Newest Amendment to ASMFC’s Striped Bass Management Plan Emphasizes Conservation

Newest Amendment to ASMFC’s Striped Bass Management Plan Emphasizes Conservation

On Wednesday, March 4, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board (Management Board) completed its work on Amendment 7 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass (Amendment 7). Amendment 7 maintains the conservation measures adopted in earlier amendments, while embracing additional improvements to striped bass management that promote […]

Magnuson-Stevens: Is Familiarity Breeding Contempt?

Magnuson-Stevens: Is Familiarity Breeding Contempt?

People too often take things for granted, depreciating what they have simply because it’s familiar; sometimes, things must be seen through someone else’s eyes before they are fully appreciated. That certainly seems to be true of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens). When the Sustainable Fisheries Act of 1996 (SFA) became law, amending […]

Dealing With Localized Depletion, Where And If It Exists

Dealing With Localized Depletion, Where And If It Exists

Top Photo: Atlantic Menhaden Localized depletion has, over the past few years, become a hot topic in forage fish management. It’s based on the notion that, even though the overall stock of fish is healthy, intense fishing pressure in a particular region could significantly reduce abundance in that location, and have adverse impacts on the […]

‘It was like I was finally part of something I was waiting to be part of my whole life’

‘It was like I was finally part of something I was waiting to be part of my whole life’

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re happy to highlight Hannah Heimbuch and Theresa Petersen, who both fish commercially in Alaska. Last year, the Network was proud to profile Hannah and Theresa on our From the Waterfront blog, and this year we get to hear from them in video form. In the clip below, produced […]

‘Waterside Chat’ Continues with Chef Dana Honn

‘Waterside Chat’ Continues with Chef Dana Honn

The Network’s Waterside Chat online discussion series continued on March 16, 2022 with Chef Dana Honn, who is chef/owner of two restaurants in New Orleans, Carmo and Café Cour, both of which are focused on high-quality local ingredients, sustainability, and affordability. For over 15 years, he has been an advocate for ocean and coastal conservation […]

Join Our Next Waterside Chat with Chef Dana Honn of New Orleans

Join Our Next Waterside Chat with Chef Dana Honn of New Orleans

Top photo: Chef Dana Honn Update: Watch the March 16 Video [Previously] Join us March 16th for an online discussion with Chef Dana Honn, chef-owner of Carmo in the Warehouse District of New Orleans, Louisiana. We will be talking with Chef Honn about seafood, the culinary world and his involvement in marine resource advocacy. We’re […]

Unseemly Haste: Recreational Reform in the Mid-Atlantic

Unseemly Haste: Recreational Reform in the Mid-Atlantic

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens) has governed federal fishery management since 1976, but for its first 20 years, it was largely ineffective, encouraging the growth of a large, overcapitalized domestic fishing fleet while doing little or nothing to prevent the decline of once-abundant fish stocks. Recognizing Magnuson-Stevens’ shortcomings, Congress eventually passed the […]