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Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
P.O. Box 3053
Edgartown, MA 02539
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By dbalon on 1/22/2015 9:39 PM
Check out this incredible photo of what is left of the Norton Point breach. It is now very close to closing and sealing itself off to Wasque Point. Thanks to Bill Brine for this awesome photo and for the Chappy Ferry Facebook page for posting it!

The link below will bring you to the Chappy Ferry Facebook page and directly to the photo. Be sure to check out the Chappy Ferry site as well as it has other pictures of the breach as well. 

Click here to be brought to the Chappy Ferry Facebook page for the full write up.



By dbalon on 1/15/2015 3:33 PM
January 12, 2015
Update by Ron Domurat

"Norton Point has been racing east to a point where it's now less than 150 yards from Wasque which you can see in the distance. It's migrated more than 200 feet in the last week and a half alone. It's still anybodys guess as to when it will close but it appears as though there is some shallow water between the end of Norton Point and Wasque."

Click here to see the photos or click on the PHOTO tab.

By dbalon on 1/2/2015 3:29 PM
MVSA Banquet and Raffle
Saturday, January 24th at noon
Old Whaling Church, Edgartown


Looking forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming annual banquet/awards/meeting.  Kathi and her team of volunteers have been working hard to get some great raffle prizes and silent auction donations lined up, plus Paula has an outstanding buffet planned.  As always, shucking and set-up help is welcome.  If you have some cycles on Sat morning to help out please join us at ~10:00AM on Jan 24’th

 

A few folks have reached out to let us know they won’t be able to attend.  If you can’t make the banquet and would like to continue your membership just send us a note and your 2015 dues ($30/household).  Make sure you include any contact info changes.  If you would like to participate in the raffle please include your ticket donation and how you would like it applied – schoolie, keeper, or lunker tickets.  If there’s no one at the banquet who can pass along your prize(s) we’ll figure out a way to get it to you.

 

The USPS address for the club is

PO Box 3053

Edgartown, MA 02539

 

Wishing you all  Happy New Year

 

Phil  

By dbalon on 12/16/2014 10:14 PM
Tackling a New Career; Apples Instead of Stripers
Vineyard Gazette
Mark Alan Lovewell
December 15, 2014

Steve V. Purcell sold Larry’s Tackle Shop Monday to Peter and Melissa Sliwkowski of Chappaquiddick. Mr. Purcell is leaving the Island to become a business manager at an orchard farm in North Brookfield. He said he has mixed feelings, both of appreciation and sadness. He said he has had a wonderful time at the store, and fishing the Vineyard with friends and customers.

Mr. Purcell bought the store in 2008, but he worked there for nearly two decades before that. “I had been on the Island six days, and Ruth Meyer, the store owner, offered me a job,” he said.

Read the full article by clicking here.

By dbalon on 12/16/2014 10:01 PM
SSA Awards $36.4 Million Contract for New Freight Ferry
Vineyard Gazette
Olivia Hull
December 15, 2014

The Steamship Authority has awarded a $36.4 million contract for a large new freight ferry.

At a meeting in Hyannis late last week, the boat line governors voted to hire Conrad Shipyard to build the ferry at their shipyard in Morgan City, La.

The steel ferry, which has already been named Woods Hole, will be built inside a large building at the Louisiana shipyard and delivered to Fairhaven by spring of 2016.

The boat will accommodate 384 people and 55 vehicles and will replace the freight ferry Governor, plying both the Nantucket and the Vineyard routes.

Click here to read the entire article. 

By dbalon on 12/14/2014 5:28 PM
Check out the last MVSA Newsletter for 2014! There is a lot of great information in this edition. Topics included are the December Meeting, January Awards Ceremony/Luncheon, In-House Derby standings, New owner of Larry's Tackle Shop, two new great Derby books, upcoming 2015 MVSA calendar of events and beach reports with some amazing photos from the TTOR.

Check out the full report enclosed here. Just click on the link below.

2014 Dec MVSA Newsletter.docx



By dbalon on 11/23/2014 8:32 AM
Enclosed is the latest November 2014 MVSA Newsletter. Get all the latest information including the new 2015 Striper regulations.


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

2014 November MVSA newsletter..docx
By dbalon on 11/1/2014 12:23 PM

ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Addendum IV for Implementation in 2015

October 31, 2014

Mystic, CT – The Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board approved Addendum IV to Amendment 6 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. The Addendum establishes new fishing mortality (F) reference points as recommended by the 2013 benchmark stock assessment. In order to reduce F to a level at or below the new target, coastal states will implement a 25% harvest reduction from 2013 levels. Chesapeake Bay states/jurisdictions will implement a 20.5% harvest reduction from 2012 levels since their fisheries were reduced by 14% in 2013 based on their management program. All states/jurisdictions will promulgate regulations prior to the start of their 2015 fisheries.

Click here to read the entire article.


By dbalon on 11/1/2014 12:02 PM
OnTheWater
By Jimmy Fee
October 30, 2014


Striped Bass Regulations to Change in 2015

Yesterday, I sat in on the meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Striped Bass Management Board. Representatives from North Carolina to Maine looked at the latest stock assessment and public comment to determine whether or not to change the striped bass regulations.

There was a clear divide between New York/New England and the Chesapeake Bay States. Representatives from the bay states insisted that their fishery was primarily on the smaller male striped bass that do not migrate from the bay, a segment of the population they believed to be healthy, while the coastal states, with the exception of New Jersey and Delaware, wanted to see an immediate reduction in fishing mortality on the Spawing Stock Biomass, that is the larger migratory fish, most of which are female. Options supported by the bay states included a 17% reduction in harvest, or an incremental 7% reduction in harvest over three years. The New England States and New York supported the most conservative option, a 25% reduction effective in 2015. In the end, a compromise was reached to reduce striped bass fishing mortality by 25% in the Coastal States and 20.5% in the Chesapeake Bay, beginning in 2015.

Click here to read the full article.

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
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