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Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
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Edgartown, MA 02539
By dbalon on 10/30/2014 3:27 PM
Enclosed is the latest October 2014 MVSA Newsletter. Get all the latest information now that everyone is back in stride after the 69th Martha's Vineyard Bass & Bluefish Derby!

Click on the link below to download the official copy....Enjoy!

2014 October 2014 MVSA Newsletter.docx
By dbalon on 10/26/2014 8:01 PM

MVC waters down request for solar lights on new state fishing pier

MV Times
By Janet Hefler
October 22, 2014

Acting on a request from the state Division of Marine Fisheries, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) last month approved modifications to the Oak Bluffs public fishing pier that will include bait-cutting surfaces on the railing and a hand-operated water pump. But the MVC scaled back a request to place solar powered lights along the length of the pier, which has become a popular stroll.

The MVC review sparked some sharp exchanges among the commissioners. Several commission members disagreed on whether the improvements were significant enough to require a public hearing, and whether the addition of lights is necessary.

Click here to read the entire article.
By dbalon on 10/26/2014 10:25 AM
Re-post of Stripers Forever, MD DNR 2014 YOY Striper Report
October 23, 2014

MD DNR 2014 YOY Figures

MD has just released the 2014 young of the year figures for striped bass. The graph below shows the arithmetic mean numbers:


The 2014 number is 11.02. This is sure to be a great number for the spin doctors. Looking at it positively this may be the best of the last three years, but in reality this is another very mediocre number and certainly not one that will allow continuing harvesting striped bass at current levels. One of our SF board members once said that a classic sign of a species in trouble is when both the lows and the highs of spawning success are in decline. The average of the last 3 years is now about 5.9 which is only slightly better than the levels experienced during the crash of the late 70s and 80s and just half of the long term average of 11.8 taken from 1957 through 2014.

Click here to read the full report.