It was a shock last week when I heard that Jeff Demint had passed away on Jan. 31.Jeff was the director of the American Littoral Society fish tagging program at Sandy Hook and a youngish-looking 54. A graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, he started out as a union ironworker before ending up with his dream job as an angler and conservationist of working with the ALS. Jeff converted files of tagging cards into computerized information that was especially helpful to NMFS, ASMFC and MAFMC in the early days of fishery management I was an active participant in the ALS tagging program from the beginning, and often fished with Jeff on tagging trips as his efforts led to great increases in tagging and scientific knowledge which will be a lasting testimony to a life well spent even if much too short.

Sunday’s forecast is for east winds at 15-20 knots with rain and show before going west in the afternoon.

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