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Is the Future of Offshore Fishing Female?

6/20/2021 by US Harbors

By Allie Conti. The fishing club’s newest member had slept through her alarm and was now speeding through Queens toward the beach in the predawn light. Gypsea Star was supposed to debark at 5 a.m., almost half an hour earlier, and if the anglers weren’t able to beat the other… SEE MORE

"Best Harbor" 2021 Winners Announced

"Best Harbor" 2021 Contest Winners Announced

6/4/2021 by US Harbors

Rockland, ME — Over 2,500 people voted in this year’s “Best Harbor in the U.S.” contest that ran online from mid-April through May 31st, 2021. Local communities vied intensely for the top spot up until the final moments of the contest! Out of the 1,400 harbors for which we provide… SEE MORE

Lobstering on the Downeast coast of Maine.

Attention Federal Lobster Permit Holders: ROV Inspections

6/2/2021 by US Harbors

Throughout the year, the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement will be inspecting lobster gear in federal waters off New England and the mid-Atlantic using remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs). The purpose of these inspections is to check lobster gear for compliance with federal requirements related to trap tags, gear markings,… SEE MORE

River Herring, Once Eyed for Endangered List, Grow in Counts

5/29/2021 by US Harbors

By Patrick Whittle. PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A small fish that has been the subject of conservation efforts for years appears to be growing in number in the rivers of the East Coast. River herring are critically important to coastal ecosystems because they serve as food for birds and larger… SEE MORE

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Maryland Fishing Report - Week of May 26th, 2021

5/26/2021 by US Harbors

By Keith Lockwood. The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and families and friends will be celebrating with picnics and family gatherings in the great outdoors. We should all take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of the occasion and remember those who sacrificed everything to assure us… SEE MORE


In light of global health concerns and the widespread cancellations of large gatherings, we recommend that you check directly with the organizer to confirm event status prior to attending.

Upcoming Fishing Events See Virtual & National Events Filter

ICAST Orlando

Nationwide July 20 - July 23

The ICAST in Orlando is the largest trade fair of sport fishing in the world. At the fair numerous well-known exhibitors from the industry will present their latest products and innovations. Exhibitors are the key vendors and importers of fishing equipment on the national and international fisheries market. At ICAST,… SEE MORE

Maine Boat & Outdoor Expo

Portland, ME October 1 - October 2

Maine Marine Trades Association and Maine Outdoor Brands announced they are teaming up to host the 2021 Maine Boat & Outdoor Expo. The event will be held October 1-2, 2021 at Thompson’s Point in Portland and will feature a variety of vendors, exhibits, and demonstrations to help new and seasoned outdoor… SEE MORE

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