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Endgame for Blueback Herring

Endgame for Blueback Herring

Feb 23, 2017 | 5 Comments

Top Photo: Pair Trawlers off Rhode Island, by Mike Laptew. I have been working on river herring-related issues for the past 25 years and was one of the first anglers/conservationists to jump up and call attention to the fact that river herring were disappearing rapidly before our eyes. We are quite literally at the bottom […]

John Jacob Astor and the Unregulated Demise of Natural Resources

John Jacob Astor and the Unregulated Demise of Natural Resources

Feb 21, 2017 | No Comments

Top image: portrait of John Jacob Astor, via Wikipedia I had the good fortune to get a little culture in my life this week. One benefit of moving from a tiny town in coastal Oregon to “the Big City” was the diversity of opportunities that exist within these crowded city walls, such as the opportunity […]

I Kid You Not, Cod Fishing is Hot

I Kid You Not, Cod Fishing is Hot

Feb 17, 2017 | No Comments

Photo: Steve Brustein and Capt. Dave Monti with cod caught at the East Fishing Grounds three miles east of Block Island on No Fluke Charters. Cod fishing is good off the Rhode Island coast. Contraire to what is being experienced in the Gulf of Maine, cod fishing for recreational anglers off Rhode Island has been […]

2-for-1? Sounds Good, But Don’t Take the Bait

2-for-1? Sounds Good, But Don’t Take the Bait

Feb 15, 2017 | No Comments

How the Administration’s Actions Could Affect our Fisheries Top Photo: Arizona Aubrey with a Tillamook Bay sturgeon We’ve all been victims of regulation, and when President Trump rolled out his “1 new regulation in, 2 old ones out” executive order, I wasn’t sure that was such a bad idea. But then I got educated. In […]

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.