Michael O’ Leary with a Tillamook Bay spring Chinook from June 2016 Some funny things happened in this last election. Besides the obvious, not all of the votes went the way you would think. One of my fellow Marine Fish Conservation Network bloggers mentioned on a recent call, that a district that voted strongly for […]
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Photo: The Tillamook Bay floodplain’s newest resident As I delve into my 50th+ blog post for the Marine Fish Conservation Network, I try and not overlap issues that I’ve covered before. Thankfully, human behavior has left me with a whole lot of low hanging fruit. It is for this reason, this post is “Volume 3,” […]
“Everyone who catches a fish is happy, and this brings me joy,” said Capt. Dave Monti. Here Walt Galloway (with tautog), David Hansen (black sea bass) and Gerald Pesch (cod) caught three species when fishing off Newport, R.I., thanks in part to the Magnuson-Stevens Act. During the holiday season I often reflect and write about […]
Recent menhaden concentrations give us a glimpse of how good it can be, and how good we can make it. Top Photo: Bass with bunker, by John McMurray All pun intended in that title, but yes, the election is over… And that’s good, ’cause I’m damn tired of it. So let’s move on, and focus […]
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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.