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Capt. John McMurray Bio

After obtaining an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Loyola College in Maryland, Captain John McMurray served in the US Coast Guard for four years as a small-boat coxswain and marine-fisheries law enforcement officer. He was then recruited to become the first Executive Director of the Coastal Conservation Association New York.

Up until recently he was the Director of Grants Programs at the Norcross Wildlife Foundation in New York, which has distributed over $20 million in conservation grants since 1982, much of  it directly targeted for protection of marine fish and habitat. 

He is currently the owner and primary operator of “One More Cast” Charters. 

John is a well known and well published outdoor writer, specializing in fisheries conservation issues. He writes the Resource Column for Flyfishing in Saltwaters and for 7 years wrote the NY/NJ Fishwire at Reel-Time.com. He is a regular contributor to Saltwater Sportsman, Sport Fishing Magazine, Shallow Water Angler, On The Water,  and the L.I. Fisherman and has had feature articles and/or photography published in Saltwater Flyfishing, Tide Magazine, Nor’east Saltwater, Newsday and the New York Times.  He also wrote a weekly conservation blog for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and Reel-Time.com, and currently writes one for the Marine Fish Conservation Network.

Capt. McMurray also sits on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Striped Bass Advisory Panel, and is the Legislative Proxy at ASMFC for State Senator Phil Boyle.  He was nominated by the Governor of New York and then appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce to represent New York on the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

In 2006 John was awarded the Coastal Conservation Association New York Friend of Fisheries Conservation award.

You can contact Capt. McMurray via email at john@nycflyfishing.com or via cell phone at 718 791-2094. 

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