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Watch: A Network Deeper Dive into Shooting Video for Advocacy

Watch: A Network Deeper Dive into Shooting Video for Advocacy

Jul 19, 2024 | No Comments

In June and July of 2024, expert video storyteller Jo Knight delivered a two-part, in-depth overview of how to shoot advocacy video for members of the Marine Fish Conservation Network. In the training, Jo demonstrated why video a powerful tool for persuasion and mobilization, explored ways to tell a story with B-roll, gave advice on […]

Building Boom: Congress Funds Regional Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management Projects

Building Boom: Congress Funds Regional Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management Projects

Jul 2, 2024 | No Comments

This article is reprinted with permission from the Wild Oceans Horizon Newsletter Spring 2024. Top photo: river herring The use of ecosystem based fisheries management (EBFM) is widely accepted as the strongest framework for achieving sustainability in fisheries, both in terms of ecological and human well-being. More than a decade ago, the regional fishery management […]

Why Regulate Recreational Fisheries?

Why Regulate Recreational Fisheries?

Jun 27, 2024 | No Comments

Photo: Charles Witek in a different era of fishing technology When I was young, marine recreational fisheries, at least in the northeast, were virtually unregulated. There was a 16-inch (fork length) minimum size for striped bass that was in place throughout the region, but other than that, anglers could take as many fish as they […]

Watch: Waterside Chat with Colles Stowell

Watch: Waterside Chat with Colles Stowell

Jun 14, 2024 | No Comments

Colles Stowell, founder and president of the One Fish Foundation, joined the Marine Fish Conservation Network for an online Waterside Chat on May 30, 2024. Colles and host Tom Sadler discussed: How our seafood system has changed from mostly local or domestic to mostly imported in a few short decades How we’ve become so dependent […]

Resilience Through Representation

Resilience Through Representation

Jun 7, 2024 | 2 Comments

Commercial fishing and charter/for-hire fishing communities exist throughout our nation’s coastlines from the Aleutian Islands (AK) to San Diego (CA) and from Brownsville (TX) to Key West (FL) to Eastport (ME). Commercial and charter/for-hire fishermen like us live in and sail from these ports as we spend our lives on the water delivering sustainable, wild, […]

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.