Isolation, self-imposed or otherwise, provides a time for reflection. Last weekend I sat down to gather my thoughts on the current state of affairs, and here is where I landed. First off, my days are not significantly different from my regular routine. I have been working from home for more than a decade. Conference calls, […]
Leadership like this should be emulated immediately by the other states within the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
Top photo by John McMurray Here is a post-ASMFC meeting round up and what needs to happen next. In early August, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met and took action on Atlantic striped bass. “The Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board (Board) approved Draft Addendum VI for public comment. The Addendum was initiated in […]
Water, Oceans & Wildlife Subcommittee Hearing Recap On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Chairman Jared Huffman (D-CA) called the Water, Oceans and Wildlife subcommittee to order for a two-panel, educational hearing on “The State of Fisheries.” The first panel focused on illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing – often referred to as IUU fishing. The second panel […]
Photo: Fly-fishing in Bristol Bay, via World Wildlife Fund Here we go again. The Trump administration has decided that the voices of thousands of native Alaskans, fisherman, outdoor recreationists and others need to be raised up one more time in opposition to mining in Bristol Bay. On Feb. 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers […]
Western Long Island Sound fishing Tournament Raises Money for Marine Conservation Top photo by John McMurray The first Tightlined Slam tournament will be occurring September 28-30 at Wilson Cove Marina in Norwalk, CT. This is a catch-and-release only tournament, with the proceeds going to the Marine Fish Conservation Network. A captains’ meeting will be held […]
The Marine Fish Conservation Network always enjoys partnering with our friends and colleagues at Slow Food Nations. We had a delicious and informative time with our council member, Kevin Scribner, last year at Slow Fish 2017 in Denver, CO. This year we are excited to promote Slow Fish 2018 in San Francisco, April 14-16, hosted […]
The start of a new year is a chance to reflect on the work the Marine Fish Conservation Network has done and start thinking about the year ahead. The end of 2017 marked the completion of my first year at the Network. To say it is all I expected is to understate it by a […]