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  • July 13, 2020

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

    Atlantic Menhaden Could Soon be Managed to Protect their Role as Forage Fish We are closing in on a major achievement for the future of fishing. During its August 4 – 5 meeting, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Menhaden Management Board (Board) is scheduled to vote on new reference points for menhaden…

  • June 11, 2020

    The Wild Oceans Horizon Newsletter (Issue 162, Spring 2020)

    June 11, 2020 The staff at Wild Oceans hopes you and yours are well during these unsettling times.  The pandemic restrictions have brought challenges to the way we normally do business, but we remain busier than ever and are continuing to move the ball forward for a number of our conservation initiatives.  In this spring…

  • February 10, 2020

    2019: An Extraordinary Year

    Our Year in Review by Pam Lyons Gromen, Executive Director 2019 was an extraordinary year for Wild Oceans. Our long-time leader Ken Hinman stepped down after 41 years serving as our organization president and joined our Board of Directors. Rob Kramer, the former President of the International Game Fish Association, stepped in and hit the…

  • 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.