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Why Mining in Bristol Bay is Still A Bad Idea

Why Mining in Bristol Bay is Still A Bad Idea

Mar 13, 2019 | No Comments

Photo: Fly-fishing in Bristol Bay, via World Wildlife Fund Here we go again. The Trump administration has decided that the voices of thousands of native Alaskans, fisherman, outdoor recreationists and others need to be raised up one more time in opposition to mining in Bristol Bay. On Feb. 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers […]

The Alaska Marine Conservation Council:  Making Waves for 24 Years

The Alaska Marine Conservation Council: Making Waves for 24 Years

Mar 6, 2019 | No Comments

This post is part of an ongoing series profiling the Network’s partners and their good work. In 1992, with support from the Alaska Conservation Foundation, Nevette Bowen, a community organizer and fisherman, traveled coastal Alaska to listen to the marine conservation concerns of fishermen, subsistence harvesters and coastal residents. A consensus emerged from these coastal […]

The Danger of Being Divided on Fisheries

The Danger of Being Divided on Fisheries

Feb 27, 2019 | One Comment

Advocates in the fisheries world often lament how complicated the policies are and how hard it is to explain the nuances to the general public. Well, fisheries management is extremely esoteric and opaque when you get into the scientific nitty-gritty. But at a fundamental level, the crafting and execution of fisheries policy is the most […]

Warmest Ocean Ever… How Will It Impact the Fish?

Warmest Ocean Ever… How Will It Impact the Fish?

Feb 20, 2019 | No Comments

Top photo: Solomon Moore (age four) of Brunswick, Maine with a scup he caught last year. Scup, a warm water fish, are now so plentiful in the region that they provide a great fishing opportunity for youth. Much of the heat generated by global warming, heat that would normally raise our air temperatures around the […]

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.