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  • April 04, 2013

    Fishery Council Adopts A New Plan for a Fish-Eat-Fish World

    Little fish took center stage at the Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Portland, Oregon on April 9th, when the Council voted to take fisheries management in a new direction – one that takes into account the overall health of the California Current ecosystem, starting with protection of the small bait fish that are fed...
  • April 03, 2013

    Fishery Council Undertakes New Plan for a Fish-Eat-Fish World

    Little fish will take center stage at the Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Portland, Oregon next week. On April 9th, the Council will vote whether to take fisheries management in a new direction – one that takes into account the overall health of the California Current ecosystem, starting with protection of the small bait...
  • April 02, 2013

    Starving Sea Lion Pups Fill Calif. Rescue Centers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists were performing tests to determine if the problem is food availability, disease or both.  Biologists knew last spring that this year’s supply of anchovies and sardines could be limited, Boehm said.   “These two species of fish are an extremely important part of California sea lions’ diets, and females simply may not have...
  • April 01, 2013

    Fishery Council Adopts A New Plan for a Fish-Eat-Fish World

    Little fish took center stage at the Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Portland, Oregon on April 9th, when the Council voted to take fisheries management in a new direction – one that takes into account the overall health of the California Current ecosystem, starting with protection of the small bait fish that are fed...
  • March 11, 2013

    Plan eyes new way to manage fisheries

    It would boost salmon by protecting fish they eat A draft ecological plan now under review could mark a subtle but significant shift in the way policymakers manage West Coast fisheries. The Fisheries Ecosystem Plan also highlights an often overlooked path to boosting the populations of salmon and other marine wildlife: protecting the small forage...
  • March 03, 2013

    Entangled: Swordfish, Turtles & More

    by Ken Hinman The Pacific Fishery Management Council recently took a pass on proposals to expand the use of drift entanglement nets off the west coast, opting instead for another year of study. I went to meetings of the federal council in Tacoma, Washington last weekend to testify in favor of phasing-out the nets entirely…

  • February 07, 2013

    Wild Oceans Receives Prestigious Conservation Award for Billfish Work

    Wild Oceans received the International Game Fish Association’s Conservation Award for 2013 at IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Florida on January 25th. Wild Oceans was recognized for its work in passing The Billfish Conservation Act of 2012, according to IGFA president Rob Kramer. Tim Choate, Wild Oceans chair, also received...
  • January 17, 2013

    NOAA Fisheries Implements International Provisions of the Shark Conservation Act

    NOAA Fisheries has stepped up measures to protect sharks from the lucrative shark fin trade. New regulations issued on January 16th to implement international provisions of the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 require the United States to identify nations whose fishing vessels catch sharks on the high seas but whose regulations are not up to...
  • January 17, 2013

    NOAA Fisheries Implements International Provisions of the Shark Conservation Act

    NOAA Fisheries has stepped up measures to protect sharks from the lucrative shark fin trade. New regulations issued on January 16th to implement international provisions of the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 require the United States to identify nations whose fishing vessels catch sharks on the high seas but whose regulations are not up to...