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Magnuon-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act:  People Are Talking (And Rep. Huffman Is Listening)

Magnuon-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: People Are Talking (And Rep. Huffman Is Listening)

Nov 19, 2019 | No Comments

This post originally appeared on Charles Witek’s blog, One Angler’s Voyage, and is reprinted with permission. Last Friday, I had the privilege of participating in a “listening session” arranged by Rep. Jarred Huffman (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Natural Resources Water, Oceans and Wildlife Subcommittee. Eleven persons, not including the Congressman, sat at the […]

The Network Thanks Ken Hinman for His Years of Dedication

The Network Thanks Ken Hinman for His Years of Dedication

Nov 13, 2019 | No Comments

A sea change has happened in the fisheries conservation world: longtime advocate, expert and visionary, Ken Hinman, has retired as president of Wild Oceans. Ken has been at the center of the fisheries conservation movement for more than 40 years, and for most of that time as the head of Wild Oceans (formerly the National […]

Point of View: Time to Rethink Halibut Bycatch Regulations

Point of View: Time to Rethink Halibut Bycatch Regulations

Nov 7, 2019 | No Comments

This opinion piece originally appeared in the Homer News on October 2, 2019. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting has already occurred, but the issue of accounting for halibut bycatch is ongoing. The author makes a strong case for an abundance-based management approach that considers the needs of small-scale fishermen who catch halibut one […]

A View from the Hill: November 2019

A View from the Hill: November 2019

Nov 6, 2019 | One Comment

Photo courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol We sailed through summer and are now well into fall. We want to catch you up on a fair amount of action both on and off the Hill. As you may recall, much of May and June was focused on marking up and passing annual appropriation bills […]

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.