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Opportunity to Comment of State Management of Recreational Red Snapper

Opportunity to Comment of State Management of Recreational Red Snapper

Jan 14, 2019 | No Comments

As recreational anglers, we find ourselves at the precipice of a breakthrough in state management of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks to work done by the Gulf states, the federal government and through the Gulf Council, we now have an opportunity to give public testimony on a plan that would allow the […]

Why I Will Continue to Sell (and Eat) Chinook Salmon

Why I Will Continue to Sell (and Eat) Chinook Salmon

Jan 8, 2019 | No Comments

It’s up to us as consumers to decide where we live, how we live, and what we eat. For many of us, knowing how our food is produced determines these choices. Sustainable seafood, humanely reared livestock, and small-scale organic agriculture shape my choices as a consumer, and they form the backbone of my business as […]

Slot Limits No Panacea for Summer Flounder

Slot Limits No Panacea for Summer Flounder

Jan 2, 2019 | No Comments

The summer flounder population has been in a decline. Such decline is due, in large part, not to overfishing (although modest overfishing has occurred in one or two recent years), but to at least six consecutive years of below-average recruitment of young fish into the flounder population. Biologists haven’t yet figured out why such low […]

Reflections on the 115th Congress and the Future of Fisheries

Reflections on the 115th Congress and the Future of Fisheries

Dec 20, 2018 | No Comments

Holiday decorations are up, people are wishing each other “Season’s Greetings” and lawmakers have been busy pushing through legislation in the last few days of the 115th Congress. It’s been an interesting year for fisheries. Both the House and Senate introduced bills that would roll back years of progress in fisheries management. H.R. 200, the […]

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.