Events

10/01/2019

Monthly Meeting

7pm - 9pm

Bucatino Restaurant and Wine Bar

Event Details

10/01/2019

Monthly Meeting

October 1, 2019 our speaker is Alex Zygmunt. Alex is a Graduate Research Assistant at UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST). Alex lives in Newport, RI and worked with the Northeast Fisheries Observer Program. He began at SMAST in the fall 2018 and have since been involved with possible impacts stemming from the introduction of the offshore wind industry. 


The School of Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) and Vineyard Wind, solicited concerns regarding the potential impacts created by the wind farm construction, turbine operation, and sub-sea power cable use. From workshops held in Massachusetts and Rhone Island, it was recommended to conduct pre- and post construction monitoring and surveys to support regional impact analysis. Offshore wind technology is rapidly expanding in the United States and leaves fishermen, management, and related industries concerned over the impacts to the marine environment. Through collaborative efforts between SMAST, Vineyard Wind, and Massachusetts’ Lobstermen’s Association, SMAST is carrying out American lobster, black sea bass, habitat, and finfish bottom-trawl surveys in the Vineyard Wind lease area.  Data collected will serve as a baseline for comparison in future surveys and will be used to assess potential fisheries impacts caused by offshore wind development.  Alex will discuss the process, implementation, and some preliminary results from these surveys at the October 1st meeting.


7pm - 9pm

Bucatino Restaurant and Wine Bar

11/05/2019

Monthly Meeting

7pm - 9pm

Bucatino Restaurant and Wine Bar

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11/05/2019

Monthly Meeting

November 5, 2019  FFA Speaker Bill  Prodouz. Topic is fishing Cuttyhunk Island. Bill will talk about his 2 day fishing experience while staying on Cuttyhunk. 


Cuttyhunk is known for its beautiful scenery and fun atmosphere, but has also made a name for itself as a premier striper fishing destination in the Elizabethan Islands.


Cuttyhunk sits in the middle of the striped bass prespawn staging area. Fish glut themselves on an abundance of squid and sand eels as well as school after school of bunker. Once the water warms to the perfect temperature, the fish move inland and up the many tributaries throughout Massachusetts and Maine to spawn. This makes for a great fishery full of fish ranging from small schoolies up to 50-pound-plus monsters. It is all about timing as to whether you will catch the big fish or just the schoolies.



7pm - 9pm

Bucatino Restaurant and Wine Bar

12/07/2019

FFA Annual Christmas Party

Sue's House

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12/07/2019

FFA Annual Christmas Party

FFA Members are cordially invited to our Holiday Cocktail Party & Potluck.


Bring an entree, appetizer, side dish, or dessert to share, and celebrate the season with an evening of food, friends, and festive fun! It is also BYOB!

Sue's House

01/07/2020

Monthly Meeting

7pm - 9pm

Bucatino Restaurant and Wine Bar

Event Details

01/07/2020

Monthly Meeting

Guest speaker for January 7, 2020 is Mike Laptew. Mike Laptew is know as the "Diving Fisherman". Mike has been diving for over half a century, and fishing since shortly after his first steps. A one-time competitive spearfisherman, he lay down his gun 21 years ago, and has shot fish exclusively with a camera over the intervening two-plus decades. He admits how lucky he’s been to shape a career around his driving passion.


Mike’s footage may be found in the International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) Museum in Dania Beach, FL, as well as at aquariums and universities nationwide. Laptew has contributed underwater footage of sailfish, striped bass, fluke, bluefish, and roosterfish—among many other key gamefish—to such televised programs as National Geographic’s Wild Chronicles and Strange Days on Planet Earth; Days of a Sportsman, Saltwater Sportsman, Walker’s Cay Chronicles, Out There, Fishing New England, along with numerous documentaries and PBS productions. His writing and photography have been featured in an array of national and regional fishing magazines including Field & Stream, Saltwater Sportsman, Gray’s Sporting Journal, The Redbone Journal, On The Water, Offshore/ Northeast Boating, Center Console Angler and The Fisherman Magazine.

7pm - 9pm

Bucatino Restaurant and Wine Bar

02/04/2020

Monthly Meeting

7pm - 9pm

Bucatino Restaurant and Wine Bar

Event Details

02/04/2020

Monthly Meeting

Open

7pm - 9pm

Bucatino Restaurant and Wine Bar

More Events

Other Fishing Related Events

MSBA MEMBERSHIP MEETING - Wednesday, September 25, 2019

 Dr. Mike Armstrong of MA DMF will be doing a presentation on Striped Bass, the recent assessment and the penning ASMFC management action. Dr Armstrong heads the MA DMF Recreational Fisheries Program AND is the current Chair of the ASMFC Striped Bass Management Board. This is not a formal ASMFC public hearing but will feel like it and is also a great opportunity to get questions answered before the actual public hearings which will occur about a week later.


Location:   Viking club in Braintree MA 

STRIPERFEST - SAVE THE DATE: STRIPERFEST 2019 - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

Location: Marine Park, 180 Scranton Avenue, Falmouth, MA


StriperFest is the biggest fishing party on the East Coast. Over a late summer weekend, thousands of fishermen and their friends and family come to Cape Cod to take boat demo rides, check out the sponsors’ displays, eat, drink and enjoy live music. Way more than just an awards ceremony for The Striper Cup, it’s the season-capping event of the year for striped bass fishermen.  http://www.stripercup.com/striperfest/ 

ASMFC Public Hearings on Striped Bass Draft Addendum VI, October 2nd and 3rd

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) is seeking public comment on Draft Addendum VI to Amendment 6 of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Striped Bass. A full schedule of public hearings is available at www.asmfc.org. Two public hearings will be held in Massachusetts, as follows:


October 2, 2019 at 6 PM

Crowne Plaza Woburn

15 Middlesex Canal Park Drive

Woburn, Massachusetts


October 3, 2019 at 6 PM

MA Maritime Academy, 

Admiral’s Hall 

101 Academy Drive 

Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts


Draft Addendum VI was initiated in response to the 2018 Benchmark Stock Assessment, which indicates the resource is overfished and experiencing overfishing. The Draft Addendum explores a range of management alternatives designed to end overfishing and reduce fishing mortality to the target level in 2020.