Our Working Waterfronts are the Future of Fishing

Our Working Waterfronts are the Future of Fishing

Photo: Boatyard in Toledo, Oregon Since its inception, the Marine Fish Conservation Network has advocated on behalf of fishing communities. Working waterfronts are a vital part of the coastal ecosystem: commercial docks, provisioners, small-boat marinas and boatyards, charter operators, day boats, tackle shops, wholesale and retail fish markets, processing plants, restaurants, aquaria, ecotourism, and a […]

Continuing the Success of the Magnuson-Stevens Act in the Gulf of Mexico

Continuing the Success of the Magnuson-Stevens Act in the Gulf of Mexico

This spring NOAA Fisheries released two reports that signal encouraging progress for fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. The 2015 Status of the Stocks and Fisheries Economics in the U. S.: 2014 both documented the continuing success of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Until fairly recently, however, many Gulf fisheries were overfished or subject to overfishing and […]

The Magnuson-Stevens Act Turns 40

The Magnuson-Stevens Act Turns 40

Some dates are indelible: birthdays, the first day of spring, weddings, graduation. And they certainly can’t be ignored when the anniversary falls on a nice round number. This year we observe 40 years of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), a milestone in the history of the management and conservation of U.S. fisheries. Congress passed the original […]