Tagged overfishing

Mega Millions, fishery-style

Federal fishery managers rolled the dice on the New England cod fishery on Monday, once again. It is hard to escape the premonition that they fell well short of their responsibility. We think catch levels were set too high, too little was done to reduce the growing cod catches of recreational fishermen, and nothing was done to balance fishermen’s economic and social pain by directing the small allocation of Gulf of Maine cod toward coastal fishing boats. … More Info »

Recap and Roundup of News on Today’s Fishermen Rally

Earlier today, fishing groups held a rally in Washington, D.C. to voice to lawmakers their support for bills that would eliminate significant conservation measures from the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the 36-year old law that governs the management of our nation’s fisheries and has helped bring severely depleted fish populations back from the brink of collapse. TalkingFish.org compiled a list of interesting opinion-based coverage of the rally and the forces behind it. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 24

This week’s stories we think will interest TalkingFish.org readers: NOAA’s proposed 2013 budget may cut funding for fisheries but requests support for research in the northeast; gross revenues are up after the Pacific groundfish fleet’s first year under catch shares; the Nature Conservancy is working with diverse stakeholders to prevent river herring bycatch; and the World Bank is creating a global alliance to save the world’s oceans. … More Info »

Bottom Line: Historic Anniversary for Fishing in America’s Oceans

It’s hard to get politicians to agree on anything these days. But five years ago this month, President George W. Bush, flanked by Republican and Democratic members of Congress, signed the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). This moment of bipartisanship was good news for our nation’s marine species and those who rely on them for a living. … 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 »

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: New England’s First Year of Fishing Under Sectors

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 tenth in a series, “Overfishing 101.” Read … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Wednesday, August 31

From time to time, we like to keep you updated on the other news sources that have been “talking fish.” Here’s a quick look at some recent stories and websites that we think might interest Talking Fish readers: In his … More Info »

Breaking a System That Isn’t Broken?

Ken Stump is Policy Director of the Marine Fish Conservation Network. Not so long ago, New England’s historic groundfish fisheries were the poster child for chronic overfishing. Today, the region’s fisheries are becoming a good news story for the first … 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 »