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Downbeach Towns Line-Up For Wind Company Financial Support

Ventnor, Margate and Longport want a piece of the Pro-NJ Grantor Trust, a $15 million fund established by Ørsted and Ocean Wind. The two wind companies plan on building and managing substantial windfarms off the Jersey coast. Power cables will land on beaches of Ocean City and Atlantic City where various infrastructure will be built …

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Remembering Robin Scott of Ray Scott’s Dock in Margate.

Teary-eyed callers. An on-air tribute to Robin Scott of Ray Scott’s Dock in Margate. The local icon passed recently. Listen to audio clips from the Shep on Fishing radio show. WOND Radio. 12.18.21. Callers remember how influential Robin Scott was. Her family shares sweet memories. Her legacy and influence will live forever. Robin was small …

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Tribute to Margate’s Beloved Fishing & Boating Advocate, Robin Scott of Ray Scott’s Dock.

Margate’s Robin Scott of Ray Scott’s Dock was one tough, but very sweet, kind, smart lady. We loved her dearly. With great sorrow, DownbeachBUZZ must report that Robin passed on December 11. She quietly battled an illness for some time. We would often pop-in to see her baby terrapins. Sometimes we’d sit on the back …

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2021 NJ Saltwater Recreational Fishing Limits, Fluke vs Flounder.

By far, the most popular fish to catch is Summer Flounder, also known as ‘Fluke’. Mild, flaky white fish you can fry, bake, broil and stuff. NJ Summer Flounder season is from May 22 thru Sept 19, 2021. 3 fish per-person limit. Must be at least 18 inches in length. Margate Area Party Boats for …

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South Jersey Fishing Regulations Harmful to Recreational Anglers

New Jersey commercial fishing is effectively regulated. Recreational fishing is not. ‘Too heavy handed’, say local anglers and party boat captains. Rules that make no sense are destroying the recreational fishing industry in New Jersey. Listen to Bill Shillingford, aka Bucktail Willie, on a recent SHEP ON FISHING show on WOND 1400am radio > South …

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Ventnor’s Mike Shepherd Fighting for Local Fishermen.

The more we screw with our coastal environment, the greater chance of hurting the fragile fishing and undersea world of South Jersey. Nobody knows this better than Ventnor’s Mike Shepherd. Saturday mornings at 7a on WOND Radio, ‘Shep on Fishing’ covers the latest in fishing news. The good, bad & ugly. Nonsensical fishing regulations Reduced …

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Margate Residents Question $850K in Public Funds for Private Fishing Pier

Comments rolling in from those questioning the $850,000 in public funds, earmarked for the private, Margate Fishing Pier. NJ DEP’s David Rosenblatt confirmed that the proposed pier extension will not be ADA compliant. ( Americans with Disabilities Act ) What do YOU think? Leave a comment below. Margate Fishing Pier Comments. John C. Penman: If …

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Risk & Reward of Offshore Jersey Wind Turbines

‘If we install wind turbines off the Jersey shore, we can kiss flounder fishing goodbye’. That’s what veteran anglers are saying about the threat of 500 wind mills, being installed about 5 miles off the South Jersey coast. Flatfish like flounder, avoid electromagnetic currents… created by offshore Wind farms. European companies are getting these US …

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NJ Senator Chris Brown: Will Wind Farms Increase Local Taxpayer Burden?

Shep on Fishing’s Mike Shepherd and Robin Scott discussed the controversial wind farm project with NJ State Senator, Chris Brown. Offshore New Jersey wind farms: are we jumping into it with limited research? Senator Brown: What is cost to taxpayers? Project could force a rate increase. Listen below to clips from SHEP ON FISHING Podcast …

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Decline of Recreational Fishing Blamed on Dredging and Over-Regulation.

On the March 23 edition of SHEP ON FISHING radio show, Robin Scott of Ray Scott’s Dock in Margate, aka ‘Turtle Mom’ talks about her Diamondback hatchling head-start program. Listen to audio clips from SHEP ON FISHING, March 23, 2019. WOND Radio 1400 am. Also discussed on the ‘Shep on Fishing’ radio show: Current fishing …

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Beach Building, Sand Pumping & Over-Development Bad For Jersey Shore Fishing Business

Fishing, marine life and environmental tourism being negatively affected along the South Jersey shoreline. No one is doing a study on the negative impact of dredging, beach replenishment, outfall pipes, and dune building. Stockton Coastal Research Center in cahoots with ACOE, Army Corp of Engineers? Audio clips from Shep on Fishing radio show. Jan. 26, …

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