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  • January 10, 2020

    Commerce Secretary Upholds Chesapeake Bay Menhaden Cap

    by Pam Lyons Gromen, Wild Oceans Executive Director Virginia's Menhaden Fishery to Shut Down in June 2020 if it Doesn't Take Action to Comply with the Bay Cap December 20, 2019 The U.S. Department of Commerce is standing by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) decision to find the Commonwealth of Virginia out of...
  • November 13, 2019

    Diverse Coalition Supports Keeping Longlines Out of California

    24 local and national recreational leaders tell the Pacific Fishery Management Council to keep longlines out of west coast ports Next Tuesday, November 19, the Pacific Fishery Management Council is meeting in Costa Mesa, CA to revisit a plan to permit a California based longline fishery. While we all support fishing, we don’t support wasteful…

  • October 15, 2019

    Help Herring Over the Final Hurdle

    Let NMFS Know that You Support Measures to Protect Atlantic Herring’s Role as Forage DEADLINE: October 21 Last fall, the New England Fishery Management Council adopted groundbreaking measures to conserve Atlantic herring and safeguard its role as prey.  Humpback whales, porpoises, seals, puffins, terns, tuna, striped bass, cod, pollock and haddock are just a few…

  • September 30, 2019

    Ocean View: The Summing Up

    I don’t much like the word “retire.”  It brings to mind turning out the lights and going to sleep.  I’m not, far from it.  But after more than 41 years with Wild Oceans (nee NCMC), the time is right to pass on the leadership of the organization to someone new. I’ve been thinking of those…

  • September 27, 2019

    “I am Wild Oceans” – Ken Hinman

    Ken Hinman. Wild Oceans President.

    Our history – Wild Oceans’ and my own – is the history of marine fish conservation in America.  We grew up together – quite literally.  It’s been a 40 year journey, filled with challenges and opportunities, and I’d like to think that together we’ve changed the way we think about and treat the ocean and all its wild creatures.

  • July 22, 2019

    Ocean View

    Is the menhaden fishery certifiably “sustainable”?  Not yet it isn’t.

  • July 22, 2019

    3. Meeting Resistance

    In the first two parts of this series I described how the 2010 Atlantic menhaden stock assessment was scrapped after it triggered the first-ever catch restrictions on the menhaden fishery and replaced with one that allowed catches to increase.  Now we begin to look at why. In a paper presented to the American Fisheries Society...
  • April 22, 2019

    Mid-Atlantic Council Takes on Management of Emerging Chub Mackerel Fishery

    Mid-Atlantic Council Takes on Management of Emerging Fishery On March 7th, The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council voted to bring chub mackerel into the existing fishery management plan (FMP) for Atlantic mackerel, longfin squid, shortfin squid and butterfish.  Wild Oceans supported the Council’s decision, emphasizing that chub mackerel, like the other species in the FMP, are...