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Commerce Department’s Summer Flounder Decision Undermines ASMFC’s Authority To Manage Fish Stocks

Commerce Department’s Summer Flounder Decision Undermines ASMFC’s Authority To Manage Fish Stocks

Author Charles Witke will testify at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Magnuson-Stevens Act on July 19th. In this post, he explains why the recent Commerce Department decision undermines ASFMC and the future of cooperative interstate fisheries management. Late in the afternoon of July 11, 2017, the United States Department of Commerce (Commerce) […]

Commerce Decision on Summer Flounder Ignores Science-based Management

Commerce Decision on Summer Flounder Ignores Science-based Management

Photo by John McMurray. Members of the Network are speaking out against the recent decision by the Commerce Department to allow New Jersey’s noncompliance with the 2017 regulations for summer flounder set by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). This marks the first time that the Commerce Department has overruled the decision of the […]

Striped Bass Need Menhaden Now More Than Ever

Striped Bass Need Menhaden Now More Than Ever

Atlantic Menhaden Management Board meets November 14th – Mark Your Calendars – Your Voice Needed For decades, numerous coastal communities in the Chesapeake Bay were alive and vibrant. Charter captains and recreational anglers would leave from ports like Solomon’s Island, Point Lookout, Breezy Point, and Tilghman Island in Maryland every day in search of a […]