Our Blog: From the Waterfront

Like the Oceans, Global Causes are Interconnected

Like the Oceans, Global Causes are Interconnected

What does fisheries policy have to do with an indigenous nation’s campaign for federal recognition, a women-led grassroots organization’s fight to keep their bodies free from a dangerous isotope called tritium, the battle over water privatization taking place in Nigeria (and globally), and Puerto Rico’s struggle to rebuild after Hurricane Maria? Everything, as it turns […]

Can Offshore Wind and Fishing Coexist?

Can Offshore Wind and Fishing Coexist?

Steve Brustein of West Warwick and Kevin Fetzer of East Greenwich with summer flounder (fluke) and black sea bass they caught when fishing the Block Island Wind Farm area. This is an update on offshore wind farms in the northeast and what some in the fishing community are saying about the relationship between fishing and […]

A Journey To The Unknown: Revised Recreational Catch Data

A Journey To The Unknown:  Revised Recreational Catch Data

Photo by John McMurray For many years, anglers have criticized estimates of recreational fish landings produced by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which are used by fishery managers to set seasons, bag limits and other regulations. Such anglers typically argue that NMFS overestimates recreational harvest, which results in unnecessary restrictions being placed on recreational […]

Tightlined Slam For Conservation

Tightlined Slam For Conservation

Western Long Island Sound fishing Tournament Raises Money for Marine Conservation Top photo by John McMurray The first Tightlined Slam tournament will be occurring September 28-30 at Wilson Cove Marina in Norwalk, CT. This is a catch-and-release only tournament, with the proceeds going to the Marine Fish Conservation Network. A captains’ meeting will be held […]

Shortfin Makos in Peril

Shortfin Makos in Peril

Shortfin makos swim through the ocean like they own the place, moving swiftly and decisively below the surface, or cruising up on top displaying their distinctive blue-black dorsal fin, like a flag, to the sun. Along the northeast coast, they’re the shark most sought out by anglers, because they are a fish of superlatives. Shortfin […]