The One That Got Away: a World Record
Kib Bramhall
On that Thursday although I knew that the bonito were off Cape Pogue, the north wind in the early morning made it too rough for my boat, a 14-foot aluminum skiff. So I decided to hit the surf.
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Gone Potting! Black Sea Bass Fishery Is Good Business
Mark Alan Lovewell
On Tuesday morning Capt. David (Tubby) Medeiros, 50, and his son Cory, 14, head out early in their boat, Billie H., to haul pots of black sea bass.
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Catch of the Day May Be Nothing But Net
Alex Elvin

It was on the Vineyard that Paul Greenberg first encountered the beauty of a functioning ecosystem, where fishing was not merely a symbolic act.

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Three Sites Under Study As Marine Sanctuaries in Waters Off Vineyard
Remy Tumin

An Island-based group that includes fishermen, a documentary filmmaker and a world-renowned oceanographer are leading an unprecedented effort to create three marine protected areas in waters south of the Vineyard.

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Cod Stocks in Steep Decline, NOAA Report Says
Julia Wells
A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found that cod stocks in the Gulf of Maine are at an all-time low.
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Commercial Striper Season Off to Slow Start
Mark Alan Lovewell

Many striped bass fishermen are reporting a poor catch early in the season. The commercial fishery opened June 23. New rules are in place this year with lower daily bag limits and reduced fishing days.

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Fish Proves Nine Lives Not Just For Cats
Tom Dunlop
You’ve heard those fish stories about the one that got away. Jason Hershey of Edgartown has a tale about the many things he did just to let one go. The story begins at Lobsterville Beach and ends at Sengekontacket, with a few twists along the way.
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Last Run for Menemsha's Quitsa Strider II
Olivia Hull
The Quitsa Strider II, an iconic fishing dragger that has long been synonymous with the working waterfront in Menemsha, has been sold to a New Bedford dealer. Matthew Mayhew and his father, Jonathan Mayhew, made their final run on the 72-foot dragger to New Bedford last Friday.
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Seeking to Extend Bass Season, State Lowers Daily Bag Limit
Mark Alan Lovewell
On Thursday night the Massachusetts marine fisheries advisory commission set the new commercial striped bass season to open on June 23 this year. Commissioners dropped the daily bag limit from 30 fish to 15 fish per fisherman. Rod and reel fishing permits are limited to two fish per day.
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Game Fish Status Needed
I completely agree with the view Captain Contessa expresses in the Feb. 28 letter/commentary about stronger striper regulations needed.
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