Our Blog: From the Waterfront

Celebrating National Ocean Month

Celebrating National Ocean Month

June is National Ocean Month, a time to recognize the importance of our oceans to our nation’s economy, environment, culture and enjoyment. Marine Fish Conservation Network partners have shared why we celebrate our oceans. “The ocean, its beauty, the life it harbors, its incredible power to provide – I am, we all are, inextricably tied […]

Partner Spotlight: Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club

Partner Spotlight: Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club

Photo: Rick Gaffney A Brief History Big game anglers visiting Hawaii were able to charter small launches to fish out of Honolulu Harbor by the early 1900’s, but the first true sport fisherman known to have fished in the Hawaiian Islands was one W.C. Bradbury, a prominent member of The Tuna Club of Catalina Island, […]

Climate Change and the Carbon Dividend Act

Climate Change and the Carbon Dividend Act

Reprinted with permission from Oncorhynchus, the quarterly newsletter of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Climate change and ocean acidification pose significant threats to both fresh and saltwater fishes. Phenomena such as the 2015–2016 Gulf of Alaska “warm blob” are identified as drivers in the 80% drop in Central Gulf Pacific Cod abundance […]

Anglers Advocate for Conservation, Enhanced Data & Climate Change Tools

Anglers Advocate for Conservation, Enhanced Data & Climate Change Tools

Capt. John McMurray of One More Cast Charters, NY testified last Wednesday before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife. Anglers, guides, charter captains and fishing industry leaders met in Washington, DC recently to push to maintain strong conservation measures in our national fishing law, the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA). Provisions such as […]

House Starts Dialogue to Build on Magnuson-Stevens Act Success

House Starts Dialogue to Build on Magnuson-Stevens Act Success

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 […]