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  • March 27, 2017

    Spring Horizon Newsletter

    In this Spring 2017 edition of the Wild Oceans Horizon, we fondly remember the man who started it all.  Chris Weld, a pioneer in the fisheries conservation movement and co-founder of Wild Oceans (then called the National Coalition for Marine Conservation), has left us, but his legacy lives on and continues to inspire and energize…

  • February 01, 2017

    The People’s Choice for Menhaden

    On February 1st, the Atlantic Menhaden Management Board met in Alexandria, Virginia to review public comment on an array of options for changing the way we manage what is perhaps the most important forage fish on the east coast, and to decide which options will go forward as part of Draft Amendment 3 later this…

  • January 13, 2017

    Ocean Frontiers III Premieres Feb. 8th at the Virginia Aquarium

    Experience a spectacular evening at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for the World Premiere of Ocean Frontiers III.   “If you are not at the table, you are on the menu.”  This quote sums up why Wild Oceans believes that it is so important for anglers to stay informed about Regional Ocean Action…

  • December 05, 2016

    Act Now For The Future Of Menhaden

    by Ken Hinman The Commission responsible for conserving Atlantic menhaden is seeking public comment on changes to the way this important east coast forage fish is managed with respect to its role in the ecosystem, as well as revisiting how the catch is allocated among fisheries from Maine to Florida. A Public Information Document (PID)…

  • November 29, 2016

    Year-end Edition of the Wild Oceans Horizon

    by Pam Lyons Gromen As 2016 comes to a close, enjoy our year-end edition of the Wild Oceans Horizon.  We report Progress for People and Fish in our summary of the year’s accomplishments and also recognize the charitable foundations and individuals who generously contributed to our success. We are already hard at work for a…

  • November 03, 2016

    Pacific Council Corrects Course on Buoy Gear

    by Theresa Labriola In September, the Pacific Fishery Management Council reversed an earlier decision to postpone permitting buoy gear in the swordfish fishery in favor of more research. Changing its mind, the Council has now decided to pursue authorization because five years of research already tells us that this new, highly selective gear can catch…

  • September 22, 2016

    Parks & Recreation

    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. The move to designate marine…

  • September 12, 2016

    Wild Oceans Chair Tim Choate Joins Fishing Hall of Fame

    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 Fame recognizes extraordinary achievements in…

  • August 29, 2016

    Time to View the Summer Horizon

    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 major victory as…