Our Blog: From the Waterfront

‘Waterside Chat’ Continues with Chef Dana Honn

‘Waterside Chat’ Continues with Chef Dana Honn

The Network’s Waterside Chat online discussion series continued on March 16, 2022 with Chef Dana Honn, who is chef/owner of two restaurants in New Orleans, Carmo and Café Cour, both of which are focused on high-quality local ingredients, sustainability, and affordability. For over 15 years, he has been an advocate for ocean and coastal conservation […]

Multifaceted Project Will Inform and Strengthen Pacific Billfish Conservation

Multifaceted Project Will Inform and Strengthen Pacific Billfish Conservation

Top photo: Larval shortbill spearfish less than one quarter-inch long collected in surface slicks in West Hawai’i. Photo: NOAA Fisheries/Jonathan Whitney Introducing the Wild Oceans Kona Project This piece first appeared on the Wild Oceans website As fishermen, we are inherently curious about the fish we pursue. Where are they going? Where are they coming […]

Join Our Next Waterside Chat with Chef Dana Honn of New Orleans

Join Our Next Waterside Chat with Chef Dana Honn of New Orleans

Top photo: Chef Dana Honn Update: Watch the March 16 Video [Previously] Join us March 16th for an online discussion with Chef Dana Honn, chef-owner of Carmo in the Warehouse District of New Orleans, Louisiana. We will be talking with Chef Honn about seafood, the culinary world and his involvement in marine resource advocacy. We’re […]

Unseemly Haste: Recreational Reform in the Mid-Atlantic

Unseemly Haste: Recreational Reform in the Mid-Atlantic

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens) has governed federal fishery management since 1976, but for its first 20 years, it was largely ineffective, encouraging the growth of a large, overcapitalized domestic fishing fleet while doing little or nothing to prevent the decline of once-abundant fish stocks. Recognizing Magnuson-Stevens’ shortcomings, Congress eventually passed the […]

The America COMPETES Act moves on to the Senate: What’s relevant to MFCN?

The America COMPETES Act moves on to the Senate: What’s relevant to MFCN?

In early February, the House passed the America COMPETES Act, a bill that intends to enhance U.S. competitiveness with China by strengthening America’s supply chain, among other things. The bill has now moved on to the Senate where it is expected to be conferenced with Senate legislation that passed last year. The Senate bill was […]

Rep. Huffman Reintroduces Salmon Habitat Restoration Legislation

Rep. Huffman Reintroduces Salmon Habitat Restoration Legislation

Rep. Huffman is no stranger to the importance of salmon to the Pacific Northwest or the challenges these iconic fish face, as stated in his press release for the reintroduction of the Salmon FISH Act (H.R. 649): “The ecological, cultural, and economic importance of salmon is hard to overstate; they support tens of thousands of […]

Watch the Network’s Inaugural Waterside Chat with Linda Behnken

Watch the Network’s Inaugural Waterside Chat with Linda Behnken

The Network’s new Waterside Chat online discussion series connects people who depend on healthy oceans and fisheries with the issues that directly affect them and their communities. In each edition, Network Deputy Director Tom Sadler talks with guests about current ocean policy and fisheries management topics and what policy decisions mean for people’s livelihoods, communities, […]

ASMFC Approves Draft Amendment 7 to the Striped Bass Management Plan

ASMFC Approves Draft Amendment 7 to the Striped Bass Management Plan

Photo by Kyle Schaefer On the afternoon of Wednesday, January 26, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board (Management Board) reviewed and amended its Draft Amendment 7 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass (Draft Amendment), and approved such Draft Amendment for public comment. In 2003, when Amendment […]