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MSA: Getting Its Long-Overdue Conversation

MSA: Getting Its Long-Overdue Conversation

Aug 18, 2017 | No Comments

Photo: Bob Rees gets an albie You’ve certainly heard me talk long and hard about the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) over the months, but it has been getting some much needed attention at the national level lately. U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, convened a hearing […]

The Myth Of The Cornucopia

The Myth Of The Cornucopia

Aug 16, 2017 | No Comments

Illustration: Zeus with Amalthea and nymph The ancient Greeks told a story, which may have originated more than 2,500 years ago, of the infant Zeus, who was destined to be King of the Gods. Hidden from his father, Chronos, who planned to devour him, Zeus survived by drinking the milk of the she-goat Amalthea. Yet […]

At the Crossroads: New Ecosystem Plan for Menhaden

At the Crossroads: New Ecosystem Plan for Menhaden

Aug 14, 2017 | No Comments

On the long road to change, we encounter twists and turns, roadblocks and detours. Right now, on the way to changing the way we allocate Atlantic menhaden among fishermen and other predators in the ocean (e.g., striped bass), we are at a crossroads. For well over a decade, the ASMFC’s Menhaden Management Board has been […]

The Economics Argument in Fisheries Management

The Economics Argument in Fisheries Management

Aug 10, 2017 | No Comments

There’s been a dramatic shift in fisheries lately, and folks should be aware of how the changes could alter the future of our public resource. Namely, the word “economics” slowly started to creep into the fisheries management conversation several years ago. The concept of economics is covered in the National Standard 8: Conservation and management […]

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.