Because It’s Always Easier to Conserve Someone Else’s Fish

Because It’s Always Easier to Conserve Someone Else’s Fish

Top photo by by Mark Conlin, SWFSC Large Pelagics Program In September 2021, at a meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), the United States, supported by the European Union and other nations, proposed that NAFO ban the retention of Greenland sharks accidentally caught in the Arctic and western Atlantic waters that fall under […]

Genetic Database Offers New Hope for Shad & River Herring

Genetic Database Offers New Hope for Shad & River Herring

ASMFC & USGS Announce Research Partnership This article was originally published in The Wild Oceans Horizon newsletter and was reprinted with permission. View the latest issue and past issues of The Wild Oceans Horizon. Top image: shad, photo via the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The 2020 Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) American shad […]

Released Fish: Neither Discards Nor Bycatch

Released Fish: Neither Discards Nor Bycatch

Bluefish photo by John McMurray Language has power. Although words seem ephemeral, they have the ability to transform how we perceive every part of our world. Just consider the words “used car.” When you first hear them spoken, you might think of some hard-driven clunker sitting on a lot amid dozens of its kind, with […]

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 […]