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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission: Time To Learn From The Past

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission:  Time To Learn From The Past

Striped bass photo by John McMurray “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana’s words have been repeated so often that they’ve become a cliché. Yet, repeated or not, they’re undoubtedly true. But when it comes to fisheries matters, merely remembering the past isn’t enough; in order to prevent making […]

Ocean Moment with Congressman Joe Cunningham

Ocean Moment with Congressman Joe Cunningham

Congressman Joe Cunningham represents the First District of South Carolina. What do you tell people who don’t see the urgency or need to protect and improve the health of our oceans and fisheries? Fisheries and oceans provide us with jobs, food, and our unique way of life. Here in the Lowcountry, where we are so […]

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: People Are Talking (And Rep. Huffman Is Listening)

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act:  People Are Talking (And Rep. Huffman Is Listening)

This post originally appeared on Charles Witek’s blog, One Angler’s Voyage, and is reprinted with permission. Last Friday, I had the privilege of participating in a “listening session” arranged by Rep. Jarred Huffman (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Natural Resources Water, Oceans and Wildlife Subcommittee. Eleven persons, not including the Congressman, sat at the […]

The Network Thanks Ken Hinman for His Years of Dedication

The Network Thanks Ken Hinman for His Years of Dedication

A sea change has happened in the fisheries conservation world: longtime advocate, expert and visionary, Ken Hinman, has retired as president of Wild Oceans. Ken has been at the center of the fisheries conservation movement for more than 40 years, and for most of that time as the head of Wild Oceans (formerly the National […]

Point of View: Time to Rethink Halibut Bycatch Regulations

Point of View: Time to Rethink Halibut Bycatch Regulations

This opinion piece originally appeared in the Homer News on October 2, 2019. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting has already occurred, but the issue of accounting for halibut bycatch is ongoing. The author makes a strong case for an abundance-based management approach that considers the needs of small-scale fishermen who catch halibut one […]