This article first appeared on EM4Fish and is reprinted with permission. Top photo: Port Ambassador meets with a group of local charter for-hire captains to walk through the ELB program and system requirements. Photo Credit: Bobby Kelly Industry Takes Initiative to Improve Data Collection and their Fishery The Port Ambassador program is a peer-to-peer industry-led […]
About Jim Green
Capt. Jim Green is president of the Charter Fisherman's Association and captain of the American Spirit out of Destin, FL. A professional fisherman for over 20 years, he has served on various Gulf Council advisory panels, and his involvement in fisheries management has been influential in federal and state management processes over two decades.
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Fishing is a rich part of our American tradition. Fisheries policy and management can be highly technical, but at the heart of it lies stories of the men and women who make a living off of the last wild places, or who connect with nature, families, and communities through fishing recreationally and eating the bounties of the ocean. The Marine Fish Conservation Network is committed to ensuring that wild ocean fisheries are as much a part of our nation’s future as they are of its past.
“From the Waterfront” shares stories of our fishing past, present, and future to demonstrate the invaluable role that healthy, well-managed fisheries play our American fishing tradition.