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Stumbling Through Disaster

Stumbling Through Disaster

May 26, 2016 | No Comments

How I Spent my Time During California’s 2015-16 Dungeness Crab Fishery Closure There’s a children’s book called Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day that I used to read to my kids. We just had about 155 such days here in California. November Right before the commercial Dungeness crab season was about […]

Conservation vs. Preservation: Protecting Fish & Fishermen from Species Collapse

Conservation vs. Preservation: Protecting Fish & Fishermen from Species Collapse

May 24, 2016 | No Comments

On 4 May, U.S. Federal District Court Judge Michael Simon ruled for fishing and conservation groups on every major issue in a long-standing landmark lawsuit, National Wildlife Federation, et al. vs. National Marine Fisheries Service, et al., challenging the most recent version of the federal Columbia-Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan and Biological Opinion (the “Columbia […]

ASMFC Successfully Rebuilding Menhaden

ASMFC Successfully Rebuilding Menhaden

May 20, 2016 | No Comments

Photo by Patrick Paquette New England Anglers Wait for Pogies to Return to Boston I vaguely remember the adults talking about menhaden fishing when I was a boy. Around Boston where I grew up and learned to fish, we call them pogies (not to be confused with porgy, aka scup). In other places they are […]

Divided We Stand: Partisan Politics vs. Common Sense

Divided We Stand: Partisan Politics vs. Common Sense

May 16, 2016 | No Comments

It’s getting harder to mix fishing with politics, but just like a skunk trip on Tillamook Bay for spring Chinook, there is still something to learn. Trump just earned the presumed Republican nomination and Hillary and Bernie continue to duke it out, likely for not much longer. What we’re learning from this election, is 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.