Ocean Moment with Congressman Joe Cunningham

Ocean Moment with Congressman Joe Cunningham

Congressman Joe Cunningham represents the First District of South Carolina. What do you tell people who don’t see the urgency or need to protect and improve the health of our oceans and fisheries? Fisheries and oceans provide us with jobs, food, and our unique way of life. Here in the Lowcountry, where we are so […]

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: People Are Talking (And Rep. Huffman Is Listening)

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act:  People Are Talking (And Rep. Huffman Is Listening)

This post originally appeared on Charles Witek’s blog, One Angler’s Voyage, and is reprinted with permission. Last Friday, I had the privilege of participating in a “listening session” arranged by Rep. Jarred Huffman (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Natural Resources Water, Oceans and Wildlife Subcommittee. Eleven persons, not including the Congressman, sat at the […]

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 […]

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 […]

You Are What You Eat, You Are From Where You Eat: We Are Bristol Bay

You Are What You Eat, You Are From Where You Eat: We Are Bristol Bay

Read the first part of this two-article series. Top photo: Kevin Scribner. I belong to a food movement called Slow Food, with a tributary called Slow Fish. Slow Food began in Italy, in the late 1980’s, as a reaction to the McDonald’s fast food chain showing up in Rome. Slow Food & Fish has three […]

Powerful Voices for the Future of Our Fisheries

Powerful Voices for the Future of Our Fisheries

Photo by Network blogger John McMurray Since we launched our “From the Waterfront” blog in 2015, the Marine Fish Conservation Network has been proud to feature the voices of Americans deeply committed to protecting our fisheries, both for the communities who rely on them today and for generations yet to come. From commercial and recreational […]

Partner Spotlight: Healthy Gulf

Partner Spotlight: Healthy Gulf

Dolphins swimming in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay, which was heavily impacted by oil from the 2010 BP disaster. Founded in 1994, Healthy Gulf (formerly Gulf Restoration Network) has a mission of empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf of Mexico region. Healthy Gulf works on a number of broad program areas […]