Five Tips for Talking to Kids about Sustainable Seafood

Five Tips for Talking to Kids about Sustainable Seafood

This article can also be found on the One Fish Foundation website, and another version appeared in the Fall 2022 edition of Edible Maine. Every One Fish Foundation class starts with two important points, regardless of whether I’m speaking with elementary school or graduate school students. First, I define sustainable seafood as being local, abundant, […]

Time for a Waterside Chat! With Moldy Chum’s Brian Bennett

Time for a Waterside Chat! With Moldy Chum’s Brian Bennett

Brian Bennett, publisher and editor of the irreverent and much-loved website Moldy Chum, will join host and Network Deputy Director Tom Sadler for a Waterside Chat on January 25 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Reserve your spot today! Brian and Tom plan to talk about AFFTA Fisheries Fund’s Tomorrow’s Fish Campaign and much more, including: Why […]

Building a Better Working Waterfront

Building a Better Working Waterfront

The news just keeps getting better for West Coast groundfish. Ringing in the New Year comes with good news for saltwater anglers in Oregon, and other West Coast ports as well. For starters, the seasonal depth restriction has been lifted, which should excite many anglers. It’s like the good ol’ days all over again, with […]

Mid-Atlantic “Harvest Control Rule” Makes an Awkward Debut, Part II: Confusion at the Council

Mid-Atlantic “Harvest Control Rule” Makes an Awkward Debut, Part II: Confusion at the Council

Read Part I of this two-part series. Top Photo: Black Sea Bass caught off Fire Island Each year, before the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC’s) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Management Board (Management Board) meet in December to set the recreational specification for the next […]

Mid-Atlantic “Harvest Control Rule” Makes an Awkward Debut, Part I: A Hasty Beginning

Mid-Atlantic “Harvest Control Rule” Makes an Awkward Debut, Part I: A Hasty Beginning

Read Part II of this two-part series. Top Photo: Summer Flounder When the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC’s) Interstate Fishery Management Program Policy Board (Policy Board) met in joint session on June 7, 2022, they approved the so-called “Percent Change Approach” to a “Harvest Control Rule” (Control […]

A View from the Hill: 2022 in Review

A View from the Hill: 2022 in Review

Happy Holidays from our nation’s capital! As 2022 comes to a close, we’re looking back at significant actions that Congress took on oceans and fisheries policy this year. Update This week (12/19-25) is the last week of the 117th Congress. The text of the $1.7 trillion FY23 omnibus spending package was released just before 2:00am […]

Watch: Waterside Chat with Dan Kent and Brian Muegge of Salmon-Safe

Watch: Waterside Chat with Dan Kent and Brian Muegge of Salmon-Safe

Dan Kent and Brian Muegge of Salmon-Safe joined host Tom Sadler for a Waterside Chat on December 8, 2022. Watch their lively conversation now: Tom and guests talked about: How Salmon-Safe certification involves setting science-based standards for sites in watersheds in the Pacific Northwest, then working with growers, golf courses, construction projects, tech campuses, urban […]

Message to NOAA: Time to Prioritize Climate-Ready Fisheries

Message to NOAA: Time to Prioritize Climate-Ready Fisheries

This piece first appeared on NRDC’s expert blog and is reprinted with permission. Top photo by John McMurray. Healthy fish populations are building blocks of a healthy ocean. They support marine ecosystems, including other wildlife like whales and seabirds. They are also engines of our coastal economies and the communities that rely on them, with […]