• June 08, 2018

    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…

  • June 08, 2018

    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…

  • May 18, 2018

    Groundbreaking Actions Proposed to Safeguard Atlantic Herring as Forage

    Make Sure New England Fishery Managers Hear Your Support! Public comment is being sought by the New England Fishery Management Council on actions designed to better manage Atlantic sea herring for its ecological role as forage.  Atlantic herring has been described as the linchpin holding together the food web in New England waters.  Humpback whales,…

  • May 01, 2018

    Congress Steps-Up To Bring California Swordfish Fishing Into the 21st Century

    New legislation will improve marine resource conservation and promote innovative new fishing gear by Theresa Labriola Last Tuesday, Senators Feinstein (D-Calif.), Capito (R-W.Va.) and Harris (D-Calif.) introduced the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act to phase out the use of mile-long drift gillnets in the eastern Pacific by 2020 and bring California swordfish fishing in-line with…

  • February 01, 2018

    “I am Wild Oceans” – Theresa Labriola

    Theresa Labriola. Wild Oceans Pacific Program Director.


    This year, I was honored to received the IGFA Conservation Award for bringing together diverse parties to build a healthy, thriving Pacific Ocean ecosystem. I hope my work proves that cooperation is our best strategy towards achieving this goal. Together we must be willing to step-up and step-out, to collaborate and innovate, and to mobilize our resources and rally our constituents.

  • January 27, 2018

    “I am Wild Oceans” – Pam Lyons Gromen

    Pam Lyons Gromen. Wild Oceans Executive Director.


    It’s about connecting to the big picture. My greatest takeaway from my prior work in the public aquarium industry is the importance of connecting people, personally, to the wonder and beauty of the ocean world. Once that connection is made, a conservationist is born.

  • December 05, 2017

    ‘Natural Living’ Magazine Picks Top Environmental Non-Profits

    WILD OCEANS NAMED ONE OF BEST NONPROFITS FOR DONATIONS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WATERFORD, VIRGINIA – Wild Oceans, a 45-year old organization dedicated to keeping the oceans wild to preserve the future of fishing, was just selected as one of the 12 Best Environmental Nonprofits to Donate to this Holiday Season by Garden Collage Magazine, a…

  • November 17, 2017


    Ecological Reference Points for Menhaden are Ready, But Menhaden Managers Are Not by Ken Hinman, November 17, 2017 Earlier this week, the ASMFC’s Menhaden Management Board, meeting in Baltimore to finalize Amendment 3 to its Atlantic Menhaden Management Plan, voted to wait at least another two years before adopting catch limits that account for the…

  • September 19, 2017

    For Menhaden, Time to Act is Here and Now

    Draft Amendment 3 to the Interstate Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden Finally Offers a Way to Protect “The Most Important Fish in the Sea” by Ken Hinman In nature, you cannot do just one thing, as Walter Youngquist puts it, because everything is connected to everything else.  That’s why you can’t fish for Atlantic menhaden…