Posts by Pam Gromen

  • June 17, 2022

    The Wild Oceans Horizon Newsletter (Issue 168, Spring 2022)

    June 17, 2022 Spring is nearing an end, and it sure has been a busy one! Our Kona Project research team collected over 12,000 occurrences of Pacific billfish larvae from scientific literature. Their work so far clearly shows the significance of the coastal and offshore waters surrounding Hawaii for billfish spawning. In our feature story...
  • May 27, 2022

    Billfish Life Cycle: Unraveling the Mystery

    Billfish, a family of fishes that includes marlin, sailfish and spearfish, are as mysterious as they are majestic.  Sadly, they are also among the most threatened fish in the ocean as a result of decades of overfishing by commercial fleets on the high seas.  Wild Oceans has been dedicated to "Bringing Back the Big Fish"...
  • March 22, 2022

    Take Action: Striped Bass Amendment 7

    Weigh In Now for a Strong Striped Bass Plan 06/05/2022 Update: On May 4th, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board approved Amendment 7. The new plan lays a solid foundation for rebuilding the stock and for ensuring prompt and effective conservation action.  Read the highlights in our Spring 2022 Wild...
  • March 23, 2021

    Rebuild the Bass

    03/23/2021 We Need to Rebuild Striped Bass, Not Move the Goal Posts The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) is seeking public input on potential changes to the Atlantic Striped Bass Interstate Fishery Management Plan (ISFMP).  Ten issues are presented in a Public Information Document (PID) for what will be Amendment 7 to the plan. ...
  • December 12, 2020

    Bipartisan Bill Phases Out Drift Gillnets

    Update: You might have heard that the federal legislation to end the use of drift gillnets in US waters received a Presidential Veto on New Year’s Day. But, Senator Feinstein, the lead sponsor of the legislation, has promised to have the final word and reintroduce this legislation on the first day of the new Congress!…

  • November 12, 2020

    Protect Our Oceans From Destructive Fishing Gear

    12/10/2020: Victory Update!  The U.S. House of Representatives passed  The Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act.  The Senate passed the bill unanimously in July, and now it heads to the President’s desk for his signature.  Read more here. 11/12/2020 This November, we have a chance to end the use of destructive drift gillnets in our...
  • September 30, 2020

    Wild Oceans Joins World Climate Change Statement

    “It is time to acknowledge the urgent need to act to address climate change. Delaying action to control greenhouse gas emissions is not an option if humankind wishes to conserve the aquatic
    resources and environmental safety of the world.”

  • August 08, 2020

    We’ve Moved the Line for Menhaden

    08/08/2020 On August 5th, Atlantic menhaden management reached a critical milestone.  The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Atlantic Menhaden Management Board voted unanimously to adopt ecological reference points (ERPs) that will be used to set annual catch levels for the Atlantic coast.  With so many predators – from bluefish and striped bass to ospreys...
  • July 13, 2020

    The Vote is On for Atlantic Menhaden ERPs – Weigh In!

    Update! 08/05/2020 Ecological Reference Points for Atlantic Menhaden, reference points that account for menhaden’s role as a forage fish, have just been unanimously adopted by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. This is a big win for menhaden predators, one that would not have been possible without the work of many dedicated organizations and individuals….