Parks & Recreation

Author: Ken Hinman Posted Under: Blog, Coastal Habitat, Ecosystems

by Ken Hinman, Wild Oceans President Cashes Ledge in the Gulf of Maine and canyons and seamounts offshore of New England are being proposed as national monuments, making these unique areas “ecological reserves,” protected from the ocean floor to the surface. Most advocates want all resource uses prohibited, including fishing. ...

Wild Oceans Chair Tim Choate Joins Fishing Hall of Fame

Author: Tim Choate Posted Under: Blog, Wild Oceans, Press Releases

Tim Choate of Coral Gables, Florida, an ardent angler since the mid-1950s, is being honored for a lifetime of contributions to the sport of offshore fishing and marine conservation. At tonight’s ceremony, he will be inducted into the prestigious International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame. The IGFA Hall of ...

Time to View the Summer Horizon

Author: Pam Lyons Gromen Posted Under: Blog, Wild Oceans, Our News

by Pam Lyons Gromen The summer edition of the Wild Oceans Horizon is here!  And what a busy summer we have had.  Check out our travel log on pages 8-9 to see the distance we will go to fight for the fish (as far as Japan!).  In this issue, we celebrate a ...

Pacific Council “Flip-Flops” on Greener Gear

Author: Theresa Labriola Posted Under: Blog, Councils, Sustainable Fishing Practices

by Theresa Labriola When a politician changes heart over something that millions of others have changed their mind on and owns up to it, we call them “evolved.” But when the Pacific Fishery Management Council, led by California, changes course on authorizing deep set buoy gear (DSBG) despite overwhelming public ...

Voice Your Support for a Strong Mid-Atlantic Ocean Action Plan

Author: Wild Ocean Team Posted Under: Blog, Ecosystems

Voice Your Support for a Strong Ocean Plan The Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan has been released!  Anglers and all stakeholders who value our oceans have a critical opportunity to weigh in to support a plan that conserves places of high productivity and diversity, places that are essential to the ...

This is How the Government is Preparing for Climate Change

Author: Theresa Labriola Posted Under: Blog, Climate Change

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) just took a huge step in preparing our ocean, fisheries and coastal communities for climate change. This type of foresight and required coordination is difficult, and hasn’t happened as often as it should in the past. The Western Regional Action Plan (WRAP) lays out why and ...

A Vision of Sustainable Fishing

Author: Ken Hinman Posted Under: Blog, Sustainable Fishing Practices

by Ken Hinman, President, Wild Oceans   BYCATCH IS THE NON-POINT POLLUTION OF FISHING. That’s what I called it in an article I wrote for Salt Water Sportsman 16 years ago, to make the point that you can’t stop it simply by putting a cap on landings.  It leaks from thousands of ...

Big Victory for Little Fish

Author: Theresa Labriola Posted Under: Blog, Prey Base, Victories

Feds Finalize Ban on New West Coast Forage Fisheries By Theresa Labriola –  For more than a decade Wild Oceans has been a champion for a broader ecosystem approach to managing marine fisheries beginning with protections of predator-prey relationships. On April 4, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued the Final Rule ...

Getting Past Customs

Author: Ken Hinman Posted Under: Blog, Billfish, Marlin, Big Fish

Exemption for Hawaiian Traditions Creates Legal, Trade Hurdles for BCA by Ken Hinman, Wild Oceans President Since passage of The Billfish Conservation Act of 2012, foreign imports of marlin and other billfish, estimated at up to 30,000 fish a year pre-BCA, have come to a halt, making it one more ...

“Ocean Planning” Offers Anglers An Opportunity We Should Take

Author: Capt. John McMurray Posted Under: Councils, Blog

by Capt. John McMurray, Owner/Operator of One More Cast Charters in Oceanside, New York If you’ve spent any real time offshore, you know that some spots are more “fishy” than others. To any fishermen worth his/her salt, that’s just a given. Often, a spot’s productivity is due to hard-bottom, structure ...