17 May 2014

• Worm Hatches Reported in Rhode Island

“Several anglers reported worm hatches in rivers and coves in Narragansett Bay this week. All it took was a few days of warm weather.

”Reports are from both the East and West Passages of the Bay, and we can expect worm hatches in such places as Salt Pond in Narragansett, East Greenwich Cove, Allen Harbor, Wickford Cove, the Barrington and Warren Rivers in the West Passage as well as areas in Mt. Hope Bay.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ProvidenceJournal.com

• ASMFC Eyes New Limits on Striped Bass

“A federal commission is considering new limits on striped-bass fishing in eastern coastal states including New York that would reduce the harvest by around a third in one to three years, starting in January.

”At a meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, this week, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission discussed a range of proposals, such as keeping the status quo, increasing the minimum allowable size of keeper bass, reducing the number of fish that can be kept, and implementing a size range for keepers to allow larger and smaller fish to reach maturity and spawn. Commercial fishing would see a proportionate reduction.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Newsday.com

• Wreck of Columbus’s Santa Maria Found?

“Archaeologist Barry Clifford believes he has discovered the remains of Christopher Columbus's ship, the Santa Maria, which was lost at sea more than 500 years ago, off the coast of Haiti.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: TheWire.com

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