14:08:07
Ocean Master 31 2006 Original owner Ocean Master 31 2006 Original owner
Last post by Bigblue
Oct 01, 2016 at 10:33:20
2006 Grady White Gulfstream 232 2006 Grady White Gulfstream 232
Last post by CaptBC
Sep 30, 2016 at 21:03:53
WANTED: 19-21 WANTED: 19-21' Skiff or Bay
Last post by blueoceaneyez
Sep 30, 2016 at 19:39:20
2008 ONSLOW BAY 23T 2008 ONSLOW BAY 23T
Last post by fleetsails01
Sep 30, 2016 at 16:07:05
2000 Kevlacat 2800 2000 Kevlacat 2800
Last post by JBarefoot
Sep 30, 2016 at 11:39:43



Onslow Bay Boatworks

What does THIS have to do with fishing?

Fishing + Girls = :)


NOTHING!