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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 […]

Will “Steepness” Stymie Opponents of Fluke Regulations?

Will “Steepness” Stymie Opponents of Fluke Regulations?

Feb 13, 2017 | No Comments

If there is one constant in mid-Atlantic fisheries management, it is that restrictions on the recreational summer flounder harvest will always be controversial. That is particularly true in 2017, after six years of below-average recruitment—the number of young fish entering the population—has caused the population to decline to just 58% of the target level, forcing […]

Nation’s First Food Strategist & Rhode Island Food Plan

Nation’s First Food Strategist & Rhode Island Food Plan

Feb 10, 2017 | No Comments

What role will local fishing, agriculture and food enterprise have in supporting Rhode Island and the region moving forward? This was the primary question explored as 350 business, government and community leaders gathered at the University of Rhode Island for the first Rhode Island Food System Summit in January. The summit was organized by Sue […]

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.