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On The Disdain For Abundant Fish Stocks

On The Disdain For Abundant Fish Stocks

Oct 18, 2017 | No Comments

Editor mocks fly fishermen, light-tackle anglers, and everyone else who benefits from “abundance.” Last week I stumbled across what seemed like a somewhat useful piece from The Fisherman Magazine titled “ALPHABET SOUP: TOP 25 FISHY ACRONYMS.” The intent at first seemed to be to bring some clarity to the mess of words/acronyms regularly used in […]

Our Fisheries Should Make History for Generations to Come

Our Fisheries Should Make History for Generations to Come

Oct 12, 2017 | No Comments

Photo: The first U.S. duck stamp, via Wikipedia For America’s saltwater anglers, the future will judge us on how we act now From the early days of European settlement of North America and well into the 19th century, fish and game were plentiful, and there was little need for season restrictions or bag limits. But […]

When Salmon Fishing is Slow

When Salmon Fishing is Slow

Oct 10, 2017 | No Comments

Photo: Mike’s big lingcod A group of guys from California has been fishing with me for about seven years now. These veteran sportanglers pursue many of the same species we do up here, and more. Steelhead, salmon, lingcod, sea bass and albacore are all options for these Cali kids just like they are for us […]

To Speed Blindly Into The Unknown

To Speed Blindly Into The Unknown

Oct 5, 2017 | No Comments

I grew up in the southwest corner of New England’s coast, where fog was hardly unknown. I learned how to operate a boat in pea soup conditions when I was still a boy. Running a boat in the fog can be an eerie, disorienting experience. You are surrounded by soggy gray walls that display a […]

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.