Zachary Tiano was selected as the 2012 Junior Achievement Award recipient. The MRMTC Junior Achievement Award recognizes one Junior each year who has demonstrated an outstanding achievement in any one or combination of the following categories: Leadership, Outstanding Catch, Civic Involvement, Outstanding Sportsmanship, Academic Achievement, Entrepreneurship, Athletic Achievement. Some of Zachary’s recognized achievements included Honor Roll at Wall High School, Member of the Wall Business and Finance Academy, member of the Mako Fever Shark tournament 2012 winning team, involvement with St. Uriel’s Church Youth Group and participation in out of state mission trips, member of the Wall Varsity Wrestling Team, Umpire at South Wall Little League and winning a Junior Life Guard National Championship title in beach flags.
A history lesson in pictures, Mike’s Maritime Memorabilia a tremendous collection of over 1,400 vintage photos of NJ and NY Party Boats, Marinas, Fishing Piers, Lighthouses, and Maritime Memorabilia. The collection spans over one hundred forty-five years of saltwater fishing in the New York Bight. It is a notable tribute to our fishing heritage.
Check it out here.
Salt Water Sportsman
Shelf Life Blog 04/11/2013
by Gary Caputi
Hurricane Sandy is still front and center in the minds of many in the marine trades and fishing industries, both recreational and commercial, and what happens with proposed federal assistance will have a huge impact on the availability of services to recreational fishermen in the coming year.
After the hurricane NOAA Fisheries declared a “Fisheries Disaster” and did a comprehensive damage assessment of commercial and recreational fishing businesses. The recreational side of the assessment was done with the help and support of Sea Grant agents in New York and New Jersey.
Stripers Forever awareness campaign.
“This video contains exciting footage of striped bass fishing along with appearances by some of the sport’s best-known personalities discussing the need for striped bass to be designated as game fish.”
The MRMTC Junior Achievement Award will recognize one Junior per year who has demonstrated an outstanding achievement in any one or combination of the following categories: Leadership, Outstanding Catch, Civic Involvement, Outstanding Sportsmanship, Academic Achievement, Entrepreneurship, Athletic Achievement, and Other Approved Areas. Submissions will be accepted October. 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013. Applications are available for download here.
Rick Popovitch – Tashtego 247.5 Lbs 84 In – 2nd Place
Alan Lee – Mushin 219 Lbs 82 In – 3rd Place
Lou Chiarolanza – Hard to Catch 175.5 lbs 75 In – 6th Place
Photos courtesy of makomanianj.com