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Diving into the Ocean Climate Action Plan

Diving into the Ocean Climate Action Plan

Jun 7, 2023 | No Comments

This article first appeared on the NRDC website and is reprinted with permission The Biden administration’s new plan includes a series of agency actions aimed at ocean-related climate solutions. The Biden administration’s new Ocean Climate Action Plan (OCAP) looks to the ocean for climate solutions. Last Tuesday, the White House put out the first-ever Ocean […]

Celebrating the Protection of Bristol Bay

Celebrating the Protection of Bristol Bay

Jun 1, 2023 | No Comments

On May 11, Rob Vandermark, the Network’s executive director, and I had the honor and privilege of attending an event in the White House Rose Garden, celebrating a major conservation success, protecting Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine development. The Network has long been a strong and vocal supporter of efforts to protect Bristol Bay, […]

Recreational Fishing Economics is All About the Data

Recreational Fishing Economics is All About the Data

May 24, 2023 | No Comments

Spud Woodward, member of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, said managing maximum sustainable yield does not work for catch & release fisheries. NMFS Holds First Recreational Fishing Economic Workshop in Nine Years Why is fishing catch and effort data so important to recreational fishing economics? First the obvious, […]

Thoughts on a 28 To 31″ Slot Limit for Stripers

Thoughts on a 28 To 31″ Slot Limit for Stripers

May 18, 2023 | 13 Comments

In a Move that Caught Many in the Fishing Business Off-Guard, ASMFC Takes Emergency Action I run a light-tackle charter-fishing operation in New York, so let me start by saying that the striped bass fishing right now is good… I mean, really good! As is generally the case with recreational fisheries, abundance drives participation… and […]

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.