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What In The World Is Happening To Us?

What In The World Is Happening To Us?

Jun 26, 2017 | 5 Comments

Are we losing our conservation ethic in fisheries management? Many years ago, I made a promise to my friend and mentor Lefty Kreh. Lefty is a hero of mine since childhood. My friend, Kent Tidy, was kind enough to introduce us in the 90’s. One of the first times we met, we were upstairs in […]

Extended Gulf Red Snapper Season Illegal & Ill-Advised

Extended Gulf Red Snapper Season Illegal & Ill-Advised

Jun 21, 2017 | One Comment

Recently, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a rule which reopened the federal red snapper season for private-boat anglers in the Gulf of Mexico (Temporary Rule). While such Temporary Rule was welcomed by many participants in the red snapper fishery, it is in serious conflict with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens), […]

Why Bunker Matter

Why Bunker Matter

Jun 19, 2017 | No Comments

As numerous “50s” are being caught off the coast of Jersey, it’s pretty darn clear… If you are a striper fisherman, unless you’ve taken some sorta sabbatical from social media, I’m guessing you’ve heard about the downright epic fishing off the Jersey Shore right now. I mean, complete insanity. “Last night was one for the […]

Network Member Spotlight: Linda Behnken

Network Member Spotlight: Linda Behnken

Jun 16, 2017 | No Comments

Reprinted article courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute I came to Alaska when I was in college. I had always wanted to see Alaska from reading about its wildness and beauty. I knew I loved being out on the water. I had the idea that I would come out and try to fish and make […]

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.