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Fisheries Research Broadens in Wind Farm Area

Fisheries Research Broadens in Wind Farm Area

Jul 8, 2020 | No Comments

Top Photo: Underwater glider used in cod and highly migratory species studies to come, which can track fish tagged with transmitters in real time. (Photo: Christopher McGuire/The Nature Conservancy). This article is about state and federal governments, fishermen, science and wind farm developers working together to design a fisheries research and monitoring plan at and […]

Pacific Northwest Salmon Runs Hit Troubled Times Too

Pacific Northwest Salmon Runs Hit Troubled Times Too

Jul 1, 2020 | No Comments

Bob’s big lingcod As the joint states of Oregon and Washington craft the salmon seasons on the lower Columbia, our community is engaging with House and Senate staff in search of disaster relief funds. It’s becoming all too common once again; we’re on the lookout for another bailout by the federal government for what once […]

Take Action to Oppose Pebble Mine

Take Action to Oppose Pebble Mine

Jun 24, 2020 | No Comments

Top photo: Sockeye salmon in Lake Iliamna, which drains into Bristol Bay Recently I had the opportunity to be a panelist on a webinar hosted by Conserve America to talk about the Pebble Mine project at the headwaters of Bristol Bay in Alaska. I have written about this project before. This webinar was an opportunity […]

Selling Direct Provides Rewards Beyond Survival During This Emergency

Selling Direct Provides Rewards Beyond Survival During This Emergency

Jun 17, 2020 | No Comments

Top photo: Harrison Ibach and his freshly caught live Dungeness crab. The COVID-19 emergency has devastated the commercial fishing industry and changed the seafood industry, perhaps forever. But one silver lining in this crisis has been seeing the revitalization of direct sales of seafood, and sharing the fish that I catch with my Northern California […]

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.