Photo: Chris Vetopoulos holds a January Chinook from the Wilson River on the North Oregon Coast. Every New Year, my wife and one of her good friends make up a slogan for the upcoming year. I do not think the motivation was there for this year, maybe because it is hard to rhyme something with […]
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Some of our most powerful voices in the debate about federal fisheries policy are the women and men who work and play on the waterfront and observe its changes everyday. Read the blog that showcases fishermen’s and conservationists’ perspectives and opinions on why we need strong, effective federal fisheries policy to ensure healthy oceans and productive fisheries.
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Science is not static. Instead, it is a continuing act of discovery, in which even long-established truths may be questioned, modified and sometimes abandoned altogether as new knowledge comes to light. Yet, in order to assure that research is revealing new truths, and not providing false and misleading information, each purported new discovery must be […]
Why Laws, Not Politicians, Should Be Managing Fish A few weeks ago, I wrote about the worsening summer founder situation. For some background check it out: “THE HARD TRUTH ON SUMMER FLOUNDER”. That “truth” of course is that summer founder, despite being managed fairly conservatively over the last decade, have had below-average spawning success (aka […]
Photo: Tillamook hogs, October 2016 When you can’t get it done on the ground, you often go to court. It’s a bad way to do business, no matter if you’re the good guy, or the bad guy. I’ve been at odds with the Tillamook County Board of County Commissioners for most of my professional life. […]
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.