February 2018 President's Message
Since I last spoke with you, Bruce MacLeod and I traveled to Danvers for the ASMFC meeting regarding haddock and codfish. This was a frustrating trip, and sometimes it is easy to see why the fishery is in disarray. I gave an update on this at the last Salties meeting. Most recently, Ken Whiting and I attended a symposium in Rhode Island regarding the Magnusson Stevens Act. One of the things that became very apparent at the symposium was the fact that recreational fishermen are not on any boards up and down the East Coast. You can get your own updates on the fishery by searching for NOAA Fisheries and MA Department of Marine Fisheries.
We are within 30 days of our only fundraiser of our only fundraiser of the year, and we hope to see all of you there. As you know, this year’s Annual Banquet is on March 3 at the Doubletree Inn in Hyannis. You can get an application to attend on our website. If you have anything you would like to donate, like gift certificates you have not used, or new/lightly used fishing gear, you can bring it to the Feb. 28th meeting or contact me to pick it up.
In the past we have asked all members to bring in a new plug for the plug bucket, which is one of the raffle prizes awarded at the banquet. You can bring plugs in on the 28th, also. I would like to thank Richard Kelley and George and Joan Ford, who have already donated gift certificates.
The Annual Banquet is our only fundraiser and we need your participation through donations and attendance to make it a success.
Just to give you an example, our lawyer, under the direction of Randall Sherman, has submitted all the paperwork for the Cape Cod Salties Foundation. This will allow us to accept donations and grants for the new updated reef in front of Bass River. This is an unbelievable project for us to be involved in, and events like the Annual Banquet are how we help to fund it.
I hope to see every member at the March 3 banquet for socialization and support of all our events.
The 10th Annual Yard Sale being run by former Salties president Gary Brown for the benefit of the Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center will be held at the Riverway Restaurant on April 21 from 8:30-2:30. All proceeds go to this worthy cause. The Salties will have a table at this event. This is again how we use the money we raise.
Don’t forget about two fishing shows coming up next month!
- RISSA/New England Salt Water Fishing Show, Providence, RI,
- MA Striped Bass Show, Pembroke, MA,
In closing, please plan on attending your Annual Banquet on on March 3, and please consider donating something as a raffle prize
Club News and Information
The Board of Directors recommended Randall Sherman to be the Chairman of the foundation as well as the adoption of the bylaws of the foundation. Motions were brought to the membership for these two issues, they were voted on and unanimously approved.
Also stressed the importance of proper resuscitation and release of all species as an improperly released striped bass can take 7 to 10 days to die.
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Annual Banquet - Mark Your Calendars -
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Also don’t forget the Wives and Sweethearts dinner in April, it might be the last time you see them until the this fishing season comes to a close.
Book Report Suggestion
The same might be done for fish related recipes