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Helping Managers and Fishermen Cope with Climate Change (Part 2)

Helping Managers and Fishermen Cope with Climate Change (Part 2)

Oct 17, 2019 | No Comments

Top photo: Captains DeFusco and Sprengle of East Coast Charters with a wahoo they caught in warm August water off Rhode Island. Read the first installment of this two-part series. What climate change impacts are fishermen experiencing and what scientists are doing to help fisheries managers and fishermen prepare is the focus of this article. But […]

Feeling Climate Change in U.S. Waters (Part 1)

Feeling Climate Change in U.S. Waters (Part 1)

Oct 15, 2019 | No Comments

Top Photo: A warm water “blob” in 2014 forced sea lion mothers to forage further from their rookeries in the Channel Islands off Southern California. Hungry pups set out on their own, but many became stranded on area beaches. Photo and caption via NOAA Fisheries. Last year our oceans absorbed 93 percent of the heat […]

Support the Young Fishermen’s Development Act

Support the Young Fishermen’s Development Act

Oct 9, 2019 | No Comments

Young people in Alaska face mounting challenges to entering commercial fisheries By Linda Behnken and Tara Racine. This piece first appeared in The Cordova Times and the Juneau Empire and is reprinted with permission. Top photo courtesy of National Fisherman, from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Limited entry programs have reduced the size of the […]

Striped Bass Demonstrate the Need to Hold Fishermen Accountable

Striped Bass Demonstrate the Need to Hold Fishermen Accountable

Sep 25, 2019 | No Comments

Actions have consequences. At least they should. If someone does something that is contrary to the public interest, they ought to pay an appropriate price for the harm that they do. But when it comes to fisheries management, things don’t always work out that way. For a very long time, fishermen were allowed to overfish, […]

About the Marine Fish Conservation Network

The Marine Fish Conservation Network is a coalition of commercial and recreational fishing associations, regional and national conservation groups, aquaria, and marine science organizations dedicated to defending and strengthening our primary federal fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, in order to sustain abundant fish populations, healthy marine ecosystems, and thriving fishing communities. Learn more.