Tagged Magnuson-Stevens Act

Bottom Line: New Year’s Resolution 2012: Let’s Gain Weight in the Ocean

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for Americans is to lose weight. Around this time of year, gyms fill up, the health food sections of supermarkets become crowded, and people whose daily exercise consisted of picking up their mail start jogging. But for the fish in America’s oceans, we need to resolve to help them gain weight. Bigger, older animals will create abundant offspring, which will lead to better fishing, increased seafood, more jobs, and healthier and more resilient ocean ecosystems. (Lee Crockett leads the Pew Environment Group’s efforts in Washington, D.C. to establish policies to end overfishing and promote sustainable fisheries management.) … More Info »

Overfishing 101: Celebrating a good year for marine conservation

Lee Crockett leads the Pew Environment Group’s efforts in Washington, D.C. to establish policies to end overfishing and promote sustainable fisheries management. In October, I spent two days fishing off Montauk, N.Y. In fact, I was quite sore by the end of the second day after reeling in dozens of false albacore, bluefish, and striped bass. The success of the trip was due in part to the skill of my guide, Captain John McMurray. But it also is a testament to the health of the three stocks we were targeting. … More Info »

Video: Watch my Testimony on Rebuilding a Vibrant New England Fishery

As I wrote in a post last week, I testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources on a topic that I have worked on for years: restoring New England’s fisheries and commercial fish populations. We recently posted that clip to CLF’s YouTube site. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Monday, December 12

This week in the news: disagreement over the decision to appeal the judge’s ruling in the Amendment 16 case, the Nature Conservancy buys a groundfish permit in Maine, support for catch shares in the Gulf of Mexico, locally sourced meats and seafood will be big in 2012, and the need to keep the Magnuson-Stevens Act strong. … More Info »

CLF Testifies Before Lawmakers on Rebuilding a Vibrant New England Fishery

Last Thursday, I testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources on a topic that I have worked on for years: restoring New England’s fisheries and commercial fish populations.The topic is as important today as it was when I started working on it in 1989, if not more: our fish species continue to face immense pressure with a number of stocks still in terrible condition after a decade of concerted effort and the region’s fishing communities and fishermen continue to face unacceptable levels of business uncertainty and volatility. At the same time, there are some positive signs in the fishing industry that are critical to build on rather than continuing to focus on the past. … More Info »

Overfishing 101: It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

Lee Crockett leads the Pew Environment Group’s efforts in Washington, D.C. to establish policies to end overfishing and promote sustainable fisheries management. This post, previously published on the National Geographic blog and on the Huffington Post, is the eleventh in … More Info »

Overfishing 101: Why rebuilding fish populations benefits everyone

Lee Crockett leads the Pew Environment Group’s efforts in Washington, D.C. to establish policies to end overfishing and promote sustainable fisheries management. This post, previously published on the National Geographic blog, is the ninth in a series, “Overfishing 101.” Read … More Info »

Overfishing 101: How Science Helps Managers End Overfishing and Rebuild Depleted Stock Populations

Lee Crockett leads the Pew Environment Group’s efforts in Washington, D.C. to establish policies to end overfishing and promote sustainable fisheries management. This post, previously published on the  National Geographic blog, is the seventh in a series, “Overfishing 101.” Read … More Info »

Farewell to Pat Kurkul

Pat Kurkul recently announced that December 2011 would be the end of her tenure as Regional Director for NMFS in New England. This announcement brings to a close more than ten years of service by Pat in an extremely difficult … More Info »

Overfishing 101: Why ending overfishing is good for both fish and fishermen alike

Lee Crockett leads the Pew Environment Group’s efforts in Washington, D.C. to establish policies to end overfishing and promote sustainable fisheries management. This post, previously published on the Huffington Post and the National Geographic blog, is the sixth in a … More Info »