Thanks New Jersey…

Thanks New Jersey…

Some may be cheering the Secretary of Commerce’s decision to overrule ASMFC on summer flounder, but in the end, Jersey may have really screwed us If you are a regular reader, you likely know the controversy surrounding summer flounder (aka fluke). And I’m guessing you’re probably up to speed on the striped bass situation, too […]

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 […]