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Salmon, Subsistence, Pebble Mine & More: Watch the Waterside Chat with SalmonState’s Melanie Brown

Salmon, Subsistence, Pebble Mine & More: Watch the Waterside Chat with SalmonState’s Melanie Brown

Feb 13, 2024 | No Comments

SalmonState’s Melanie Brown joined the Marine Fish Conservation Network for an online Waterside Chat on January 23rd, 2024. Melanie fishes commercially in Bristol Bay in Alaska, the fourth generation of her family to make a living on the water. In her role as outreach director at SalmonState, Melanie builds spheres of influence to address marine […]

The Striped Bass and the Flounder

The Striped Bass and the Flounder

Feb 9, 2024 | One Comment

In 1984, New York’s recreational fishermen took home about 14.5 million winter flounder, a harvest that totaled about 13.9 million pounds and dwarfed the 1.35 million pounds of flounder that was landed by the state’s commercial fishermen in the same year. Winter flounder made up over one-third of the nearly 40 million fish landed by […]

Real World Striped Bass: Part II

Real World Striped Bass: Part II

Jan 31, 2024 | 12 Comments

Read Part I of this series. Top photo: striped bass with a catch-and-release scar On and Off the Water Observations of 2023’s Fishing Season Last go around, we detailed some relevant on-the-water/real-world observations regarding last season’s striped bass fishery. Primarily how the new 3″ slot limit likely increased dead discards, ahem, a LOT. This go-around […]

Real World Striped Bass: Part I

Real World Striped Bass: Part I

Jan 25, 2024 | 16 Comments

Read Part II of this series On and Off the Water Observations of 2023’s Fishing Season There aren’t many anglers around who wouldn’t agree that the striped bass run in the New York Bight this fall was downright EPIC. And the spring/early summer? ‘Twas really good too. Indeed, I said similar things last year, but […]

Join Our January Waterside Chat with Melanie Brown; Watch our December Chat with Kevin Scribner

Join Our January Waterside Chat with Melanie Brown; Watch our December Chat with Kevin Scribner

Jan 19, 2024 | No Comments

Join us on January 23rd for the Marine Fish Conservation Network’s next online Waterside Chat, featuring Alaska’s Melanie Brown, outreach director at SalmonState. Besides her work with Salmon State, Melanie also fishes commercially in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Her children are now following in her footsteps as fifth-generation fishermen. Melanie and host Tom Sadler will talk […]

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 conservation policy, including our primary federal fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Learn more.