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  • What is a red herring?
    What is a 'red herring'?
    You have probably heard the phrase "a red herring." Usually this phrase is used during police investigations or other questioning situations. We know a herring is a fish, but what is a red herring? And what does it have to do with...
  • Panel to plan caps on river herring and shad fishing
    Panel to plan caps on river herring and shad fishing
    The River Herring & Shad Advisory Panel of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) has scheduled a webinar in June to discuss conservation and fishing caps. MAFMC announced the event in the Federal Register of Tuesday, May 20, 2014...
  • Fishing quotas increased for butterfish, herring, shad and squid
    Fishing quotas increased for butterfish, herring, shad and squid
    You can catch more of various species of fish this year in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. The National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) decided to increase the butterfish catch by eight percent and the landings limit by 24 percent for 2014 as compared to...
  • River herring status subject of forthcoming NOAA survey
    River herring status subject of forthcoming NOAA survey
    The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) wants fishermen to help it track two species of river herring.NOAA announced on Tuesday, March 25 that it plans to ask both recreational and commercial fishermen about the populations...
  • MAFMC meets in April to plan future of Atlantic fishing
    MAFMC meets in April to plan future of Atlantic fishing
    The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council announced on Friday, March 21 that it will conduct three days of meetings.The council will meet between Tuesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 10 at the Montauk Yacht Club, 32 Star Island Road, Montauk, NY...
  • Atlantic herring catch quota reduced in most areas for 2014
    Atlantic herring catch quota reduced in most areas for 2014
    The Atlantic herring catch limits for 2014 were just adjusted by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). On Wednesday, March 19, NMFS announced it is decreasing three limits and increasing one to compensate for overharvests and underharvests...
  • Captain Tom Blackburn pitching herring for Bluebacks on Lake Lanier
    Captain Tom Blackburn pitching herring for stripers on Lake Lanier
    Lake Sidney Lanier is an outstanding fishery northeast of Atlanta, and most visited during the spring and summer months. There’s a little cover on a third of the lake but submerged trees, brush piles, submerged humps and rockpiles and...
  • Federal role considered in managing herring and shad (Video)
    Federal role considered in managing herring and shad (Video)
    The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is seeking public input on its plans to manage harvesting of various species of fish. The council plans a series of public hearings and is taking written comments on its plans to develop fishery...
  • Holland
    When New York was New Amsterdam; and other Dutch things
    Ever watch the movieGangs of New York? It is about the different immigrants coming to the New World, preferably, the area of theFive Pointsin Lower Manhattan. The movie focused mainly on the Irish immigrants but also portrayed others from Germany...