REMINDER FROM ROFFS™ – 2014 ATLANTIC CITY POWER BOAT SHOW & DISCOUNT PLANS Think Fishing and BoatingWe just wanted to remind you that the Atlantic City Power Boat Show starts Wednesday (Feb. 05) and continues through Sunday (Feb. 09) at the Atlantic City Convention Center and we will be at our ROFFS™ booth, #319 on the main floor at the same corner booth as last year. Come see our redesigned exhibit with many more photos of winning fish and our updated 2013 winners list. ROFFS™ will be providing demonstrations of how we derive our fishing forecasting analyses and other products. We want your feedback on our products. Our staff will also be showing how we use all the infrared and ocean color – chlorophyll satellite images (U.S. and European) for deriving the fishing forecasting analyses. Our fisheries oceanographic experts will be answering questions, listening to your comments, and just plain talking fishing and fisheries research. We are offering great boat show specials (discounts and extra free analyses). The Atlantic City Convention Center is easy to reach at the end of the Atlantic City Expressway and has covered parking. Arrive early to avoid the backup on the expressway for the convention center parking. You can park at the casinos inexpensively and take the free boat show shuttles Saturday and Sunday (Caesar’s, Trump Marina, SJTA Fairmont Lot, WAVE parking garage), or take a cab, or walk over to the show. But come see us before you visit the casino floor. ROFFS™ provides the best odds for having more fun and catching fish than the casinos. See http://www.acboatshow.com/ for more show information. You can also reach the Convention Center by rail. Come out and have a good day. Hope to see you there. Please remember that the deadline for Pre-Season Discounts is March 01, 2014. You should receive a reminder in the U.S. mail sometime during the next two weeks. If not, come see us at the show or call the office. You can save a substantial amount of money by subscribing now.Click HERE to view our pre-season discount plans on our website. NEWS Tagged Bluefin Tuna Recaptured After Sixteen Years at Large By tagging fish for NOAA’s Cooperative Tagging Program, fishermen have contributed greatly to our scientific understanding of many valuable species. ????Al Anderson, a charter boat captain out of Point Judith, Rhode Island, participates in the NOAA Fisheries Cooperative Tagging Program, which provides free tags to fishermen so they can contribute to our scientific understanding of fish. One of the fish he tagged, a bluefin tuna, was recently recaptured after 16 years. In the history of the program, only two recaptured fish had been at liberty so long. That bluefin weighed a mere 14 pounds when Anderson caught it in the Mudhole east/southeast of Block Island in 1997. When a Nova Scotia fisherman recaptured it late last year, it weighed more than 1,200 pounds. Please click here to view full article on our website… Whale Watchers See Rare Sight Off Florida’s Brevard Coast
Whale watchers this week spotted the first endangered North Atlantic right whale they’ve seen in two years off Brevard County’s coast near Sebastian Inlet.
“All we know is that (the whale) is a calf from last year, so only a year old,” Julie Albert, who saw the whale Tuesday several hundred yards off the inlet, said via e-mail. Please visit the ROFFS™ Facebook page for photos of these whales.
Albert coordinates the North Atlantic Right Whale Program for the Marine Resources Council, a nonprofit group based in Palm Bay. MRC volunteers call in right whale sightings throughout the calving season to a hot line that alerts nearby vessels that whales are in the area.
This whale is thought to be the same one spotted Sunday off Daytona Beach. The whale appears to have suffered a recent injury that is still healing. Several humpback whales also have been recently spotted offshore of east Central Florida. Please click here to view full article on our website…Where’s Katharine? Get the Latest Location of Great White Shark Update, Jan. 19, 2014:
Katharine, a 2,300-pound great white shark tracked by the non-profit group Ocearch, appears to have moved further out into the Atlantic Ocean. As of 6:42 a.m. Sunday, Katharine was tracked moving east at a latitude matching the Canaveral National Seashore. Katharine was first tagged in August 2013 in Cape Cod. Her tracking history shows a steady journey to Daytona Beach, where she then began exploring Florida waters. Her southernmost venture took her just off the beaches of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Jan. 11. Click here to track Katharine – Please click here for a quick analysis on the apparent overlap of the whales and sharks. Please click here to view full article on our website…If you do not want to wait for our next Fishy Times newsletter, please visit us in the meantime to get all your fishing news on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and on the web. Safe and successful fishing until next time!]]>