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  • 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…

  • August 04, 2016

    Pacific Council “Flip-Flops” on Greener Gear

    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 support for transitioning away from…

  • June 30, 2016

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

    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 resilience and function of…

  • June 28, 2016

    This is How the Government is Preparing for 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 how NFMS will…

  • June 07, 2016

    A Vision of Sustainable Fishing

    by Ken Hinman, President, Wild Oceans June 7, 2016 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 vessels…

  • April 21, 2016

    The Spring 2016 Wild Oceans Horizon is Here!

    The Spring 2016 Wild Oceans Horizon As Wild Oceans staff members were assembling stories for this edition of the Horizon, we began to refer to it as “the people issue.”  As president Ken Hinman writes in the cover story, “Every story in this issue of The Horizon is about people, specifically those people who care…

  • April 01, 2016

    Getting Past Customs

    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 triumph in our ongoing efforts to protect these marvelous fish. One unresolved issue remains, however,…