Top photo: Captains DeFusco and Sprengle of East Coast Charters with a wahoo they caught in warm August water off Rhode Island. Read the first installment of this two-part series. What climate change impacts are fishermen experiencing and what scientists are doing to help fisheries managers and fishermen prepare is the focus of this article. But […]
Achieving Healthy Oceans and Productive Fisheries
Healthy oceans and productive fisheries are crucial for the future of our planet, the survival of our species, and the prosperity of our country. Learn why effective management of U.S. federal fisheries is critical for the long-term conservation of our oceans.
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Top Photo: A warm water “blob” in 2014 forced sea lion mothers to forage further from their rookeries in the Channel Islands off Southern California. Hungry pups set out on their own, but many became stranded on area beaches. Photo and caption via NOAA Fisheries. Last year our oceans absorbed 93 percent of the heat […]
Young people in Alaska face mounting challenges to entering commercial fisheries By Linda Behnken and Tara Racine. This piece first appeared in The Cordova Times and the Juneau Empire and is reprinted with permission. Top photo courtesy of National Fisherman, from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Limited entry programs have reduced the size of the […]
Actions have consequences. At least they should. If someone does something that is contrary to the public interest, they ought to pay an appropriate price for the harm that they do. But when it comes to fisheries management, things don’t always work out that way. For a very long time, fishermen were allowed to overfish, […]
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.