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Newest Amendment to ASMFC’s Striped Bass Management Plan Emphasizes Conservation

Newest Amendment to ASMFC’s Striped Bass Management Plan Emphasizes Conservation

On Wednesday, March 4, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board (Management Board) completed its work on Amendment 7 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass (Amendment 7). Amendment 7 maintains the conservation measures adopted in earlier amendments, while embracing additional improvements to striped bass management that promote […]

Magnuson-Stevens: Is Familiarity Breeding Contempt?

Magnuson-Stevens: Is Familiarity Breeding Contempt?

People too often take things for granted, depreciating what they have simply because it’s familiar; sometimes, things must be seen through someone else’s eyes before they are fully appreciated. That certainly seems to be true of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens). When the Sustainable Fisheries Act of 1996 (SFA) became law, amending […]

Fishermen and Managers Working Together To Ensure Banner Harvest of Tanner Crab

Fishermen and Managers Working Together To Ensure Banner Harvest of Tanner Crab

Top photo: Tanner crab via Wikipedia In a town like Kodiak, which is sustained by fishing, there are few opportunities to make a living other than commercial fishing. Back in mid-January, local Tanner crab vessels steamed out of Kodiak and Old Harbor with high hopes for a successful crab season. This year the excitement had […]

Watch Our Waterside Chat with Rick Crawford

Watch Our Waterside Chat with Rick Crawford

On April 20, 2022, the Network’s Tom Sadler hosted Rick Crawford, creator of The Sustainable Angler podcast and founder of the Fly Fishing Climate Alliance, for a Waterside Chat. Listen to their discussion below to learn about: Rick’s love of the Low Country, and how his concern for his children’s future there drives his work. […]

Rick Crawford Joins Tom Sadler for a Waterside Chat April 20th

Rick Crawford Joins Tom Sadler for a Waterside Chat April 20th

The Network’s new Waterside Chat series continues on April 20th at 3pm Eastern, when Rick Crawford joins host Tom Sadler to talk about the fly-fishing industry’s efforts to address climate change, how Rick helps businesses reduce their carbon footprint, and much more. Register now to take part in this free online discussion. Rick is the […]

Dealing With Localized Depletion, Where And If It Exists

Dealing With Localized Depletion, Where And If It Exists

Top Photo: Atlantic Menhaden Localized depletion has, over the past few years, become a hot topic in forage fish management. It’s based on the notion that, even though the overall stock of fish is healthy, intense fishing pressure in a particular region could significantly reduce abundance in that location, and have adverse impacts on the […]

‘It was like I was finally part of something I was waiting to be part of my whole life’

‘It was like I was finally part of something I was waiting to be part of my whole life’

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re happy to highlight Hannah Heimbuch and Theresa Petersen, who both fish commercially in Alaska. Last year, the Network was proud to profile Hannah and Theresa on our From the Waterfront blog, and this year we get to hear from them in video form. In the clip below, produced […]