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Crabby Politics Risk Coastal Fishing

Crabby Politics Risk Coastal Fishing

Jan 19, 2018 | No Comments

Fisheries policy has a responsibility to be sustainable to ensure that future generations will have access to the same resources we’ve always had the luxury of taking for granted. Fisheries policy also has a responsibility to the people who make a living from the fisheries, whether directly at sea or indirectly at market. Policy needs […]

Reflections at the Start of a New Year

Reflections at the Start of a New Year

Jan 16, 2018 | No Comments

The start of a new year is a chance to reflect on the work the Marine Fish Conservation Network has done and start thinking about the year ahead. The end of 2017 marked the completion of my first year at the Network. To say it is all I expected is to understate it by a […]

Report Says Water Cleaner, But Climate Change Taking Its Toll on the Fish

Report Says Water Cleaner, But Climate Change Taking Its Toll on the Fish

Jan 12, 2018 | No Comments

Steve Brustein and Michael Weaver with summer flounder, scup and black sea bass (warm water fish) they caught in Narragansett Bay this summer. Cold water fish like winter flounder have moved out. As a fisherman, I was excited when I first got my eyes on the State of Narragansett Bay and Its Watershed Report that […]

Gulf Chef Speaks Out Against The RED SNAPPER Act

Gulf Chef Speaks Out Against The RED SNAPPER Act

Jan 9, 2018 | One Comment

A recent report in Undercurrent News revealed that both the US seafood industry and conservation groups are opposed to HR 3588, or the RED SNAPPER Act. The bill, introduced by Louisiana’s Garret Graves, would transfer management of the red snapper recreational fishery in the Gulf of Mexico from a federal fisheries management council to several […]

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.