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Striped Bass is a Poor Model for Recreational Fishery Management

Striped Bass is a Poor Model for Recreational Fishery Management

Feb 13, 2019 | No Comments

Ever since the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) successfully rebuilt the collapsed Atlantic striped bass population in 1995, some segments of the recreational fishing community have used striped bass as an example of how recreational fisheries ought to be managed. Praise for ASMFC’s approach to striped bass management reached a crescendo in the run-up […]

Why Newsom Must Fix Brown’s Misguided California Water Policy Before It’s Too Late for Our Fish

Why Newsom Must Fix Brown’s Misguided California Water Policy Before It’s Too Late for Our Fish

Feb 7, 2019 | No Comments

Photo: California salmon fisherman Mike Hudson wrestles a Sacramento River Chinook salmon on his boat, the F/V Cash Flo II Jerry Brown did many good things for the state of California during his multiple tenures as governor, but water management was not among them. He was a good showman, but it has been rightly pointed […]

‘Toxic 2018’

‘Toxic 2018’

Jan 30, 2019 | No Comments

The Nightmare that Should Teach Us Several Lessons about Water Quality & Fisheries Management 2018 proved a good time — if there is such a thing — for this angler to have both hips replaced. Though surgery meant six months off and out of the water, the recovery took me out of the fishing game […]

Government Shutdown Hurts Fish, Fishermen

Government Shutdown Hurts Fish, Fishermen

Jan 24, 2019 | No Comments

The holiday season is over; the new year is well underway. As days begin to lengthen, anglers begin to look forward to the coming season, which grows closer with every passing day. But for federal fishery managers, things aren’t going anywhere, for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is one of the many agencies that […]

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.