January 2018 President's Message
This past Tuesday, five of us went to MA Maritime Academy to speak on draft Addendum XXX with ASMFC regarding the black sea bass. About 50 people attended, and after much discussion, we voted to support Table B2. This change in the law will potentially increase the days for black sea bass fishing in Massachusetts from 102 to 185, a gain of 83 days. We also voted to have this remain in place for two years. If you would like to send an email in support of the vote we took, please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: Draft Addendum XXX), asking for support for the above-listed B2 for two years.
I recently emailed our US MA Senators Warren and Markey asking for their support on the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and I received emails from both thanking the Salties and me for our input. The next piece of legislation that I will be involved in comes up on , when Board of Directors member Bruce MacLeod and I will attend a meeting of the NEFMC in Danvers, MA regarding recreational measures for the fishing year 2018, specifically with regards to Gulf of Maine cod and haddock fishing and possibly Georges Bank cod fishing. Before we leave the legislation section, I wanted you to know that I had sent out a general broadcast last weekend regarding the black sea bass meeting on Jan. 9. For the first time we had most of the 200 emails rejected, and it was not until early Monday and Tuesday of this week that the members actually received the message. No one was intentionally left out of the meeting notice.
Thanks to the sixteen people who have already registered for the Annual Banquet on . I hope the rest of you will get your registrations in as soon as possible.
To the 41 of you who have sent in your 2018 dues, thank you. To the other 210, please write your check and send it in ASAP.
Here is the news on our two big charter boat rental fishing trips. John Sorcenelli has scheduled for the haddock trip on the Captain John, and Ken Whiting has for the Helen H fluke trip. When these trip applications become available, if you intend to go, get the applications in as soon as possible, because both of these trips will sell out.
We will have the plug bucket available for donations at the meetings. Please bring something in to donate. If you have gift certificates that you have not used and do not intend to use, or even better would like to turn in as potential prizes, please bring them also.
Here are the dates for some of the fishing shows that will be starting up quickly:
- Fly Fishing Show, Marlborough, MA
- New England Fishing & Outdoor Show, DCU Center, Worcester, MA,
- RISSA/New England Salt Water Fishing Show, Providence, RI,
- MA Striped Bass Show, Pembroke, MA,
The January 2018 Fisherman Magazine reported that two MA House of Representatives members filed House Bill 465 and House Bill 466 regarding taking away commercial striped bass fishing in MA and other guidelines regarding striped bass fishing in our state. You can google these bills at the MA House with the corresponding numbers to get an outline. This is something we should monitor.
In closing, please plan on attending your Annual Banquet on , and please consider donating something as a raffle prize. I hope that on , we can get off to a great start for fishing on Cape Cod in 2018!
Thanks, and hold tight!
Jack (email@example.com, 508 394-2983)
Club News and Information
- Vice President: C. Randall Sherman
- Secretary: Barry Sullivan
- BOD 3 year term: Bruce Macleod
- BOD 2 year term: Bill Delude
- Per prior notice: Bill Cottle moved to Past President/Trustee position as per bylaws and BOD
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By Laws Updated
- Add reference sentence for scholarship grants
- Add new Article III the anti-discrimination clause
- Add reference that CCS and BOD would comply with a new Conflict of Interest Policy (To be attached, not in By Laws)
One of our members brought up an opportunity. He participates in a Kayak Cleanup that is coordinated through the Cape Cod Trout Unlimited; and invited others who like to kayak to join them. During their outings they not only clean up some of our natural resources; but also get in some good fishing while doing it. We look forward to more information on this real soon.
Sub Committees to be Formed
Dues - Dues - Dues
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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
Ron Rodrigues to Take Over Our Monthly Newsletter Publication
December Meeting Speaker
Club Fishing Events
Salties Fish Tales
President Jack Creighton Recognized in MV Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby History
Since1989, the MVSA has had 23 Grand Leaders and 3 Grand Prize winners. Jack was cited for impressive accomplishments along with others. See Jack's award list below.
Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, 1989-2017
2015 George H. Pye Award, Senior Non-Resident Shore Bluefish
2015 Madison Alwardt Award Senior Shore Bluefish
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