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If Fish Could Talk

If Fish Could Talk

Apr 25, 2017 | No Comments

Photo: David Appolonia of South Kingstown, Rhode Island with a school bluefin tuna It’s 2017 and the fish are on the run. They’re actually under attack. They have always been running from other fish that seek them out as prey and mankind that catches them to eat. This is only natural. However, today the fish […]

It’s Been a Seven-Suit Session So Far, as Fishermen Engage in Politics

It’s Been a Seven-Suit Session So Far, as Fishermen Engage in Politics

Apr 21, 2017 | No Comments

Guide Chris Vertopoulos (left) and client Jim Lorenz with a wild-released Sandy River steelhead from April 10, 2017 No 26-year fishing guide should be expected to don a three-piece suit more than a few times over his or her career. When said 26-year fishing guide does don a three-piece suit seven times in just two […]

Sadly, NMFS’ Assessment Was Right

Sadly, NMFS’ Assessment Was Right

Apr 18, 2017 | One Comment

Photo: Gulf of Maine Atlantic Cod, by Joachim S. Mueller Counting fish is a difficult job, and even the best stock assessment contains its share of uncertainty. The 2014 stock assessment update for Gulf of Maine cod found that, depending on the model used, the current spawning stock biomass might be as low as 2,100 […]

Sustaining Fish & Opportunities for the Next Generation

Sustaining Fish & Opportunities for the Next Generation

Apr 14, 2017 | No Comments

Young fishermen advocate for fisheries access in Washington, DC. Photo courtesy of the Alaska Marine Conservation Council. To many Alaskans, it is not news that it is becoming increasingly difficult for new entrants to join the commercial fishing fleet. Fishery access permits and quota are being lost from rural Alaska communities. Studies show that the […]

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.