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Tears of Joy: A Bristol Bay Free from Pebble Mine [Part One]

Tears of Joy: A Bristol Bay Free from Pebble Mine [Part One]

Sep 17, 2019 | No Comments

It was with great joy that I commercially fished for salmon this summer in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and for a very personal reason. I had returned after a hiatus of some twenty years to help a friend establish a shore-based, family-friendly commercial setnet camp for his youngest son and family—essentially, a fish camp for my […]

Powerful Voices for the Future of Our Fisheries

Powerful Voices for the Future of Our Fisheries

Sep 5, 2019 | No Comments

Photo by Network blogger John McMurray Since we launched our “From the Waterfront” blog in 2015, the Marine Fish Conservation Network has been proud to feature the voices of Americans deeply committed to protecting our fisheries, both for the communities who rely on them today and for generations yet to come. From commercial and recreational […]

Striped Bass Management:  What If Magnuson-Stevens Applied?

Striped Bass Management: What If Magnuson-Stevens Applied?

Aug 30, 2019 | No Comments

Photo: Capt. Dave Monti with Block Island striped bass. On August 8, 2019, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board (Management Board) met to consider the future of the striped bass fishery. A benchmark stock assessment released in May 2019 (2018 Assessment) had determined that the striped bass stock was […]

Virginia Marine Resources Commission’s Emergency Action is Good News for Striped Bass

Virginia Marine Resources Commission’s Emergency Action is Good News for Striped Bass

Aug 27, 2019 | One Comment

Leadership like this should be emulated immediately by the other states within the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

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.