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Is Sport Fishing Dying?

Is Sport Fishing Dying?

Sep 28, 2023 | One Comment

About a year ago, I found myself in immediate need of a new boat. Someone at my marina had just put his 32-foot Topaz on the market, and after a quick conversation with my wife and a far longer inspection by a marine surveyor, I made it my own. At that point, I needed to […]

Pacific Council Decisions to Include Climate Science

Pacific Council Decisions to Include Climate Science

Sep 20, 2023 | No Comments

Last year, the Pacific Fishery Management Council recognized that increasing climate variability and changing ocean conditions could adversely affect West Coast fisheries and communities and began Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiative 4 to incorporate ecosystem information into council decision-making. A primary objective is to develop clear pathways for connecting ecosystem science and management. This is a […]

Waterside Chat: Joel Johnson of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Waterside Chat: Joel Johnson of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Sep 13, 2023 | No Comments

Joel Johnson, the President and CEO of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, will join the Marine Fish Conservation Network and host Tom Sadler for an online Waterside Chat on Friday, September 22nd. The foundation is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, working with communities to conserve and expand those special places for a healthy […]

New Public Comment Opportunity on the Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

New Public Comment Opportunity on the Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Sep 6, 2023 | No Comments

On August 25, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a 60-day comment period (ends October 25) on the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary draft management plan and environmental impact statement (EIS), which will determine the final boundaries, permitted activities, and general regulations of the marine sanctuary. NOAA is hosting in-person and virtual informational […]

Legislation Focuses on the Chesapeake Bay

Legislation Focuses on the Chesapeake Bay

Aug 30, 2023 | No Comments

The Chesapeake Bay is an iconic marine ecosystem that inspires stories, songs, and lifelong memories. I’ve fished, hunted, and raced sailboats in and around the bay. And while now I live in the headwaters of the bay watershed, I continue to be closely connected to it. This summer, members of Congress in the Chesapeake Bay […]

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, sustainable seafood suppliers, and marine science organizations dedicated to sustaining abundant fish populations, healthy marine ecosystems, and thriving fishing communities through defending and strengthening U.S. ocean policy, including our primary federal fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Learn more.