Top Photo: Atlantic Herring Fisheries management is often viewed as a scientific discipline, but science is only one aspect of the management process. Before biologists can determine how a fishery ought to be managed, they need to understand the politics and policies that determine why management measures are needed. These days, we often think of […]
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: As many as 300 inner-city children have fished on RISAA’s Take-A-Kid Fishing Day. Many have never seen the ocean before, never mind having taken a ride on a boat to fish. The spirit of fishing “Our first organizational meeting was in 1997. Fifteen of us came together, many of us belonging to local […]
June is National Ocean Month, a time to recognize the importance of our oceans to our nation’s economy, environment, culture and enjoyment. Marine Fish Conservation Network partners have shared why we celebrate our oceans. “The ocean, its beauty, the life it harbors, its incredible power to provide – I am, we all are, inextricably tied […]
Photo: Rick Gaffney A Brief History Big game anglers visiting Hawaii were able to charter small launches to fish out of Honolulu Harbor by the early 1900’s, but the first true sport fisherman known to have fished in the Hawaiian Islands was one W.C. Bradbury, a prominent member of The Tuna Club of Catalina Island, […]
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.