Photo: Striped bass w/menhaden, by John McMurray. Fisheries management is based on a single-species approach. Stock assessments are done, annual catch limits (ACLs) are applied, and we know how many fish can be taken from the resource, leaving enough to produce a stable population for years to come. The single-species approach is effective in many […]
Achieving Healthy Oceans and Productive Fisheries
Healthy oceans and productive fisheries are crucial for the future of our planet, the survival of our species, and the prosperity of our country. Learn why effective management of U.S. federal fisheries is critical for the long-term conservation of our oceans.
Our Blog: From the Waterfront
Some of our most powerful voices in the debate about federal fisheries policy are the women and men who work and play on the waterfront and observe its changes everyday. Read the blog that showcases fishermen’s and conservationists’ perspectives and opinions on why we need strong, effective federal fisheries policy to ensure healthy oceans and productive fisheries.
The Latest From Our Blog
Steve Brustein of Portland, ME with a 23″ summer flounder (fluke) caught last month north of the Jamestown Bridge in Narragansett Bay, RI. It’s nine months into a 48-month presidency, and the fish are losing their voice. With all that is going on in our country it seems odd to talk about the plight of […]
Photo: Waterfront in Eureka, California, By JP Smith via Wikipedia Commercial fishermen have been a part of communities and economies since humans learned how to catch fish. This has not changed throughout time: the men and women who produce seafood are members of a community (perhaps even yours!) and contribute to the local and global […]
Photo: Katri and her first salmon My daughter, Katri, caught her first salmon last week, just in time to bring it back to Chicago and share it with Grandma JoJo and some long-time family friends. They just don’t get this kind of quality seafood back in Chicago all that often… actually, never. It feels extra […]
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.