Tagged rebuilding fish stocks

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 »

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 »

What happens to river herring in 2012?

Recently, we’ve posted a few pieces about river herring (a collective term for alewife and blueback herring) and some of the efforts to help this important fish upon which so much other wildlife depends as a critical source of food.  … 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 »

Consumer education is the key to better prices for New England fish

Glen Libby is a second-generation fisherman from Port Clyde, Maine who is currently Chairman of the Midcoast Fishermen’s Association and President of the Midcoast Fishermen’s Cooperative, which started the nation’s first community-supported fishery, Port Clyde Fresh Catch. He also serves … More Info »

Overfishing 101: A big fish story we should take seriously

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 eighth 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 »