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A View from the Hill: April 2019

A View from the Hill: April 2019

Apr 25, 2019 | No Comments

Capitol Hill has been abuzz with its annual spending deliberations as the appropriations season has started full tilt over the last several weeks. The House Appropriations Committee alone has held nearly 50 subcommittee budget hearings, including one with Dr. Neil Jacobs, acting administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, discussing and defending the NOAA […]

Partner Spotlight: Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association

Partner Spotlight: Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association

Apr 17, 2019 | No Comments

This post is part of an ongoing series profiling the Network’s partners and their good work. Photo by Eric Jordan. The Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (ALFA) is an alliance of small boat commercial fishermen committed to sustainable fisheries and thriving fishing communities. ALFA has represented hook and line fishermen for more than 40 years, working […]

ASMFC: A Matter Of Priorities

ASMFC: A Matter Of Priorities

Apr 10, 2019 | 2 Comments

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon. Matthew 6:24 The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has been maddeningly ineffective when it comes to rebuilding fish stocks […]

Florida’s ‘Oceans Day’ Priorities

Florida’s ‘Oceans Day’ Priorities

Apr 2, 2019 | No Comments

Each Florida legislative session, the Florida Ocean Alliance, a coalition of research institutions, coastal and marine business interests, and conservation groups, organizes “Oceans Day” in the state capitol building in Tallahassee, Florida. If you happen to be in Tallahassee next week, the event will take place on April 2nd. Oceans Day has always been an […]

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.