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Ocean Moment with AFFTA Executive Director Lucas Bissett

Ocean Moment with AFFTA Executive Director Lucas Bissett

Aug 5, 2021 | No Comments

Recently, the Marine Fish Conservation Network welcomed two new members to the Network Policy Council, Captain Lucas Bissett and Bill Mott. Tom Sadler, the Network’s deputy director, caught up with them to learn more about their backgrounds, their work and why they joined the Council. This first interview is with Captain Lucas Bissett. Tom Sadler: […]

Genetic Database Offers New Hope for Shad & River Herring

Genetic Database Offers New Hope for Shad & River Herring

Jul 29, 2021 | No Comments

ASMFC & USGS Announce Research Partnership This article was originally published in The Wild Oceans Horizon newsletter and was reprinted with permission. View the latest issue and past issues of The Wild Oceans Horizon. Top image: shad, photo via the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The 2020 Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) American shad […]

Should the ASMFC Rebuild Striped Bass?

Should the ASMFC Rebuild Striped Bass?

Jul 22, 2021 | No Comments

Top photo by John McMurray Over the past few years, it was pretty clear to anyone who regularly fishes for Atlantic striped bass that the stock was declining badly, even before the latest benchmark stock assessment, released in 2019, confirmed what most serious fishermen already suspected—that the stock was overfished and suffering from overfishing. What’s […]

Navigating Toward Healthier Oceans and More Productive Fisheries Requires a Climate Change Response in Management

Navigating Toward Healthier Oceans and More Productive Fisheries Requires a Climate Change Response in Management

Jun 30, 2021 | No Comments

By Linda Behnken and Kevin Scribner, MFCN Policy Council co-chairs For the two of us, climate change is top of mind. It impacts the way we do business, the way we think about the ocean resources we depend on, the way we see our communities surviving into the future. We’re going to have to adapt; […]

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