Wild Oceans is Celebrating 45 Years

Looking Back over 45 Years Working for the Future of Fishing

In all 2018 editions of the Wild Oceans Horizon, and here on our website, we will be celebrating our 45th anniversary by revisiting stories from the past that are just as relevant today.  Keeping our members informed of important developments in the world of ocean conservation has been a priority since our organization was founded as the National Coalition for Marine Conservation back in 1973.

A Giant Leap for Fishkind

The following article was written by Wild Oceans president Ken Hinman for the Nov/Dec 2000 issue of the Big Game Fishing Journal.  The magazine asked him to recount for its readers the actions that led directly to the historic longline area closures enacted earlier that year. A GIANT LEAP FOR FISHKIND Mark this day.  On…

Nothing Really Changes Except the Rules

The following commentary by Wild Oceans president Ken Hinman was written when Congress was in the midst of amending the federal Magnuson Act and remains relevant today as lawmakers re-examine the Act and consider making changes. Ocean View, Spring 2005 “NOTHING REALLY CHANGES EXCEPT THE RULES” The late, great Hunter S. Thompson said that, and…