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The Idea of Ecosystem-based Management and Menhaden

The Idea of Ecosystem-based Management and Menhaden

Sep 20, 2017 | No Comments

Photo: Striped bass w/menhaden, by John McMurray. Fisheries management is based on a single-species approach. Stock assessments are done, annual catch limits (ACLs) are applied, and we know how many fish can be taken from the resource, leaving enough to produce a stable population for years to come. The single-species approach is effective in many […]

The Fish Are Losing Their Voice

The Fish Are Losing Their Voice

Sep 18, 2017 | 7 Comments

Steve Brustein of Portland, ME with a 23″ summer flounder (fluke) caught last month north of the Jamestown Bridge in Narragansett Bay, RI. It’s nine months into a 48-month presidency, and the fish are losing their voice. With all that is going on in our country it seems odd to talk about the plight of […]

Eureka Works Because of its Working Waterfront

Eureka Works Because of its Working Waterfront

Sep 15, 2017 | No Comments

Photo: Waterfront in Eureka, California, By JP Smith via Wikipedia Commercial fishermen have been a part of communities and economies since humans learned how to catch fish. This has not changed throughout time: the men and women who produce seafood are members of a community (perhaps even yours!) and contribute to the local and global […]

My Daughter’s First Salmon

My Daughter’s First Salmon

Sep 13, 2017 | No Comments

Photo: Katri and her first salmon My daughter, Katri, caught her first salmon last week, just in time to bring it back to Chicago and share it with Grandma JoJo and some long-time family friends. They just don’t get this kind of quality seafood back in Chicago all that often… actually, never. It feels extra […]

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.