The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the lead federal agency responsible for stewardship of offshore living marine resources, plans to survey recreational saltwater fisherman. The purpose is so that the agency may improve its understanding of anglers’ expectations and how they may change as more fish stocks recover. With this information, the agency may better plan fisheries’ management and plan for additional outreach and education of recreational saltwater fishermen.

The announcement for the survey, in the form of a proposal for the Office of Management and Budget, can be viewed here. More information regarding the agency’s responsiblities for marine ecosystems can be found here.

Visit ShoreThing’s Serious Fishing Gear collection for fresh new designs in technical and high performance fabrics that will keep you cool, comfortable and protected in the sun.

In the the second of three men’s only events on the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour, the Patria Direct Prague Open, Pedro Cunha and Ricardo Santos of Brazil claimed their second gold medal of 2012 and fourth overall together by defeating fellow Brazilians Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego.
Argentina and Uruguay earned a victory on the first day of the CSV Women’s Beach Volleyball Continental Cup final. The two countries will meet again to compete for a place at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Mauritius became the first country to clinch an Olympic berth at the African Continental Cup held in Rwanda. Mauritius, the gold medallists of All Africa Games, defeated Kenya on the final day.
The World Paddle Association announced the 2012 United States Paddle Championships to take place at Dana Point, California at Doheny State Beach. Hobie and Hennessey’s Inc. will sponsor.
Paddleboarders set a world record for the largest SUP lesson at a charity event to benefit breast cancer research in Newport Beach, CA.
17 year old Erin Dark of New South Wales, Australia won the junior girls final, and the open women’s final of the inaugural SUP Australia National Titles. Over 100 competitors competed for the first ever SUP Australia or SUPA Paddleboard National Titles.
Robert Pedigo caught a 427.9 lb Yellowfin off Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Though it is the heaviest recorded as landed by rod and reel, he will not get the record because a deckhand assisted in catching it.
Canadian sets Hawaii state tuna record with 231 lb Big Eye Tuna. Troy Kincaid, of Sascatchewan, set the record March 24th, fishing off Miloli’i, Hawaii.
The Pompano Beach SaltWater Shootout starts May 12. Part of the Mercury – SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit, it features a variety of family friendly fishing activities.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission warns of the danger of jumping sturgeon on the Suwannee River. The gulf sturgeon average forty pounds each, growing as large as 8 feet, 200 pounds. In 2011, six boaters were injured. Video.
The International Game Fish Association held its World Record Achievement Awards in Dania Beach, Florida in April. Sjon Harless received the award for First Place Female Saltwater Angler. She has achieved six world records in the waters of the Gulf of Papagayo in Northwestern Costa Rica.
Now you can look great on or off the water. We use the latest technical and high performance fabrics available to keep you cool and protected in the sun. Best of all, you’ll even feel comfortable wearing our fresh new designs to your favorite restaurant. ShoreThing apparel is built to last and is easy on your wallet.
The Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series schedules a seven stop tour for 2012. Every event is free for the public and each Sunday Final will be filmed for television. The tour will take place in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Belmar, NJ, Chicago, IL, hermosa Beach, CA, Milwaukee, WI, Manhattan Beach, CA and Huntington Beach, CA, starting May 27 and ending September 22.
U.S. women win gold at NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour event in Guatemala. Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik won the gold medal. The mens team, Matt Heagy and Tony Pray, took silver in the first international competition for both players.
Brazil’s Maria Antonelli & Talita Antunes, and China’s Chen Xue & Xi Zhang are unbeaten and become the first two teams to advance to the finals in the FIVB Brasilia Open. The Brazilian capital is celebrating its 52nd anniversary this coming. The tournament is the first of nine double-gender events on the 2012 schedule.
Pepperdine Takes Fourth Annual USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge, held in Hermosa Beach, CA. Following the tournament, the AVCA National Championship Selection Committee announced that Pepperdine, Long Beach State, Florida State University and College of Charleston have been selected to compete in the first Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championship.
SUP’er Catches Sailfish on Only 3rd Trip on New Board off Delray Beach, FL. Filming for Florida Sports Fishing TV, he had a camera crew handy and will air the footage in July.
Canadian man loses camera off SUP board, another finds it months later… and returns it. The camera was lost when a wave knocked it off its mount. The owner theorizes that Hurrican Irene washed it ashore. The finder posted the pictures, a friend saw them, and the man got his camera back ten months after losing it.
Waikiki Paddle Festival features Survivor SUP race, designed by Jamie Mitchell. The race, to be held May 5-6 will be “a series of elimination races done in the Le Mans style, where competitors must lineup, run and grab their board and paddle, then take to the water. The course design is based upon time, not distance, and will take paddlers through the surf as well as close to shore. The early rounds will be of approximately 30 minutes duration, and the final five rounds will be back-to-back elimination rounds of approximately 15 minutes each. Each round ends with a short sand sprint to a finish line where competitors either qualify or are eliminated based on first over the line.”
Friction between SUP’ers and surfers in Santa Cruz. A “No Stand Up Paddleboarding” sign was posted on the door of a store called SUP Shack. see also the note at the bottom of the report concerning a similarly realistic sign posted in South Africa.
safe subscribe
Visit Our Facebook PageCheck Out Our TweetsView Our BlogShoreThing on YouTube
© 2014 A Shore Thing Inc. All Rights Reserved
For ordering information contact us now at 1-877-910-5959 or Click Here!