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Good Fishery Management Is Good For Business

Good Fishery Management Is Good For Business

Mar 23, 2017 | No Comments

Photo: Winter Flounder It’s the end of March, and my boat should be in the water. At one time, it would have been. Despite cold and wind, I’d have been waiting for the weekend, because March 17—St. Patrick’s Day—was the unofficial start of the winter flounder season. I, and a horde of other anglers all […]

The Value of Eco-region Diversity on Land & in the Ocean

The Value of Eco-region Diversity on Land & in the Ocean

Mar 21, 2017 | No Comments

Photo: Migratory salmon need many healthy habitats for survival I just completed a 420 mile round trip to Southern Oregon. Having been born and raised in Northwest Oregon, as well as spending the vast majority of my professional life in this region, it’s easy to forget how diversified the greatest state in the union is. […]

Microfiber Pollution in our Oceans

Microfiber Pollution in our Oceans

Mar 17, 2017 | One Comment

Microfiber & other plastic debris threaten ocean wildlife. Photo by Tiago Fioreze, via Wikipedia. As a part-time fishing guide, water is an essential element of my life. What happens to and in the water has a direct impact on the quality of the experience for my clients. As a board member of the American Fly […]

Building Resilience into Forage Fish Stocks

Building Resilience into Forage Fish Stocks

Mar 15, 2017 | No Comments

Photo: Pro guide Chris Vertopoulos netted this 37-inch steelhead for client Dave Billheimer on the lower Wilson River on 2/23/2017 It hasn’t been all that long since anglers starting learning how abundant stocks of forage fish play a role in the success of our most pursued species of salmon, steelhead, albacore and other sport important […]

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.