The Hard Truth on Summer Flounder

The Hard Truth on Summer Flounder

Despite What Some Are Saying, We Have To Do Something with Fluke Over the years, I’ve written a lot about summer flounder… mostly using it as an example of how the conservation provisions of federal fisheries managed law (AKA the Magnuson Stevens Act – MSA) have worked to rebuild stocks… and subsequently provided access to […]

The Last Little Fish

The Last Little Fish

Michael O’ Leary with a Tillamook Bay spring Chinook from June 2016 Some funny things happened in this last election. Besides the obvious, not all of the votes went the way you would think. One of my fellow Marine Fish Conservation Network bloggers mentioned on a recent call, that a district that voted strongly for […]

Fishing Brings Me Joy

Fishing Brings Me Joy

“Everyone who catches a fish is happy, and this brings me joy,” said Capt. Dave Monti. Here Walt Galloway (with tautog), David Hansen (black sea bass) and Gerald Pesch (cod) caught three species when fishing off Newport, R.I., thanks in part to the Magnuson-Stevens Act. During the holiday season I often reflect and write about […]