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CAPE Cod Commercial Fishermens Alliance Trivia Quiz! - Quiz

The Cape Cod Commercial fishermen's Alliance is a very well recognized non-profit organization which is working to make sure of the development and optimization of creative solutions that encourage a healthy marine ecosystem with strong fishing businesses. The Cape prides itself on its close proximity to the sea. Take this quiz and test your smarts, fishy-style!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What famous explorer named Cape Cod after he caught a ton of cod in the waters off the Cape?

    • A.

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B.

      Barry Clifford

    • C.

      Bartholomew Gosnold

    • D.

      Samuel De Champlain

    Correct Answer
    C. Bartholomew Gosnold
    Explanation
    Bartholomew Gosnold gave the Cape its name after the plentiful cod he found here in 1602.

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  • 2. 

    What year was the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association formed?

    • A.

      1950

    • B.

      1964

    • C.

      1972

    • D.

      1991

    Correct Answer
    D. 1991
    Explanation
    The Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association was formed in 1991.

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  • 3. 

    The term "longlining" is defined as attracting fish with a central fishing line that ranges from one to more than 50 miles (80 km) long.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Longlining attracts fish with a central fishing line that ranges from one to more than 50 miles (80 km) long. This central line is strung with smaller lines of baited hooks, which dangle at spaced intervals. After leaving the line to “soak” for a time to attract fish, longliners return to haul in their catch. 

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  • 4. 

    What do members of the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association fish with?

    • A.

      Hooks

    • B.

      Lines

    • C.

      Smaller nets

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Instead of using wasteful methods such as massive-net trawling, the members fish with hooks, lines, and smaller nets. All by-catch, or unwanted fish, is released alive. Unlike industrial trawlers, which can stay at sea for up to a week, the Hook Fishermen deliver fish to port fresh. 

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  • 5. 

    Is it true that bluefish are aggressive game fish that will put up a fight when caught?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Bluefish are known for their aggressive nature and their ability to put up a strong fight when caught. They are highly sought after by anglers for their powerful and energetic behavior. When hooked, bluefish will often make strong runs, leap out of the water, and engage in vigorous fights, making them a thrilling catch for fishermen. Their aggressive nature and fighting ability make them popular targets for sport fishing.

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  • 6. 

    The Cape offers great saltwater fishing, but there is little opportunity for freshwater fishing here.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    With its 365 ponds and lakes (many stocked), Cape Cod has an abundance of opportunities for anglers of all skill levels.

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  • 7. 

    Surfcasting means to fish by casting a line into the sea from the shore or near the shore.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Surfcasting is a fishing technique where a line is cast into the sea from the shore or near the shore. This method allows fishermen to target fish that are closer to the shore, such as those feeding in the surf zone. By casting their line into the sea, fishermen can cover a larger area and increase their chances of catching fish. Therefore, the statement that surfcasting means to fish by casting a line into the sea from the shore or near the shore is true.

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  • 8. 

    Is it true that the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association wants to change its name?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The organization is officially changing its name to Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance.

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  • 9. 

    Is it true that President Grover Cleveland liked to fish on Cape Cod?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    On Cape Cod, where he spent the summers in the '90s, President Cleveland fished almost daily—for bluefish and weakfish on Buzzards Bay and for bass on the inland freshwater ponds and on Cape streams for sea-run brook trout known locally as salters. 

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  • 10. 

    What is "ghost gear?"

    • A.

      The ghosts of deceased fishermen

    • B.

      Derelict fishing gear

    • C.

      Transparent fishing gear

    Correct Answer
    B. Derelict fishing gear
    Explanation
    Derelict fishing gear — dubbed "ghost gear" by fishers and conservationists — comes in forms such as nets, crab pots and fishing traps. The gear's potential to ensnare animals, damage boats and alter the natural landscape plagues coastal waters around the USA. (source: usatoday. com)

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