ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 55th Edition: ROFFS™ to Exhibit at Atlantic City Boat Show, Updated Videos and Connecting Climate & Fisheries


ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 55th Edition – ROFFS™ to Exhibit at Atlantic City Boat Show, Updated Videos and Connecting Climate & Fisheries


Updated Videos on ROFFS™.com – Be Sure to Check Out the “Hot News” Button on the ROFFS™ Homepage

Above: Here is drone video footage of the largest ice fishing tournament in the world from Gull Lake, Minnesota. There are over 20,000 holes in the ice and just as many anglers. Video Courtesy of
Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

Above: Dog meets a fish for the first time, and the ending is absolutely hilarious! Video Courtesy of KNIX Country 102 5 | Facebook.
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ROFFS™ to Exhibit at 2015 Atlantic City Boat Show

Think Fishing and Boating: It Will Keep You Warm

We just wanted to remind you that the Atlantic City Power Boat Show starts Wednesday (Feb. 04) and continues through Sunday (Feb. 08) at the Atlantic City Convention Center.  ROFFS™ staff will be at our booth, #319 on the main floor at the same corner booth as last year. Come see Mitch and meet one of our analysts, Matt Upton. We have redesigned the exhibit with many more photos of winning fish and the ROFFS™ updated tournament 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. 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. As usual we will be answering questions, listening to your comments, and just plain talking fishing and fisheries research.

Please click here for more information on the ROFFS™ exhibit at the 2015 Atlantic City Boat Show on our website now!

Making the Connection Between Climate and Fisheries
Article courtesy of | By: Rich Press

As the climate changes and the oceans warm, fish populations are moving in search of cooler waters. That is part of the reason why New England fishermen have been catching black sea bass and longfin squid in the Gulf of Maine in recent years, far north of the animals’ usual range. In other places, it’s the absence of a species that’s notable. Just ask lobstermen in the Long Island Sound, who have had little to catch since the range of this valuable species that once supported them shifted north in recent decades.

These changes present a number of challenges both to fishermen, who might need to adapt their business strategies, and to fishery managers, who need reliable information to set sustainable fishing levels.

Jon Hare is the director of the NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center Laboratory in Narragansett, Rhode Island, and he studies how physical conditions in the ocean affect fish populations. Hare is a fisheries oceanographer, and his work straddles two disciplines. “When I’m with fisheries people, I’m the oceanographer,” he says. “And when I’m with oceanographers, I’m the fisheries guy.”

Above: NOAA Fisheries scientist Jon Hare with a video plankton recorder—a device that scientists use to measure the distributional patterns of live plankton. Image courtesy of

PLEASE CLICK HERE to view more information on the connection between climate and fisheries on our website now…

Watch: Six Months At Sea In The Merchant Marine
Article courtesy of | January 27, 2015 | by: MI News Network

The story follows him on a six month journey around the world on a container ship which was on a run between New York and Singapore via the Suez Canal.

Martin has provided a great insight into the life of merchant marine, debunking some of the common myths people have about the profession and how it has been misconstrued by many around the world.

Above: Martin Machado documents his six month journey from New York to Singapore aboard a container ship.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to read more and to view the video showing a six month journey around the world on a container ship on our website now…

Recent Catch Reports on ROFFS™ Website

Above: Johnny Nappo with a rainy morning cow! 218# skippy fish. Image courtesy of Long Range Sportfishing | Facebook.

Above: Congrats to the wahoo master, Captain Corey Burlew. 110 Lb. beast caught in the Bahamas. Image courtesy Dave Gates | Facebook.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to view more recent catch reports on our website now…

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