Tell Your Senators! The Modern Fish Act Can Wait

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Sustainability Doesn’t Always Fit in Your Pocket

Sustainability Doesn’t Always Fit in Your Pocket

Dec 13, 2018 | No Comments

Photo via NOAA Understanding the implications of the phrase “sustainable seafood” can be complicated. It can imply that scientific studies indicate that there are enough fish and shellfish in the water to support fishermen today and in the future. It can mean independent evaluations have ranked fisheries on metrics including stock status, impact of the […]

Pacific Marine Expo Focuses on Sustainability for the Future

Pacific Marine Expo Focuses on Sustainability for the Future

Dec 11, 2018 | No Comments

Photo: The Network’s booth at the Seattle Expo “Fishing Gear Here Now”—could have been the tagline for the recent annual Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle, WA, with diesel engines as one of the many shining stars of the show. But what’s an engine without a boat? A boat without a fisherman? And fishermen there were, […]

America’s Small-Boat Fisheries: Making Sustainable Seafood More Traceable & Delicious

America’s Small-Boat Fisheries: Making Sustainable Seafood More Traceable & Delicious

Dec 7, 2018 | No Comments

Alaskans Own fisherman Gregg Jones of the F/V Sea Miner unloads his catch of coho salmon. Photo credit: Alyssa Russell. Buying seafood can be complicated. Where was it caught? When was it caught? How was it caught? Who caught it? Oftentimes, shoppers are left with no clear answers to these questions, which is why small-boat […]

In 2018 — This Is What I’m Thankful For, And This Is What I’m Not

In 2018 — This Is What I’m Thankful For, And This Is What I’m Not

Dec 5, 2018 | 10 Comments

I’m darn lucky to be doing this, but how long can I keep doing it? As I’m writing this, I’m on my way to Vermont to spend Thanksgiving with my parents. My wife is driving, snow is falling. And in a rare moment, my kids are quiet, heads down in laptops. But me… my mind […]

About the Marine Fish Conservation Network

The Marine Fish Conservation Network is a coalition of commercial and recreational fishing associations, regional and national conservation groups, aquaria, and marine science organizations dedicated to defending and strengthening our primary federal fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, in order to sustain abundant fish populations, healthy marine ecosystems, and thriving fishing communities. Learn more.