As a fisheries organizer, there’s one question I get at almost every public event I’m a part of: “What is one thing that I can do to help fish and fishermen?” It’s a tough question to answer and one that I’m sure I will hear a lot during this October, which happens to be National […]
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Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a renewed drive by the angling and boatbuilding industries, who are urging the Senate to pass S. 1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act (Modern Fish Act), before the 115th Congress comes to an end. S. 1520, as its proponents continually remind us, would amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery […]
Red Grouper photo courtesy of Wikipedia The majority of media and political attention is focused on red snapper, but there are several other reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico that are of commercial and recreational importance. Commercial fishermen in the Gulf, especially the eastern Gulf, rely on red grouper to make a living. Unfortunately, […]
Striped bass unite us on the East Coast. For thousands of years these hearty fish have made their impressive migration from the Mid-Atlantic Bight to Southern New England and north to the Gulf of Maine. Stripers have a curiously strong magnetic pull. They draw hoards of anglers to the coast. They drive us to spend […]
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.