Boats blocking public access are just as egregious as wealthy weekenders guarding "their" piece of a beach. With this crush of tourism in many coastal communities, people's laziness or belief their seasonal residence affords them a pass to year round laws, can block others from accessing water. Please, take your boats home.
Cod, fluke, Lawrence Thompson & Jerry Garcia make for a big week of Fish Wrap. Cod fishing is on pause for good reason, fluke are sparse but charitable, if that makes any sense, Lawrence and his family are pure joy to write about and Jerry, well, there's always room for Mr. Garcia in Fish Wrap, especially as we begin the days between.
Celebrating at URI's Mosby House, I learned the joy of being with women who choose to lead on the day our courts erased their right to choose. Some days it feels like our country is burning but some other days, we are blessed by the company of people who simply amaze us.
The American Saltwater Guides Association took the regulatory tiger by the tail to protect striped bass. According to Peter Jenkins, they're just getting started because they know, fish are worth more in the water than in a cooler.
It's Time To Ban Nips. End of sentence. Nips are those small, shiny booze bottles that are all the rage now and they keep ending up on the side of the road and in fish's streams. They are unrecyclable, they are unnecessary and they need to go. Drop the nip.
After two years at sea and a million years miraculously returning to the very waters of thier birth, river herring arrived with a full moon. Now their challenge is to get to their natal waters through countless animal predators and decaying impediments which quite often force them to turn around and return to the sea without spawning. Read how you can help these mighty forage fishes.
Our 2021 Fish Wrap Review highlights several of the characters and events which made last year so remarkable. Now, cheers to 2022 and fish abundance, more opportunities to hunt, hike and love the outdoors. Sign up for our newsletter and as always, thanks for reading Fish Wrap.