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 […]

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, ASMFC Address Recreational Fisheries Issues

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, ASMFC Address Recreational Fisheries Issues

Black sea bass, photo by Charlie Witek. When the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Bluefish and Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Boards (Management Boards) held a series of joint meetings early in October 2019, they addressed a number of recreational fisheries issues that, in […]

Tom Sadler Presented AFFTA’S Jim Range Conservation Leadership Award

Tom Sadler Presented AFFTA’S Jim Range Conservation Leadership Award

Congratulations to Deputy Director Tom Sadler! Last week, our own Tom Sadler was honored by the American Fly Fishing Trade Association by receiving the Jim Range Conservation Leadership Award, an award given in recognition of exemplary efforts demonstrating a commitment to AFFTA’s policy protocol: Access to healthy habitat creates recreational opportunity that leads to economic […]

Seafood Lovers and the Supply Chain

Seafood Lovers and the Supply Chain

Original post from One Fish Foundation, with an introduction by Colles Stowell. Top photo: Boat to consumer…literally. Opening day for the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market in San Diego. Credit: Eric Buchanan. Most American consumers don’t know where their seafood comes from. In fact, a recent report from the Food Marketing Institute suggests that less than […]

Helping Managers and Fishermen Cope with Climate Change (Part 2)

Helping Managers and Fishermen Cope with Climate Change (Part 2)

Top photo: Captains DeFusco and Sprengle of East Coast Charters with a wahoo they caught in warm August water off Rhode Island. Read the first installment of this two-part series. What climate change impacts are fishermen experiencing and what scientists are doing to help fisheries managers and fishermen prepare is the focus of this article. But […]

Feeling Climate Change in U.S. Waters (Part 1)

Feeling Climate Change in U.S. Waters (Part 1)

Top Photo: A warm water “blob” in 2014 forced sea lion mothers to forage further from their rookeries in the Channel Islands off Southern California. Hungry pups set out on their own, but many became stranded on area beaches. Photo and caption via NOAA Fisheries. Last year our oceans absorbed 93 percent of the heat […]