Eighteenth Edition of ROFFS™ Fishy Times – Northeastern U.S. Analysis, Technology & Sharks

ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter 18th Edition: Northeastern U.S. Analysis, Technology & Sharks


Good Ocean Conditions Await Offshore – ROFFS™ Northeastern U.S. Fishing Analysis (Cape Hatteras to Cape Cod) – 13 MAY 2014

We are providing a special analysis of the ocean conditions offshore from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras including all the Canyons and out east to 67°00’W using a combination of sst° data from Monday, May 12th. There is currently 65°F to 67°F/68°F water over the bank from Spencer Canyon to Hudson Canyon as far inshore as 100-200 to 500 fathoms in places for likely good chances for mako sharks, bluefin tuna, bigeye tuna, swordfish and perhaps early season dolphin fish and yellowfin tuna action. Please click HERE to view this full analysis on our website…

NEW Catch Reports Section of ROFFS™ Website

Be sure to visit the new section titled “Catch Reports” located under the “Insights” tab on our ROFFS™ website that will feature current catch reports from areas such as Oregon Inlet/North Carolina, South Carolina, Jacksonville (FL), the Bahamas, and the Gulf of Mexico.   We will post weekly in this category so please check back often.  Please click HERE to view last week’s catch reports…

Can New Technology Save Fish

A technological revolution is needed for Europe to end the controversial practice of discarding fish, according to the EU’s fisheries commissioner.  Maria Damanaki is calling for boats to be fitted with smart nets to filter out fish which would later be discarded as too small or above quota. And she wants more on-board cameras to ensure that crews cannot cheat on fishing rules. She told BBC News that the hoped-for reform of the Common Fisheries Policy could not happen unless fishermen harnessed new technology. Spy-in-the-wheelhouse CCTV cameras trialled in the UK are said to have cut cod discards from 38% to just 0.2%. Fishermen on the trial are obliged to land all the cod they catch, whatever the size. They have been rewarded with increased quotas and permitted extra days at sea. Ms Damanaki says cameras will be essential – especially for the biggest boats – if the EU adopts a policy of zero fish discards. Please click HERE to read this full article on our website…

Shark Tracking Update

As of 6:01 a.m. on May 11, 2014, a great white shark weighing over 2,000 pounds that was tagged with a radio transponder to be tracked by satellite has had its latest ping location just east of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The 14-foot great white shark, named Katharine, has remained just off the east Central Florida coast since May 8, 2014, swimming from Flagler County south to Volusia County, and then on to Brevard County on May 9.  Katherine picked up some speed overnight last night. She traveled over 5 miles southward in less than 9 hours. Please click HERE to read the shark tracking update on our website…

Please Continue to Report All Bluefin Tuna Sightings in the Gulf of Mexico

ROFFS™ is requesting that all sightings of bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico be reported to the office (fish7@roffs.com or 800-677-7633) as our NASA – NOAA research project’s research cruise studying the reproductive biology of highly migratory species will take place during the last week of April through the end of May.

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