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Code Red Herring!

Code Red Herring!

Sep 21, 2018 | No Comments

One of the most important forage fish in the ocean is in trouble, but YOU can do something about it Top photo: Atlantic herring, via John McMurray Atlantic herring are in bad shape. No ifs, ands or buts about it. A recent stock assessment confirmed what most of us already knew – the sea herring […]

Fisheries Science, Not Science Fiction

Fisheries Science, Not Science Fiction

Sep 20, 2018 | No Comments

The only thing more fun than catching fish is sitting back at the dock with a beer in hand telling stories about the day’s catch. Fishermen are natural storytellers who love talking about fishing, spinning tales of the one that got away or the fish that gets bigger every time the story is told. Fishing […]

Fighting Fires by Killing Salmon?

Fighting Fires by Killing Salmon?

Sep 18, 2018 | No Comments

Photo: Carr Fire, via Wikipedia My family’s 10-acre textile farm is 20 miles away from the spot where the infamous Carr Fire, near Redding, California, started. I happened to check the California fire map before heading to Whiskeytown Reservoir for some relief from the 106° heat. Carr ultimately burned 230,000 acres, killed 8 people, destroyed […]

Land & Water Conservation Fund Re-authorization Essential

Land & Water Conservation Fund Re-authorization Essential

Sep 13, 2018 | 3 Comments

Anybody who grew up fishing or hunting enjoys special memories from places of profound significance. If for you that place involved public lands, including beaches, local parks, and national parks or refuges, then odds are that place was purchased or improved with funding from the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Way back in 1965, […]

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.