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Why Do We Need a Crisis to ‘Organize?’

Why Do We Need a Crisis to ‘Organize?’

Jun 30, 2022 | No Comments

I’ve spent a fair amount of my adult life organizing anglers to do good for fish. It seems that unless there’s a crisis (i.e. hatcheries closing) most anglers are content just going about their business, taking advantage of the good times, and critiquing agency policy during the bad times. I think it may stem from […]

Bristol Bay Update: Your Chance to Help Protect the Bay Today

Bristol Bay Update: Your Chance to Help Protect the Bay Today

Jun 28, 2022 | No Comments

Top photo: Brown bear fishing in the Bristol Bay watershed, just one of the countless animals that depend on the bounty of the bay At the Marine Fish Conservation Network, we’ve advocated for protecting Bristol Bay in Alaska for many years. Today we have news to share and an opportunity for you to take action […]

Court Vacates Atlantic Herring Buffer Zone

Court Vacates Atlantic Herring Buffer Zone

Jun 22, 2022 | No Comments

Midwater Trawling Resumes Near Shore This article first appeared in the Wild Oceans Horizon Newsletter. Top photo by John McMurray. On April 21st, NOAA Fisheries announced that the Atlantic herring buffer zone, also called the inshore midwater trawl restricted area, would no longer be enforced as a result of a District Court ruling to vacate […]

Happy World Ocean Day 2022

Happy World Ocean Day 2022

Jun 8, 2022 | One Comment

In celebration of World Ocean Day, the Marine Fish Conservation Network and our partners are reflecting on what the ocean means to our planet, our communities and our way of life. “Since time immemorial, fisheries have supported diverse indigenous cultures. For centuries, small-scale fisheries have been the economic engine of coastal communities. In return, fishermen […]

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.