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Rep. Peltola Steps Up for Bristol Bay

Rep. Peltola Steps Up for Bristol Bay

May 14, 2024 | One Comment

On May 1, 2024 Rep. Mary Peltola (D-AK) introduced a bill, titled the “Bristol Bay Protection Act,” in the House of Representatives. Such legislation, if passed and signed into law, would finally end the long-running conflict that has pitted proponents of the so-called “Pebble Mine” against Alaska Native peoples and others who have long harvested, […]

Fisheries Management:  The Problem of Perception

Fisheries Management: The Problem of Perception

Apr 25, 2024 | 5 Comments

Top Photo: Gulf of Maine Atlantic Cod, by Joachim S. Mueller One of the most frustrating aspects of fisheries management is the fact that two people—or, more often, two groups of people—can look at the same set of facts and come to two very different conclusions. It’s not unusual for scientists who manage fish stocks […]

What Does Recreational Fishing Really Mean?

What Does Recreational Fishing Really Mean?

Apr 18, 2024 | 4 Comments

Is “Limiting Out” Becoming Passé? Top photo: Releasing a bluefin tuna I’m not gonna lie, man. I kinda dislike the term “limiting out”… Actually, I hate it. Mostly because it implies a certain, perhaps outdated, way of thinking – that your fishing trip wasn’t really successful unless you killed the maximum allowed under the current […]

Watch: Waterside Chat with Mark Titus, Filmmaker and Eva’s Wild Founder

Watch: Waterside Chat with Mark Titus, Filmmaker and Eva’s Wild Founder

Apr 11, 2024 | 2 Comments

Mark Titus joined the Marine Fish Conservation Network for a Waterside Chat on March 26, 2024. Mark’s journey from fly-fishing guide in Alaska’s Southeast to founder of Eva’s Wild is a story of passion for salmon and the future of the planet. Mark wrote and directed The Breach and The Wild, two influential films about […]

Watch: Social Media for Fisheries Advocacy

Watch: Social Media for Fisheries Advocacy

Apr 10, 2024 | 2 Comments

In the first of a new series of deeper dives into topics related to fisheries advocacy, on February 1, 2024, the Marine Fish Conservation Network shined a light on the complicated social-media landscape for communicators in the fisheries world. This wide-ranging discussion, hosted by Network Digital Consultant Colin Delany with color commentary from Network Deputy […]

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.