A Network ‘Thank You’ to Representatives Who Voted NO on HR 200

A Network ‘Thank You’ to Representatives Who Voted NO on HR 200

Last week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act, which would be a significant step back from the years of progress made in effective fisheries management under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. H.R. 200 would undermine the use of science that has been so successful in […]

Voices Opposing H.R. 3094, the ‘Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act’

Voices Opposing H.R. 3094, the ‘Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act’

Learn more about red snapper and what you can do to oppose H.R. 3094. H.R. 3094 is the latest attempt to disrupt a fisheries management process that puts science and stakeholders first. We should be striving to improve the solid procedural foundation established by the Magnuson-Stevens Act, rather than undermining it with piecemeal exemptions. — […]

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Magnuson-Stevens Act

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Magnuson-Stevens Act

The Magnuson-Stevens Act established a successful framework for sustainable science-based fishery management that is responsive to regional stakeholders while protecting national interests. Authors of the Act had a long-term, bi-partisan commitment to productive fisheries and healthy fishing communities. Our job is to uphold and build on that legacy for future generations. —Linda Behnken, Executive Director, […]

Focus on Forage Fish

Focus on Forage Fish

A series of articles on MFCN’s “From the Waterfront” blog highlighting the importance of managing prey species for the needs of marine ecosystems. Pass the Menhaden, Please, by Ken Hinman (11/23/2015) Pacific Council Finishes Precautionary Plan to Protect Unmanaged Forage, by Theresa Labriola (11/20/2015) The Grocery Store is Closing: Managing Forage Fisheries for Winter, by […]