Scale matters. It’s probably foolish to try to distill the message of a 2+-day conference where a wide variety of participants covers dozens of topics, yet that short and simple sentence has come back to me over and over again as I reflect on my time at Slow Fish 2018. The second annual conference, which […]
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My fishing seasons begin bright with hope and filled with expectations. Last year’s mistakes and missed opportunities have been recalled and dissected all winter; plans have been laid to assure better outcomes next time. And those next times are coming soon. The marina has promised that, sometime later this week, my boat will go into […]
According to short term projections by the Food and Agricultural Organization (or FAO), global fish demand could increase by 47 million tons in less than ten years. In the last several decades, despite rising seafood consumption, wild-capture fisheries’ production remained steady, while aquaculture production grew to help meet this demand. The United States is not […]
Obesity, chronic heart disease, depression, cancer, diabetes, malnourishment are all components of our failing food system. Worldwide we produce enough calories of food to feed the entire planet, but due to inequality and distribution of power there are billions of people that are starving. Here in the United States we have a different problem; the […]
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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.