Photo: Oregon coast, via Wikipedia Just like a day on the water, if you pay attention, you can learn something every day, even stuck in a large meeting room full of representatives with diverse interests. I attended the first (hopefully annual) Roadmap to the Outdoors Symposium sponsored by many great companies, agencies and organizations. It’s […]
Achieving Healthy Oceans and Productive Fisheries
Healthy oceans and productive fisheries are crucial for the future of our planet, the survival of our species, and the prosperity of our country. Learn why effective management of U.S. federal fisheries is critical for the long-term conservation of our oceans.
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Photo: Commercial and Recreational fishing, by John McMurray With a name like the “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act,” many fishermen had hope. Private recreational fishermen were hoping for legislation that truly modernized the way recreational fisheries are managed in the United States. Commercial fishermen hoped for this as well – and hoped that it wouldn’t […]
Photo: Tamara Mautner from Garibaldi Charters with a large lingcod taken from a deep reef out of Garibaldi on October 12, 2016 Not in my wildest dreams did I think I’d wake to a welcoming ocean on January 1st; it was truly a metaphor for the possibilities that lie ahead. I think I may have […]
In this nation, great laws protect us from ourselves. National laws such as Bill of Rights, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Civil Rights Act all serve the purpose of the common good and yet protect the rights of individuals. Since its inception in 1976, the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), the fishing law of this […]
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.