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Technology & Conservation Don’t Mix

Technology & Conservation Don’t Mix

Aug 25, 2016 | No Comments

It’s fishing season, and I can’t say it’s off to a great start. I’ve digressed into telling my customers how it was in the “good ol’ days.” But really, we’re in the peak of the Buoy 10 fishery, and with 960,000 adult Chinook in the forecast, folks are pretty excited about their opportunities this year. […]

More On Those ‘Go-To Spots’

More On Those ‘Go-To Spots’

Aug 23, 2016 | No Comments

ERAs will help to protect important offshore fishing grounds. Photo by John McMurray. The angling community should be firmly behind identifying and designating Ecologically Rich Areas I suppose I should start here by explaining what exactly an “Ecologically Rich Area” (ERA) is. As you may have guessed, it’s simply what scientists have determined is an […]

Congress Is In Recess, But Will Our Fish Get a Break?

Congress Is In Recess, But Will Our Fish Get a Break?

Aug 19, 2016 | No Comments

Coho Salmon in Oregon’s Tillamook State Forest. Photo courtesy Wikipedia/Oregon Department of Forestry The world famous Buoy 10 fishery is about to explode and anglers are ready for it after what’s been a less-than-impressive summer salmon season. You’ve heard me say it before, we’ve seen some of the best fishing of our lives in the […]

Stand Up for the Fish

Stand Up for the Fish

Aug 16, 2016 | 2 Comments

It’s important that we stand up for the fish… if we don’t… there will be no fish to catch. That’s why when I hear political leaders talk about taking fish because “This is about states’ rights,” rather than saying, “It’s about the fish,” it sets off alarms for me. I am not a fisheries manager, […]

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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.