TELL CONGRESS! Oppose H.R. 200

TELL CONGRESS! Oppose H.R. 200

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Summit Innovations Can Be Done Under Present MSA

Summit Innovations Can Be Done Under Present MSA

Apr 19, 2018 | No Comments

Photo: Secretary Wilbur Ross, Department of Commerce and NOAA Chief Rear Admiral, Timothy Gallaudet, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. The National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summit sponsored by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries department was held March 28 and 29 at the Westin Crystal City hotel in Arlington, VA. One […]

A Conservative History of Environmentalism

A Conservative History of Environmentalism

Apr 17, 2018 | No Comments

Photo: President Nixon signs the executive order creating the EPA, flanked on his right by William Ruckelshaus, the agency’s first administrator Let’s look at a few quotes from past Presidents and see if you can guess who said them: You’re worried about what man has done and is doing to this magical planet that God […]

Hope & Hype At The Recreational Summit

Hope & Hype At The Recreational Summit

Apr 13, 2018 | No Comments

On March 28 and 29, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), with the cooperation of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Service (ASMFC), held the 2018 Recreational Fishing Summit in Alexandria, Virginia. Such summits have been held every four years or so. I’ve attended the last few, and in previous years was underwhelmed, as the programs […]

Fishing For Invested Anglers

Fishing For Invested Anglers

Apr 9, 2018 | No Comments

Coho Salmon in Oregon’s Tillamook State Forest. Photo courtesy Wikipedia/Oregon Department of Forestry. Anglers from across the nation converged in Washington DC recently, this angler included, for the National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summit to discuss gains and losses that the sportfleet has experienced in recent times. The take-away: recreational fishermen care about the future of […]

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.